Friday, August 22, 2014

Fair at club in Shelton to promote health, wellness

Annual event for children slated Sept. 21
SHELTON - The 13th Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair will take on a family carnival theme from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, One Positive Place.

The event will offer free food, fun, and games along with a variety of health, wellness and safety programs and displays.

Sponsored by the Valley Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital, The Valley Community Foundation, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, and Griffin Faculty Physicians, the fair will feature carnival games, a moon bounce and magic show.

Other activities include health, wellness and safety interactive displays, a car seat and bike helmet clinic, the Child Identification Program (CHIP), fire engines and rescue vehicles, a safety house to teach about safety features in homes, and much more.
Free bike helmets will be available for the first 400 children and there will be free CPR for Friends and Family Training (must call Cathi at 203-732-1337 to register for the CPR training).

The Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse program was established in 1990 and is now one of the largest in the country, with nearly 40 participating churches, more than 125 parish nurses, and 350 additional volunteers who support the nurses and who serve on the health cabinets of the individual churches.
The Boys & Girls Club provides, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Griffin Faculty Physicians Primary Care is a multi-specialty medical group affiliated with Griffin Hospital, offering exceptional, personalized care to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities at our conveniently located offices in Derby, Oxford, Southbury, Seymour and Shelton.
For more information about the fair, call 203-732-1337.

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital. 

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