Making healthy choices begins with good mentoring. Help steer your children down the right path by bringing them to the Mercy Kids Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 11 at Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. From 9 a.m. to noon, the clinic will provide free health screenings, fitness fun, education and learning opportunities, a chance to see emergency vehicles and meet with community agency representatives.
All screenings and events are free and open to the public.
The Teddy Bear Clinic is a highlight of the event. Young children are encouraged to bring their teddy bear or doll for a check-up by a Mercy physician. Surgeons will be on hand to mend minor cuts or tears to your child’s favorite stuffed animal.
Just a few of the scheduled activities include: health screenings (eye, vision, blood pressure, height and weight), nutritional information, details about vaccines, hand-washing tips, healthy snacks, preventing colds and the flu, exercise stations, as well as a bounce house and photo booth. Also on site will be Mercy EMS staff, Fort Scott police and fire department personnel, the Bourbon County Sherriff, as well as Kansas Wildlife and Parks.
Kids may register to win a backpack stuffed with school supplies. Winner need not be present to win, but registration the day of the event is required.
For more information about the Mercy Clinic Kids Health and Safety Fair, call Amy Budy at 620-223-8093.