Free health and safety fair set for Saturday

NASHUA – Visitors at the Division of Public Health and Community Services’ Greater Nashua Health and Safety Fair can find everything from a children’s bike rodeo to informational booths on dentistry.

Truly an event for all, adults, children and people looking for eye exams or skin damage screenings alike, the free event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Nashua High School North.

More than 30 community organizations will set up shop, highlighting topics including health care, dentistry, swim safety, emergency preparedness, child seat safety, substance misuse, nutrition, asthma, tick borne diseases, mental health and more.

The event also will include mascots, raffles (a children’s bike, books and t-shirts among offered prizes), music and activities.

Along with the bike rodeo, which will teach kids about bike safety, children can also explore a variety of safety vehicles from the City of Nashua, according to a DPHCS press release.

Families will also have the opportunities to sign up for library cards, learn life jacket safety and learn hands-only CPR from the Nashua AMR team, the press release said.

The Injury Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock has supplied the event with a number free all-sport helmets and safety equipment for families to keep. The Gate City Bike CoOp will also be onsite offering bike repairs.

The Health and Safety fair will also be a supply drop off location for the Community Baby Shower next month. Visitors can donate gently used clothing or toys, equipment or new supplies like diapers to help support at-risk expectant and new families in the community.

The collection will help “give their babies a strong start by providing the supplies and support they need for a healthy beginning,” according to the release.

Organizers invite families to “come spend the day learning about Greater Nashua partners and have some fun.”

For more information visit nashuanh.gov/DPHCS.

Hannah LaClaire can be reached at 594-1243 or hlaclaire@nashuatelegraph.com.