Free health screenings, assessments and information are available at Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) 13th Annual Health Fair on Friday, March 18. The Fair, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shannon Center at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 West 103rd Street.
The Fair is a “one-stop shop” of free health services. It includes free screenings and assessments for the following: blood pressure, blood glucose, bone density, hearing and vision, spinal cord, injuries, cholesterol, stress, body mass index, and more.
The Fair also included a wide variety of other activities, including:
- Rainbow Therapy Dogs
- Free chair massages
- Healthy cooking demonstrations
- 15-minute exercise classes every 30 minutes starting at 9 a.m.
- A blood drive hosted by Heartland Blood Centers. If you are interested in donating blood, please pre-register by calling the Shannon Center at 773-298-3592.
- Demonstrations about child and adult CPR, first aid, pilates, spinning, boxing, and more.
- A raffle, a scavenger hunt, a children’s activity corner, and face painting.
Neighborhood vendors will be at the Health Fair to share health information with the community, including: Advocate Christ Center for Breast Care; Advocate Christ Hospital Cardiac and Stroke Prevention; Advocate Christ GI Medical Center; Athletico Physical Therapy; Axion Group; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois; Chartwells Energy Zone; Chiro One Wellness Center; Coal Performance – Chiropractors; Cook County Department of Public Health; Core Fitness and Physical Therapy/Beverly Spinning; Costco; Curves; CVS; Devine Nutrition; Durkin & Fitzpatrick DDS; Five Star CPR and First Aid; Greenwood Chiropractic Wellness Center; Heartland Blood Centers; Home Instead Senior Care; Illinois Secretary of State: Organ and Tissue Donor Registration; Life Alarm; MetroSouth Medical Center ; Morgan Park Junior Women’s Club; Overeaters Anonymous; Pandit Foot and Ankle Clinic; Pillars; Running for Kicks; Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Sam’s Club; Vein Clinic of America; and Walgreens.
SXU representatives also expected at the fair, including the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Ludden Speech and Language Clinic, the Health Center, the School of Nursing, SXU Nutrition classes, SXU Health Communications classes, and Shannon Center trainers.
For more information, please call (773) 298-3592 or visit SXU’s website, keyword: Health Fair.