Sterling Area Health Center holds annual health fair

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A crowd of people fill the pavilion at the Deep River Township Park Aug. 15 for the Sterling Area Health Center’s annual health fair.
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Sterling Area Health Center CEO Roger Rushlow thanked the staff of the health center for their hard work over the past year at its annual health fair Aug. 15.
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Allison Hartman of Standish paints the face of Alexis McMaster, 7, of Newcastle, Wyoming.
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Susan Blair, right, gives Kim Kowalski, Melissa Yocom, Emily Ford and Chris Nimeph information on the salt and sugar amounts in a variety of food items, and explained how to identify low-fat foods.
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Brady Jessup, 5, of Standish shows off the bicycle he won in the health fair’s raffle.
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Sterling Area Health Center’s Ann Johnson takes the blood pressure of Jim Young, of Standish.

DEEP RIVER TWP. — The Sterling Area Health Center’s annual health fair took place Aug. 15 at the Deep River Township Park.

Multiple organizations had booths set up to showcase the services offered in the community and to provide information about topics such as diet and dental care. Sterling Area Health Center CEO Roger Rushlow said the event is put on to thank their patients, the community, and the staff that keeps the center running.

Rushlow added that the health center was able to hire a “certified enrollment specialist” this year under the Affordable Care Act, who will hold the full-time job of answering questions and helping people get enrolled in the ACA’s insurance marketplace or Medicaid. Rushlow said that the specialist, Danyelle Wagner, will be available to help everyone in the community, not just health center patients.


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