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​​​​​​​Get Ready for a Healthy Summer at the Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair May 15

By Christian Meagher on 4/19/2022

The Annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair is back for its 19th year on Sun., May 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Warsaw Park on Pulaski Highway in Ansonia to help families get ready for a fun and healthy summer.

Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Griffin Faculty Physicians, and area health and safety organizations will offer free healthy treats, free raffles, games, and information on a variety of health, wellness and safety programs. The event will be held rain or shine.

Interactive health, wellness and safety displays at the event will include water and summer safety, child passenger safety, pedestrian safety, exercise and sports safety, medication and poison prevention safety, pet safety, nutrition, social emotional learning, safe sleep for infants, germbusters, backpack safety, CPR, fire and home safety, and more. Safe Kids and Griffin Health will also host a bike helmet clinic, with free, fitted bike helmets available for the first 300 children.

Griffin Faculty Physicians and Ansonia Public Schools will provide healthy snacks. There will also be a magic show at 1 p.m. by Bryan Lizotte of Magic Moments, story time throughout the event, a garden planting activity sponsored by Home Depot and the Valley Community Foundation, touch-a-truck, photo booth, free books, raffles and a prize wheel.

For more information, call 203-732-1337.

About the Valley Parish Nurse Program

The Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse program was established in 1990 and is now one of the oldest in the country, with nearly 40 participating churches, more than 125 parish nurses, and 350 additional volunteers who support the nurses and who serve on the health cabinets of the individual churches.

About Safe Kids

Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Its members include local police, fire, EMS, schools, LNV Boys & Girls Clubs, TEAM Headstart, Derby Elks, and APW. Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley was founded in 2004 and is led by the Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurses. For more information, visit safekids.org.

About Griffin Faculty Physicians

Griffin Faculty Physicians Primary Care is a multi-specialty medical group affiliated with Griffin Hospital, offering exceptional, personalized care to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities at our conveniently located offices in Derby, Ansonia, Oxford, Southford, Seymour and Shelton.

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