Portage Health offers help with staying safe Saturday

Having fun and learning safety tips are two big reasons Copper Country residents will be heading to this year’s Health and Safety Fair in Hancock.

It will take place tomorrow on the main campus of Portage Health from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will include a car seat safety check and free health screenings. Event coordinator Angela Luskin says it’s one of their bigger events for the community.

“It came about because we were looking for one way to give back to the community, and the health fair is what it turned out to be with screenings, and it’s kind of a way for Portage Health to showcase the different services and programs that we offer to the community,” she said.

One of the new improvements this year is a tent devoted to just kids activities including the Teddy Bear Boo Boo Clinic, where children can bring a stuffed animal from home and the orthopedic team will fix them up.

“I think it’s a great idea. Kids will get an opportunity to see what a cast and a splint look like on their favorite stuffed animal. Then if they need those services in the future, maybe it won’t be so scary,” Luskin said.

All activities are free. However, some screenings may be limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.