Just For The Health of It
It started with a simple collaboration between the Sinclair Health Clinic, then known as The Free Medical Clinic, and the Handley Regional Library System. We wanted to offer flu vaccinations to those without insurance and, at the same time, introduce the community to the services provided by the clinic. Well, since that first successful event things have grown. We now have a number of community partners offering a variety of health, safety, and overall well-being services represented at our wellness event. You can still get that flu shot and much more. Need a recommendation for child care? Need help signing up for health insurance? Want parenting support? Need to talk to someone about domestic abuse? Need help with a loved one prone to wander? Community partners will be on hand to help with these and more. Also for the first time we will be offering a $25 gift card door prize!
Join us Monday, October, 21 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Handley Library or Tuesday, October, 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Bowman Library.
Flu shots* will be offered 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Handley and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bowman. Diabetes Screening will be offered 10 a.m - 12:30 p.m. at Handley on October 21 only
A presentation: Tracking Systems for Loved Ones Who Wander will be presented at 10:30 a.m. both locations by Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver.
Meet our community partners joining us for this year’s event:
AIDS Response Effort, Inc. (ARE) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides crucial healthcare information and compassionate care for those impacted by HIV/AIDS, homelessness, addressing human service needs in the Northern Shenandoah Valley Region.
Child Care Aware Offers resources for families needing child care and for child care providers.
Healthy Families NSV is dedicated to developing, supporting, and empowering expectant and overburdened new families. We provide systematic, early identification of at-risk families and offering ongoing in-home services and support to prevent child abuse and neglect and improve overall family functioning.
The Laurel Center empowers victims of domestic and sexual violence by providing emergency housing, advocacy, support services, and education. We reach out to our community through education and awareness programs.
Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition.
The mission of Shenandoah Community Health is to promote health and wellness within the community by providing a Medical Home to reduce barriers to care and ensure access to a full range of coordinated health care and wellness services. SCH also also provides assistance enrolling in VA Medicaid.
Sinclair Health Clinic provides health care services for low income and uninsured adults and women's health services In addition wellness and prevention services are offered.
Winchester Parks and Recreation maintains over 270 acres of park land and provides year round programs and amenities for youth and adults.
This event is free and open to the public.
*Flu vaccines are offered free of charge to those over 18 years of age who have no health insurance.