Niagara Falls Urgent Care is organizing and hosting a community health fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3117 Military Road, near the Casa Nova Restaurant in the Town of Niagara. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.
Admission to the fair is free. There also will be free food and refreshments offered to patrons. Furthermore, anyone who presents a Grand Island driver's license can receive reimbursement for the cost of tolls.
The event will, according to the company's Facebook page, focus on activities and education promoting healthy lifestyles. In attendance will be several area organizations with similar interests.
Unyts will be attending to operate a blood drive, while educating the public on the importance of organ and tissue donations. Also in attendance will be World Gym, University Pediatric Dentistry, Venture Forthe Inc., and many others. One excited participant is even offering free yoga lessons and demonstrations.
The organizers have arranged for a bounce house, fire truck, ambulance and other attractions to entertain their younger guests. All who attend will also be offered a free raffle ticket for a chance to win a 32-inch LG television set.
"We're very proud to host our community health fair for this neighborhood," said Tan Shagar, director of operations and strategic development at Niagara Falls Urgent Care. "We have several programs that aim to help the community - this is just one of them."
"We'd also like to recognize UB MD Dermatology and Elderwood Health Plan Managed Long Term Care for stepping up and helping to sponsor this fair," said Jesus Dejesus, a key organizer. "There are so many wonderful organizations who work hard every day to improve the health of Western New York."
Niagara Falls Urgent Care opened its doors to Niagara County and the surrounding community in February. Since its debut, workers have successfully helped over 3,600 patients of varying ailments avoid lengthy waits in emergency rooms by providing access to fast, efficient and effective urgent care services.