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9Health Fair comes to Wind Crest for second year in a row

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May 25th, 2010
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[caption id="attachment_12137" align="alignright" width="280" caption="More than 250 people attended the 9Health Fair in Wind Crest s Town Center Clubhouse."]Wind Crest recently stood as a pillar for the community when it hosted the 9Health Fair, which offers free and low-cost health screenings to the public. A majority of the 287 participants were members of the Denver metro area who are low-income and have either limited or no health insurance. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the 9Health Fair is still going strong because it centers around connecting people together. Mostly, attendees were able to connect to health care practitioners who cared enough to volunteer their time and services to raise awareness, but some residents within Wind Crest got to know even more of their neighbors. Sandra Callahan, who lives at Wind Crest and is a full-time practicing RN, was on the event s planning committee. She helped coordinate some of the medical volunteers and supervise the blood draw area. She works at the Denver Health Medical Center and does telephone triage there, so helping with the fair was like second nature for her. [caption id="attachment_12136" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Free screenings offered at the fair ran the gamut from blood pressure to mental health."]

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