Health fair set for new hospital

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Low-cost health screenings and health education will be available from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at Castle Rock's new hospital.

For the first time, Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus, the 9Health Fairs and the Rotary Clubs of Douglas County are joining forces to put on the Family 9Health Fair, which will be held at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, 2350 Meadows Blvd.

Patricia Fiske, a Rotarian on the organizing committee, said the partnership between the three entities would bring quality health screenings and other services to local families.

“The 9Health Fair has the expertise to run the fair, the Adventist Hospital has a beautiful new facility for the fair, and the Rotary Clubs of Douglas County have the desire to help as many families as possible,” Fiske said.

“We understand that families today are busier than ever, and with that in mind, we want to make it as easy as possible for families to take charge of their health,” said Jim Goddard, 9Health Fair's president and CEO.

“Our Family 9Health Fair offers a safe and reliable environment to be screened for health issues that are pertinent to you and your family, like autism, stress management, blood pressure, and more,” he said. “We encourage everyone to make attending a Family 9Health Fair a family tradition that will last for years to come.”

Christine Alexander, the hospital's marketing director, said she sees the fair as part of the hospital's service to the community.

“Sure, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is here to fix broken bones, treat heart problems, and bring babies into the world,” Alexander said. “But we also are a member of the community, with a vested interest in the success and health of our neighbors. That's why we are sponsoring and invite families to participate in the Family 9Health Fair.”

The cost for various tests range from about $15 to $40.

Some of the health screenings offered include blood chemistry, blood count, vitamin D, hemoglobin A1C, prostate screenings and colon cancer screening take-home kits.

Free screenings for children will include autism screening; developmental milestone screening; and hearing and vision screenings.

Other opportunities include getting blood pressure checked; pulse, oral health and vision screenings; and stress assessments.

For more information, go to www.9healthfairs.org/. Look for the Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus fair.

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