Third annual community-wide health fair held at PAL Youth Center

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James Osea, 17, giving blood at Community Blood Services. Serpic Baybagan was taking his blood

PARSIPPANY — Free blood pressure checks, advice on prevention and preparedness, low cost on site eye exams, free chiropractic and dental screenings were just a few of the many offerings at the third annual community-wide health fair held at the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, 33 Baldwin Road, on Saturday, March 11.

Participants were offered a wide variety of free services, ranging from cancer screenings to helpful tips on fire prevention, first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness, compliments of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association.

Parents with children ages 2-7 was offered free, supervised activities on the “Fun Bus”, which was stationed just outside the building

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Participating exhibitors included:

–Parsippany-Troy Hills Health Department: Literature and advice about EMS, pest control, general information, questions & answers
-St. Clare’s Hospital: Free blood pressure checks, general information, Q&A;
-American Diabetes Association: Literature and information;
-Source of Health: Free chiropractic consultation and spinal pre-screening;
-Rauchberg Dental Group: Free oral screenings
-American Red Cross: Information and advice about first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness;
-Parsippany Fire Prevention: Information, safety tips, literature;
-American Cancer Society: Information about cancer screenings;
-Community Blood Services: Full blood drive, blood pressure check, blood type ID.
-Fun Bus: Supervised activities for children ages 2-7
-Optical Academy: Discounted eye exams and eye ware ($30/exam, $29+/glasses).
-Relay for Life: Form a team and sign up for the two day event to be held Saturday, June 10 through Sunday, June 11 at Veterans Park

The mission of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association:
To work for the welfare of students, the advancement of education, and the improvement of educational opportunities for all.

To unify all employees eligible for membership so as to enable members to speak with a common voice on all matters of mutual concern and to represent individual and common interests of members before the Board of Education and other legal authorities.

To represent its members and other employees in negotiations and grievances with the Parsippany Troy-Hills School District on all matters of compensation and all other terms and conditions of employment. (The Association shall be the recognized bargaining agent for all appropriate school district employees to the full extent of the provisions of Chapter 123, Public Laws of 1974, unless another organization has been officially designated as the bargaining agent.)

To promote the general welfare of members, to advance educational standards and to establish and maintain good community relations.

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