Fall health fairs are underway

September is jam-packed with lots of great health fair choices in your local community. 

Alaska Health Fair events offer free health screenings, health and safety education, plus 11 affordable, comprehensive and private blood tests (starting at $20). These tests can help you learn about your overall health and detect potential problems early, when treatment or changes in personal habits can be most effective.

Alaska Health Fairs will be held at the following locations and times during September. For more information, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage) or 907-374-6853 (Fairbanks); or visit  http://www.alaskahealthfair.org for the complete test roster, seasonal schedule, occasional updates, frequent announcements and monthly newsletters on health related topics.

Each of these events is free and open to the public. 

Sept. 12, Fairbanks Senior and Caregiver Resource Fair at Pioneer Park Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (blood tests from 10 a.m. to noon). Open to all seniors and their caregivers.

Sept. 15, Fairbanks Community Health Fair at Pioneer Park Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way; 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 15, Palmer Community Health Fair at MTA Sports Center, 1507 N. Double B Street, Palmer; 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 19, Palmer Community Health Fair at Mat-Su College, 8295 College Drive; 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 22, Chugiak Community Health Fair at Chugiak/Eagle River Senior Center, 22424 North Birchwood Loop Road; 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 29, Delta Junction Community Health Fair at Delta Elementary School, 2659 Nistler Road; 8 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers wanted

We need non-medical and medical volunteers, plus experienced volunteer phlebotomists, to help us meet our mission, vision and core purpose to serve all Alaskans. Time volunteered for health fairs meet continued competency requirements for RN license renewal. We would also love and need your support at the office in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Check out our website at www.alaskahealthfair.org and select the volunteer tab at the top of the main page.  It just takes moments to complete and submit the form. You’ll receive an immediate confirmation email and an event email, about two weeks out, telling you what we have you doing, where and when for each event you selected.

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