Hospital hosts Spring Fair on May 4

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Margaretville — The annual Margaretville Hospital Spring Health Fair will be held Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will take place in the lobby, adjacent hallways on the main level and in the classroom. The fair will help provide information on the hospital’s growing number of healthcare services and on wellness opportunities in local communitities.

Many free screening services will be offered at the Spring Health Fair, including
• Body Mass Index
• Oxygen screening - pulse oximeter testing.
• Finger-stick / blood glucose screening and diabetes education.
• Bone density screening.
• Caloric testing.
• Blood pressure screening.

A Children’s Tent area with many activities will be located just outside the side entrance. Children are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Teddy Bear Clinic in the hospital’s mobile van, where nursing staff will “take care of” the bears and help children become more comfortable with emergency medical care and equipment. They will also be planting a vegetable garden, and will have arts and crafts activities and a popcorn machine to enjoy. The Margaretville Central School Art Club will also be providing face painting.

There will be a number of booths at The Spring Health Fair where visitors may obtain information on a variety of health and wellness topics. Displays /booths will be set up by: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Roxbury Central School CROP Garden Program, Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce, Fairview Library Knitting Program, Catskill Forest Association, Catskill Mountain Cycling Club, The Open Eye Theater, Alzheimer’s Association, Llobet Medical Group, Fidelis Care, Take Shape for Life, and Catskill-area Hospice. A National Alliance on Mental Illness presentation with Jason Paden will be held at 10 a.m in the Physicians Lounge.

Other booths include: Margaretville Health Foundation, the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital/Mountainside Residential Care Center, the Auxiliary Wellness Committee and the Health Alliance Marketing De- partment.
The event will be broadcast live on WROX.
About HealthAlliance
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley® is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz.

As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance visit our web site at www. HAHV.org.