Breckenridge Medical Center sponsors health fair Sept. 15 |

Breckenridge Medical Center sponsors health fair Sept. 15

BRECKENRIDGE — Sept. 15, the Breckenridge Medical Center is sponsoring its sixth annual Health and Safety Fair. This year, the Family Health and Safety Fair will be at the Village of Breckenridge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be activities for all members of the family.

A large part of the fair will feature the Safety-Saur-Us vehicle, which is a converted ambulance in the form of a dinosaur. This Safety-Saur-Us has six safety stations educating children on recognizing street signs, preventing falls, how helmets work and other safety features.

The vehicle resembles the human body inside with a larger-than-life, moving and beating heart, brains, vertebral spine and lungs.

The fair also will have 100 bike and multipurpose helmets donated to give away to the first 100 children who attend the fair.

Another service to be provided at the fair is a car seat safety checkpoint. The Summit County Safe Kids Coalition will have about 20 car seats to give away to those in need and will provide car seat inspections.

There will be special emphasis on educating parents about the new law requiring booster seats for children younger than 8 or less than 80 pounds. The children also will get to meet doctors, a dentist and emergency medical service personnel.

The Red, White and Blue Fire Department will teach children about fire safety. The Summit County Ambulance staff will provide tours of the ambulance. The Breckenridge Police Department will provide child fingerprinting and identification.

Children can listen to their heartbeat, have their blood pressure taken, and see what their bones look like on -ray. Dr. Nary will show children how to properly care for their teeth. Summit County Dispatch will have the 911 call simulator so that children can practice calling 911 in the case of an emergency.

Children will not be the only ones who can get something out of the fair. The Steadman Hawkins Clinic will be offering free knee or orthopedic screenings.

At 11 a.m., the Howard Head Sports Medicine staff will give a lecture on sports conditioning exercises. The medical center also will offer free body fat testing.

Additionally, all the children will get free “goody bags” and many other giveaways. Complimentary face painting and balloon twisting will also entertain the little ones.

For more information, call the Breckenridge Medical Center (970) 453-1010.

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