A Day of Fun and Learning: Health Fair for Children & Families Scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at Forsythe Park in Monroe

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Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) announces today a Health Fair at Forsythe Park, 2300 Sycamore Street in Monroe, on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Fair will be a festive and educational event for families and kids.

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“We are calling on families, primary health care providers and those who serve children and adolescents to participate in this unique event,” said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director of NE Delta HSA.

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) announces today a Health Fair at Forsythe Park, 2300 Sycamore Street in Monroe, on Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Fair will be a festive and educational event for families and kids.

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The primary goal of the event is to ensure that citizens are aware of behavioral health, developmental disability and substance abuse services available to eligible children, adolescents and their families. At the Fair, citizens can make appointments for clinical services and learn about the availability of access to competent, quality health care, including behavioral & primary healthcare services and community support services.

NE Delta HSA and many local health care providers will staff the event. Some of the Fair activities will include educational health information, free health screenings and lots of food and games for the kids.

“We are calling on families, primary health care providers and those who serve children and adolescents throughout northeast Louisiana to participate in this unique educational and fun event,” said Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, Executive Director of Northeast Delta HSA. “This Fair is an additional opportunity for us all to engage with our citizens and offer information to better their health outcomes. We also want citizens to know that we serve as an entry point to help meet their behavioral and primary healthcare needs.”

Some of the Fair activities will include:

  •     Health, fitness and exercise screenings
  •     Information about mental health and substance abuse services
  •     Gambling prevention information
  •     Information about summer activities and programs for children
  •     Free blood pressure checks
  •     Fire safety
  •     Pet therapy
  •     Zumba
  •     Mentoring program information
  •     Finger printing, Face painting
  •     Food and games!

For more information about staffing a Health Fair provider booth, e-mail Loria Pierce at loria.pierce@la.gov or call 318-362-5188.

About Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA)
Northeast Delta HSA directs the operation of community-based programs to improve the quality of life of people with major mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive disorders. Northeast Delta HSA is devoted to deliver programs and services that encourage people to reach their true human potential. Three tenets guide our efforts: excellent customer service, greater access to services and competent, quality care. Northeast Delta HSA serves citizens in 12 parishes of northeastern Louisiana: Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Lincoln, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union. For more information, please call 318-362-3270.

Media Contact:
Jill Hirsekorn
Northeast Delta HSA
Public Information Director
2513 Ferrand Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Phone 318-362-5482
jill.hirsekorn(at)la(dot)gov
NE Delta HSA Press & Media

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