Community invited to Hero's Health & Safety Day

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Updated: 5/09/2013 12:23 pm
From Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Community members of all ages are invited to learn how to get fit, prevent disease and become healthier at the Hero's Health and Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at Clapp Park, 46th Street and Avenue U.

The Healthy Lubbock Initiative, a program of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging, is teaming up with Safety City and the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation to provide the Lubbock community with fun ways to improve health.

Activities will include a walk through the safety city course, carnival games, 10-and- under tennis, face painting, prizes and more. 

Annette Boles, director of community outreach for the Garrison Institute on Aging, said all families are encouraged to discover that having a healthy lifestyle and being active is fun.

"There's something for everyone," Boles said.  "Information will be available to learn how to stay active through the summer and make healthy living a lifestyle."

Health screenings provided by community partners will include blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, body fat percentage, dental screenings, body mass index and child immunizations (must bring immunization records). Vendors will provide information on wellness programs, healthy foods and healthy activities.

The Healthy Lubbock Initiative seeks to make Lubbock and its surrounding communities healthier places to live by supporting and motivating people to become active through increased physical activity and improved nutrition. 

For more information, call Boles at (806) 743-7821 or email at annette.boles@ttuhsc.edu.
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