Health Fair @ CRSI

Urbana: Mark your calendars because it’s time once again for CRSI’s One Stop Health Fair coming Wednesday, September 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is a free community service, open to the public. 033

There are plenty of indoor opportunities lined up for free screenings and evaluations such as health assessments, visual and glaucoma, blood pressure, glucose, body fat, dental, diabetic foot analysis, fine motor and grip assessments, sleep screening, bone density and much more.

There is outdoor market planned this year however, Strive@CRSI will offer for sale, iced-coffee made with the agency’s private label CrewCup Coffeeworks™ and basil ice-cream, made with fresh basil, grown in the Strive Hydroponic garden.   Other herbs, lettuces and vegetables will also be on sale.

Free information will abound on topics ranging from Acupuncture to Urology. The Champaign Co. Sheriff’s Dept. will also be on hand again this year with its Ident-A-Kid program, and the Urbana Fire Dept. will demonstrate car seats and enroll those not already signed- up for Code Red notifications.

While admission and the information, screenings and evaluations are free, there are also a few services available for a fee. The Medicine Shoppe is again offering the H1N1/seasonal combined flu vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine with most insurance plans accepted. Springfield Urology is offering a PSA lab test for the third year in a row for men, recognizing September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

“The CRSI Wellness Committee is honored to bring this type of service to the community. Each year we enjoy a high participation rate by local, quality vendors; as well as a great turn-out by the general public, seeking information and services”, says Sandy Loffing, project chair.

Don’t let unforeseen vehicle woes cause undo stress in the coming months. Tim’s Towing is again offering a free AAA drive-through, seven-step auto maintenance inspection and a free plastic spare key for the wallet. He will be located in the front parking lot of CRSI, accessed from Scioto St.

In addition to many vendor door prizes, CRSI is offering a grand prize drawing for a $500 Visa gift card and other prizes, just for registering.

The One Stop Health Fair @ CRSI will be located inside the CRSI annex building accessed from U.S. Highway 36, directly behind the main office complex facing Scioto St. Hours are from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 10 with additional parking available next door at Trenor Motors.