Health fair promotes prevention, provides vaccinations

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By Josh Sidorowicz
Holt Journal staff writer

On Friday, the first Holt Health Fair and Flu and Pneumonia Shot clinic was held at the Holt Senior Care and Rehab Center, 5091 Willoughby Road.

The fair was held to promote preventative health care and provide information about various health, wellness and senior care services in the community, said Mary Brier, advertising and marketing director of Holt Senior Care and Rehab Center.

“This is the first year we’re doing this here so we aren’t sure what to expect, but we felt this would be something really useful for members of the community,” Brier said.

The fair, which had vendors almost exclusively from Holt, was designed to showcase local health services to residents.

“We really targeted Holt and most of the vendors are from here, so we really tried to keep it Holt-community based,” Brier said.

Brier also said by holding the fair at the Holt Senior Care and Rehab Center, they hoped to attract family members and friends of those staying at the center.

Attendees at the event, like Holt resident Phil Kirks, were able to receive flu and pneumonia vaccinations courtesy of McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice.  Other services offered included vision screenings and blood pressure checks.