2017 Annual Omega Family Health Forum Set for Sept. 30

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Sept. 8, 2017) --- Lee Health is proud to participate in the Annual Omega Family Health Forum on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Dunbar High School, 3800 E. Edison Ave., Fort Myers. This health forum is a family affair and has something for men, women and children of all ages.

This free community event is focused on health awareness and prevention, and will feature a variety of screenings and education, including:

  • Cancer screenings—prostate, colon and breast self-exam instruction
  • Children’s health
  • Women’s health
  • Asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Blood pressure
  • Sleep disorders
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • HIV testing
  • Memory screening
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening and more

This year’s event also includes a presentation by Jayme Hodges, director, Lee Health Behavioral Health, titled “Stress and Stress Response,” which will be held at 10 a.m. in the Dunbar High School Auditorium.

Additionally, Kid Care representatives will be available to help families apply for discounted or free state medical insurance for their children. The Harry Chapin Food bank will also be on-site distributing groceries. Attendees are asked to bring reusable shopping bags or a box to carry their food. The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Bus and the School District of Lee County Fitness Mobile will also be performing screenings and providing valuable information.

“Lee Health is committed to being caring people, inspiring health, and our participation in the Annual Omega Family Health Forum enables us to illustrate that commitment by helping families improve their health through awareness, education and prevention,” says Karen Krieger, director of community affairs for Lee Health. “We are excited to once again participate in this event, and we look forward to working with families to inspire healthier lives.”

For more information, please call 239-424-2233.

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org

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