WSCC nursing students to host health promotion fair.

April 14, 2017

IMG_20160413_101452925_HDRWSCC nursing students to host health promotion fair. 

MANISTEE TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College’s graduating nursing students, in partnership with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc., and District Health Department #10, will hold the annual Community Health Promotion Fair on Wed., April 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Next Generation Learning Center in Manistee.

This event provides nursing students the opportunity to offer information on current health issues to the public.

“Health education is an important role of nurses and the fair will focus on significant health promotion topics of interest to our local community.  This is a senior project by our nursing students and provides them the experience of researching health information, creating presentations, and talking to the public about health promotion topics,” said Ruth Freebury, WSCC Director of Nursing and Allied Health.  

This year’s health topics include free vision and hearing screenings for children 5 and under provided by District Health Department #10 and dental screenings provided by Northwest Michigan Health Services. 

Informational booths include blood glucose monitoring, diabetes, bone marrow drive, immunizations, skin cancer awareness, women’s health, memory aids, blood pressure awareness and much more.   Visual displays, written handouts, and interactive education will be provided by the nursing students.

In addition to the valuable learning experience for students, Freebury explained, the health fair provides an opportunity for community members to get information to help themselves to become or remain healthy.   “We hope many community members will join us,” Freebury added.

The Next Generation Learning Center is located next to the Little River Casino Resort at the intersection of US 31 and M 22. 

For more information about the health fair, contact the nursing department at the college.