Submitted by Kathy Buell, Public Health Nurse– The flu “influenza” season has arrived. The Public Health office and the Haida Health center along with Northern Health and the Chronic Disease Team have organized a health fair to take place November 12, from 11-4 at the community hall in Masset. The focus will be health care prevention issues. This includes flu vaccines, diabetes and heart healthy information, sugar and cholesterol checks, well-woman information, birth control information. A healthy lunch will be provided with information about nutrition.
Addiction services, the B.C. Schizophrenia Society along with the Friendship House in Prince Rupert will be able to provide info about mental health and addictions. The RCMP will have a table along with the B.C. Ambulance Service on seat belt and bike helmet safety. As well, B.C. Ambulance Service and RCMP will also have tables for recruitment.
There’ll also be info about breastfeeding, prenatal care, and yoga relaxation. A pharmacy technician will be available to answer questions regarding pharmaceutical information. The HG Society for Community Peace will be present, and donations for the Greater Masset Food Bank will be greatly appreciated and there will be a bin at the door.
Everyone come out to learn and enjoy the day.
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