March 31, 2016 (Ridley Park, Pa) – Ridley Health Awareness Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Ridley High School (901 Morton Avenue, Folsom). This free event is one that local families look forward to each year for the free health screenings, 60+ health information stations, kids’ activities, and much more.
Local residents have a unique opportunity to receive numerous free health screenings during the event that include Alzheimer and Dementia, blood pressure, body fat %, BMI, foot and ankle, leg vein, osteoporosis, and sleep disorder risk. In addition, free cholesterol/glucose screenings will be offered at a special time of 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fasting from the midnight before is required for only the cholesterol/glucose screenings. The first 100 people to receive any health screening at the event prior to 10:30 a.m. will receive a free breakfast and those receiving screenings between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. will receive a complimentary gift.
Crozer-Keystone Health System and Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park continue their annual sponsorship of this event as it provides a great opportunity to connect with the local community. In addition to coordinating a majority of the screenings listed above, Crozer-Keystone staff will also be available during the event to provide information covering the following areas of interest: community health education, tobacco cessation and prevention, nutrition, asthma management, heart health, stroke prevention, diabetes, senior health services/CK Village, cancer prevention, Healthline Services, CPR/safety demonstrations, women and children’s health, Crozer-Keystone Sleep Centers, Crozer-Keystone Healthplex Sports Medicine, Regional Rehabilitation Center at Taylor Hospital, Osteoporosis Center of Delaware County, Healthplex Sports Club, Delaware County WIC program and DCTS Medical Careers.
In addition to the health screenings and health information that will be available, attendees of all ages are sure to enjoy the special activities planned for the event. These activities include: family zumba, family yoga, kickboxing, family boot camp, face painting, moon bounce, caricaturist, character appearances, speed pitch test, obstacle course, massage, grow your own sprout, food and snack giveaways, and more.
Crozer-Keystone and Taylor Hospital join other sponsors for this event that include the Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, Taylor Community Foundation (TCF), Ridley School District and the Ridley Area YMCA.