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Community Health Fair and picnic at Parkview Noble Hospital September 14

The Parkview Noble Hospital campus will be bustling with activity as hospital staff members and volunteers host their eighth annual Community Health Fair and Picnic, on the hospital campus at 401 Sawyer Road in Kendallville.

From 8 – 11 a.m., several preventative screening blood tests will be offered inside the hospital in the Noble 1, 2 and 3 meeting rooms. The tests offered include:

  • Chem 17, $18, which checks seventeen metabolic functions including cholesterol, glucose, liver and kidney function (this test also requires a 10-12 hour fast)

  • Hemogram, $8, which looks at red and white cell counts in the blood, as well as hemoglobin

  • TSH or thyroid test, $20, checks the function of the thyroid

  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) for men, $20

  • Hemoglobin A1C, $20 is a test for people with diabetes or those who are suspected of having diabetes

  • Vitamin D, $35, checks a person’s level of Vitamin D in the bloodstream

Payment for these tests needs to be made at the time of the blood draw. Personal checks or cash are accepted. No doctor’s orders are needed and appointments aren’t necessary.

The remainder of the health fair consists of nearly 20 booths showcasing hospital services and offering information on a variety of health topics as well as free blood pressure checks and the Meet the Physician booth.

Several community agencies will also have displays in the health fair tent and these include the Cole Center Family YMCA; Drug-Free Noble County; Life and Family Services; Light the Night; Noble County Council on Aging, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana; Noble House and Noble County Emergency Management.

A free picnic lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and this year’s menu includes grilled chicken, hot dogs, Nelson’s Pit-tatoes, green beans, sliced watermelon, cookies and beverages. Lunch reservations are required and can be made by calling toll free at (888) 780-3505 by September 9. Kendallville’s own popular singing duo “The Fords” will be performing in the food tent during the serving of lunch.

Fun activities for children of all ages will include a petting zoo and pony rides from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face painting, as well as a variety of games and activities such as Turbo Rush inflatable, Under the Sea moon walk, Plinko, ring toss, froggie game, sack races and more will keeps kids busy from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Samaritan helicopter is scheduled to make an appearance around noon, weather and schedule permitting.

For more information about the event, please call the Parkview Noble Community Relations office at (260) 347-8161 or toll free (888) 737-9311, ext. 78161.

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