Mercy and Church of the Lakes Faith Community Nurses Sponsor Health Fair Oct. 30

Mercy and Church of the Lakes Faith Community Nurses Sponsor Health Fair Oct. 30

Posted on: October 12, 2010

CANTON, OHIO – Mercy Medical Center and the Church of the Lakes Faith Community Nurses will sponsor a Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 30th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Church of the Lakes, 5944 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton (on the corner of Brunnerdale). Free and open to the community, the Health & Wellness Fair will offer the following screenings to participants:

• Blood Pressure
• Vision
• Carbon Monoxide
• Massages
• Pulmonary Function
• Reflexology
• Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
• Spinal Exams
• Glucose/Cholesterol (Fasting recommended/minimal charge)
• Reikii

In addition to health screenings, seasonal flu vaccines will be available for $25 and pneumonia vaccinations will be available for $60. Medicare can be billed if members present their Medicare cards. Cash or checks will be accepted for those without Medicare.

Various agencies and health care organizations will be on-site to provide information on diabetes, heart disease, cancer prevention, prescription assistance, living wills and much more. In attendance will be Mercy Medical Center’s Homecare/Hospice/Palliative Care/Telemedicine, Behavioral Health, Cancer Center, Dental Services, Diabetes Educator, Health & Fitness Center, Hyperbaric/Wound Care, Jackson Health Center, Lab Services, Pharmacy and Respiratory Therapy. LifeShare will also be on-site for blood donations.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see

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