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By John DiMaria



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Wilkes University is sponsoring a Community Health Fair on Saturday to provide information about healthy lifestyles and health-related topics from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Henry Student Center. The event is free and no registration is required.


There will be programs and information for everyone, from children to senior citizens.


Adult programs include booths with information on cancer awareness, smoking cessation, diabetes and cardiac problems. Programs for teens include information about the negative effects of substance abuse, drinking and driving, and sexually transmitted diseases. For younger children, there will be programs about fire safety, nutrition, exercise and more.


Participating university groups include the pharmacy, nursing and biology departments, Zebra Communications and the diversity office. Wilkes’ Spanish Club members will act as translators for Spanish-speaking families.


Community participants include Volunteers in Medicine and Oakwood Terrace, whose representatives will talk about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Geisinger Blood Center will host a blood drive; those who donate will have their iron levels and other blood levels checked for free.


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