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Franklin Memorial Hospital hosting 2nd Fall into Wellness Block Party

September 25, 2019

A free family-oriented educational and fun event

Farmington, Maine-

 

On Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital will host its 2nd “Fall into Wellness Block Party,” a free family-oriented educational and fun event being held in the Bass Room and on the hospital campus.

 

Festivities will include a children’s play area with a bounce house, face painting, lawn games, farm animals, a photo booth, a giant operation game, and pumpkin decorating, as well as NorthStar ambulance tours, and health screenings and free flu shots on the Healthy Community Coalition’s mobile health unit.

 

Firefighters from the Chesterville Fire Department will teach fire safety using their smokehouse. And several community programs plan to be present including the Western Maine Play Museum, Franklin County Children’s Task Force, Spruce Mountain Adult Education, United Way, Western Maine Community Action, Martha B. Webber Breast Center, and Franklin County Chamber of Commerce.

 

According to Tania Dawson, clinical educator and an organizer of the event, “On that weekend, we will also have a dental student and nine medical students from the University of New England onsite to help out and experience this community and see what it is like to practice rural medicine. This Fall into Wellness Block Party gives us an opportunity to celebrate all the good work we do here.”

 

WKTJ 99.3 FM will be doing a live remote on location with interviews with exhibitors.

 

For additional information, call Tania Dawson, clinical educator, at 779-2554.

 

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