This Saturday, November 2nd, the MedicAlert Foundation will be hosting this year’s Super Hero Kids Health and Safety Fair at the MedicAlert campus in Turlock. This will be the third year MedicAlert has put on this free event, which reaches out to the community and provides valuable information to help people improve their own health and safety.
Though the focus is on children, this event will have things for the whole family. Let the kids wear their superhero costumes and come enjoy things like:
- Teddy Bear Clinic (bring your own teddy bear)
- Super Hero Bicycle Training Course
- Bounce House
- Face Painting
- First Responder Area
- Live Animal Exhibitions
Come take advantage of free health screenings and clinics including blood pressure, vision and hearing testing. There will be live safety demonstrations, car seat safety checks and community mascots. You can come to learn about how the Affordable Care Act is going to affect you, and how to use the Covered California health care exchange. There will also be insurance company representatives present to inform you and help you explore your insurance options.
The event will last from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm Saturday, and will be at the MedicAlert campus at 2323 Colorado Avenue in Turlock (behind Emanuel Medical Center). Despite a press invite I unfortunately can’t be there this year, so please go check it out for me and tell me all about it here in the comments section below. I hope you have a fun time with the kids, and that you all go home with some new information that will help you be safer and healthier.
Most people know of MedicAlert from the medical ID bracelets which they pioneered starting in 1956. Now I see them on patients all the time, and I can tell you they help us paramedics out a lot in bad situations. MedicAlert Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and now provides electronic medical record services and can relay vital health information to healthcare providers in the event of an emergency. You check them out for yourself at www.medicalert.org.
Thanks for reading. Stay safe and be well!