Cary Medical Center’s 36th Annual Health Fair will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the Caribou Wellness and Recreation Center on Bennett Drive in Caribou.

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The theme of this year’s event will be ‘Growing Healthy Communities.’ The health fair plans a number of unique exhibits including a focus on healthy local foods and will feature free flu shots, as well cholesterol, visual and blood sugar screenings. The event includes nearly 30 exhibitors.

 

Bethany Zell, director of Cary’s Healthy You program, who is coordinating the event, said that having the fair earlier in the fall and adding new exhibitors should draw additional participants.

“Cary’s Health Fair has become a real tradition in the County,” said Zell.  “Thousands of people have attended the event over the past 36 years, and each year we try to add something a little different.”

Zell is working with local farmers to feature a display of produce that is grown locally. There will also be samples of local foods.

Bill Flagg, Director of Community Relations and Development at Cary Medical Center said that the emphasis on local foods has been an ongoing project over the past year.

“We really have been trying to highlight the multiple and various types of crops that are now grown in the County,” said Flagg. “We are so blessed to live in a region with such abundance and we have been trying to bring more attention to local growers.”

The Caribou Police Department will also host a drug take-back at the Health Fair.  You can turn in any unused or expired medicine for proper and safe disposal.

The Cary Health Fair is free and open to all area communities.  The event will start at 9:00 am Saturday and wrap up at 1:00 pm.

Anyone wishing more information should contact the Public Relations office at Cary Medical Center 498-1112.

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