ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) will partner with Well Care Health Plans and the American Heart Association to host a Heart Month Health Fair from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Alton Salvation Army, 525 Alby St.
“Since the New Year is just beginning, now is a great time for folks to take a look at their habits and routine and consider making healthy lifestyle changes,” Beiser said. “The theme of the health fair is heart health, but there will be a variety of different resources available for people to learn how to improve different aspects of their general health.”
Participants at the free fair will be entered into drawings for door prizes. The Alton Salvation Army is requesting donations of nonperishable food items, but donations are not necessary to participate.
Organizations providing information will include Senior Services Plus, Molina Health Care, Well Care Health Plans, Southern Illinois Health Care and University of Illinois Extension.
Dental Safari, which provides free or low-cost teeth cleaning and sealants for children younger than 18 and pregnant mothers; Lewis and Clark Community College, which provides cholesterol and blood glucose screenings as well as other general health screenings; the Lions Club, which provides eye exams; and Alton Memorial Hospital, which provides blood pressure and other general health screenings, will be present. There also will be activities for children.
“I encourage folks of all ages to join me for the Heart Month Health Fair,” Beiser said. “There will be activities for children, seniors and all ages in between. The health fair is free to the public and will be a great opportunity to learn how to make positive lifestyle changes in the coming year.”
For information or to get a consent form to be seen by Dental Safari, contact Beiser’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.