BROKEN BOW—More than 30 representatives from every healthcare industry in the Broken Bow area and beyond will be in the downtown square on Thursday, September 8 to inspire healthy living through quality care.
Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center (JMMMMC) Executive Assistant & PR Coordinator Jeana Chancellor told KCNI/KBBN the event has previously been held at the convention center but will be held in the Broken Bow City Square this year along with the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce Market on the Square.
Everyone is invited to this educational, fun, and free outdoor event.
“Everyone is invited, we’re trying to get the schools involved, we have these cool hand washing activities for the kids, we have all the physical therapists from in town are coming, we have mental health people coming so that’s applicable to all ages, and we have quite a few senior living apartments or activities,” Chancellor continued. “We literally have everyone coming so everyone is involved!”
Coinciding with the weekly Market on the Square, there will be activities for all ages at the health fair between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Activities range from handwashing stations for young children to senior living. Other activities include a seat belt simulator, drunk driving simulator, diabetic education, PiYo, Mammogram information, and blood pressure checks among others.
JMMMMC is working with the Nebraska Stroke Initiative and will have featured guest speakers located inside the Broken Bow Chamber Office (424 South 8th Avenue) including Dr. Albin speaking on stroke education from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
10-11:30 a.m. Dr. Albin-Stroke Education
11:45-12:45 p.m. Scammers and You
1:00-2:00 p.m. Trooper Flick-Drug Education
2:15-3:15 p.m. Healing Hearts and Families
3:30-4:30p.m. Nebraskaland Hearing
Chancellor said event organizers are excited to welcome experts in stoke education, senior living, physical therapy, mental health, fitness, and everything in between. Healthcare on the Square attendees will also have opportunities to win wellness center gift certificates and bike helmets.
She told KCNI/KBBN the hospital hopes everyone will come out to the square and looks forward to future events.
“It’s just something we can continue to bring back to the community for education or just to help make our community a little more healthy,” Chancellor told KCNI/KBBN.
Following the health fair, JMMMMC will be presenting Music in the Square from 5-7 p.m. with music by Mohanna with Red Shoes and ice cream by Bruning Bank from 5-6 p.m.