Make Healthy Connections!
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL AGES THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
FREE Health Screenings, FREE Children's books*, FREE Child ID cards, and many, many giveaways and drawings yet to be determined.
*While supplies last!
FREE WALK-IN VACCINE CLINIC
Haven't received a COVID-19 vaccine yet? Benton County Public Health will be hosting a Moderna Walk-In Vaccine Clinic during the health fair for anyone 18 years or older. There is no cost for the vaccine. For questions, please contact the Public Health Office at (319) 472-6460.
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
Measuring blood pressure is a measurement of the force applied to the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Being proactive about maintaining healthy blood pressure can lower your risk of stroke, heart disease and other health problems. Check your blood pressure with a member of the Virginia Gay Hospital or Family Medical Clinic staff.
Do you snore? Do you wake up still feeling tired ? Do you wake up with headaches ? - All of these could be caused by your sleep. Sleep affects so much more than we ever knew. Quality sleep is vital for all aspects of our lives and health. Please come see us and ask questions regarding sleep. We will have helpful information and explain what our Virginia Gay Sleep Lab can offer to anyone experiencing sleep problems.
AMERIGROUP OF IOWA
Warren Dukes will be available to answer questions about the services they offer to members, explain the value-added benefits and demonstrate the Aunt Bertha resource link to locate free or reduced-cost services in your area.
United Way of East Central Iowa is committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in Benton County. As a collaborator and connector for change, our vision is to help our community thrive in three critical areas: education, financial stability and health. We partner with community stakeholders, local nonprofits and volunteers to identify gaps in the service and pull resources together to assist community members with their greatest needs. Stop and see us to learn more!
Discover first hand the number of services provided by the Vinton Lutheran Home Communities including their brand new Outpatient Therapy Services.
Therapeutic Innovations, PLLC, implements effective psychotherapy interventions and a relationship that assists you on a journey towards wellness. Learn more about services that include mental health therapy, school-based therapy, behavioral health, and forensic psychology.
BENTON COUNTY DISASTER RECOVERY COALITION
Being prepared for a disaster can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a disaster, where to go, and know how to care for their basic and medical needs. ** FREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS BACKPACKS ** Receive your FREE Emergency Preparedness Backpack while supplies last!
IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
Horst Physical Therapy seeks to improve the quality of life for their diverse patient demographic. They will explain how enhancing patient strength, mobility, and function aims to return your body to a state of well-being.
STRENGTH HAS A GREATER PURPOSE: FIND YOURS
Stark Strength will present the benefits of strength training with an emphasis on hardstyle Kettlebell training, importance of core strengthening and the power of mobility. Get a quick demo and some pointers on using kettlebells.
CONNECT US ALL!
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Take this opportunity to visit with Benton County Public Health professionals and find ways to improve your health and well-being through better nutrition, physical activity and vaccinations. And, we'll have a tip or two on the proper way to clean your hands and minimize germs.
FREE CHILD ID CARDS
Benton County Sheriff's Office will on hand providing FREE Child ID cards and offering tips and information on children's personal safety.
Norwex products obliterate the use of toxic chemicals in your home. By using Norwex products you can mechanically clean your home and rid it safely of 99.9% of bacteria for your family and the environment, without using toxic chemicals. Want to take care of the Earth, your home, and the people close to you, consider Norwex. Stop by my booth to view my show specials, and let me demonstrate how easy it is to clean your home by saving time and money with Norwex cloths, which last years with proper use and cleaning. Stop by and visit with Margie Ortgiesen. She'll have details on how you could win a $50 Norwex shopping spree.
Monica Stark and the team in the Virginia Gay Hospital X-Ray department are excited to share information with you about services they have available. Learn about their current CT scan capabilities, a new MRI unit and how they can perform 3D and 4D ultrasounds!
LUTHERAN SERVICES IN IOWA
LSI’s Early Childhood program in Tama and Benton work to strengthen families by providing activities around parent-child interaction and child development. Services are free and voluntary for families living within the county that would like parent support and encouragement. Families in the program are often connected with local resources and ready for kids for school by age 5.
CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS
Chief Ted Paxton and other members of the Vinton Police Department will be offering child safety seat checks at this event as well as having a Student Resource Officer information table. The K-9 Unit will also be making an appearance.
WHAT IS FARM TO SCHOOL?
The Vinton-Shellsburg Farm To School Chapter will be ready to share information about healthy food choices and how they utilize fresh, locally produced produce in recipes served at the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District.
IN-HOME CARE OPTIONS FOR AGING PARENTS
Home Instead Senior Care offers options for in-home care to seniors. They are a great resource for helping children who may be assisting their aging parents.
MEASURE YOUR FITNESS
VGH Therapy Services in partnership with Rehabvisions will be offering examples to measure your physical and mental fitness, as well as improve it.
PFLAG CEDAR RAPIDS
Get details on available education, support and resources for LGBT + communities, friends and families.
FREE 1-MINUTE HIV TESTS
Linn County Public Health will be offering FREE 1 minute HIV tests at this year’s event. Stop by for information to answer your sexual health questions and pick up some free condoms. Linn County Public Health is proud to collaborate with Benton County Public Health to serve the Benton County community! Linn County Public Health offers testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection, testing for HIV and Hepatitis C, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services and navigation, hepatitis immunizations, and free condoms.
ECHOVISION, INC. US CELLULAR
Looking for suggestions to help your work environment? Get details on iPad and all the latest cellular devices along with security cameras and accessories.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Being home can be the best place to recuperate from an illness or injury. Let Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health tell you about a number of services they available for you as the patient or you as a caregiver to keep you safe on the right track for recovery.
In addition to offering a on-site developmental, hearing and vision screenings, HACAP can provide details on their Family and Community Health Alliance Programs that include 1st Five, ISmile, WIC, Breastfeeding, Hawk-i and much more. Don't miss this opportunity for free screenings.
The Pink Heals fire truck and police car will be on display! Pink Heals volunteers take these pink vehicles on home visits to those in need. They partner with businesses to provide visit recipients with donated goods, gift cards and services. The color pink is used to represent love and care rather than to signify a specific disease. Pink Heals is about more than just breast cancer. It is about all illnesses and needs within our communities.
• Amerigroup of Iowa
• Benton and Iowa County Flourishing Families CPPC/Decat
• Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition
• HACAP & HACAP North Benton Center
• Heritage Area Agency on Aging
• Horst PT
• Norwex (Margie Ortgiesen)
• PFLAG Cedar Rapids Chapter
• Rehabvisions/Virginia Gay Therapy Services
• United Healthcare
• Vinton Lions Club
• VSCSD Summer Food Service Program