Residents in the Copper Country can feel better about their health and safety if they took part in an event geared and promoting just that. ABC Ten’s Keweenaw Bureau Reporter Rick Allen was also there.
Hundreds of people flocked to the 5th Annual Health and Safety Fair over the weekend, hosted by Portage Health in Hancock. The event got off to a great start.
Community Health Coordinator Angela Luskin said, “It looks like we have great attendance so far. I haven’t counted the numbers but as of 10:30am, we already had close to 200 people.”
The public was treated to a long list of special services, including health screenings, chair massages, and healthy food. Children were given bike helmets, finger printed, and a chance to check out emergency vehicles. All of the services, including a car seat clinic, were offered free of charge.
Luskin noted, “This is an important thing that we do for the community; to offer these free screenings that are important to get on an annual basis and it’s important for the community to come out and to see what Portage Health offers on a regular basis.”