Grand Canyon Health Fair offering more than flu shots Oct. 14

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Coconino County Health Department and North Country HealthCare in conjunction with Xanterra South Rim will hold a community Health Fair for the Grand Canyon and Tusayan communities Oct. 14.

The event will take place at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center in Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) from 1:30 to 6:30 p.

The health fair's goal is to provide education about health, wellness and safety issues and provide an opportunity to meet representatives of health and wellness programs available at Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff and Tuba City.

"We are excited to have Tuba City Regional Health Care representatives available this year to discuss their programs," said Susan Manganiello, benefits administrator for Xanterra South Rim. "United Way representatives will be here to discuss the ever popular VITA (tax assistance) program and the KinderCamp programs."

Other representatives will provide maternal and child health program information, free car seat checks, diabetes screening, Arizona nutrition network information, women's wellness programs, SmokeFree Arizona, sexual health and mental health programs and substance abuse information.

Additional representatives from GCNP and Flagstaff will be available to provide holistic health treatment information.

National Park Service and Xanterra Fire & Security staff will be available to answer questions about various emergency programs. A fire truck and ambulance will be available for viewing and CPR demonstrations will also be performed.

Xanterra employees can get a free flu shot from North Country HealthCare during this event. The shots will be available in the Piano Room of the Recreation Center.

Door prizes and other giveaways will be available. To be eligible for the drawings, attendees will need to visit three different programs and obtain a signature from a person at that program. There will also be a grand prize.

More information about the health fair is available from Susan Manganiello at (638) 2526 ext. 6277.

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