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PUBLISHED: 4:15 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2007
SEARHC Kake Health Fair set
KAKE - The annual SEARHC Kake Health Fair takes place from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Kake Elementary School gym.

Kake residents attending the fair will be able to get free health risk appraisals that include biometric screenings for blood pressure, non-fasting blood sugar, HDL (healthy cholesterol) and total cholesterol levels.

Also available will be health and safety information on topics such as healthy eating, injury prevention and behavioral health. There will be door prizes.

Some of the programs hosting booths at the health fair include WISEWOMAN, StrongWomen, behavioral health, teen health/women's health, Girl Scouts, tobacco prevention, alcohol/drug abuse treatment, injury prevention (with free smoke alarms and gun locks), Kids Don't Float, child safety, Organized Village of Kake environmental, nutrition and dental.

There also will be a booth about alternate resources, where residents can check their eligibility to programs such as Denali KidCare, Medicaid, Medicare, VA, etc. (bring proof of income for the past 30 days).

"Take time out for yourself. Come and spend an enjoyable afternoon with us while finding out more about taking care of yourself, your family and your environment," SEARHC Kake Community Wellness Advocate Georgie Reese said.

For information, contact Georgie Reese at 785-3260 or by e-mail at georgie.reese@searhc.org.


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