Health Fair coming May 10
April 9, 2014
By Marcia Morman
Health advocates will man over fifty booths at
this year’s Health Fair sponsored by Boundary
Community Hospital, taking place on Saturday,
"The Health Fair is an event that we always look
forward to," said hospital administrator, Craig
A. Johnson. "People who make it their career to
know the answers to health questions will be
here to address health topics. It is an
informative, learning, and fun atmosphere for
people of all ages."
The Health Fair starts at 9 am and lasts until
noon. Pick up a plastic bag at the Outpatient
Clinic door to hold all the goodies you will
receive as you travel from booth to booth.
this year's Health Fair, LifeFlight Network will
be landing their helicopter on the helipad for
up-close viewing of the inside of a medical
helicopter transport system. A fire truck from
the Bonners Ferry Fire Department and several
volunteers from the fire department will be at
the fair, as well as the Boundary Volunteer
Representatives knowledgeable about medical
equipment, aging issues, dementia issues,
hearing, plants and nutrition, diabetes,
childbirth, hospice, mental health, substance
abuse, hand washing, cancer support, safe sleep
for babies, food preparation, Medicare, and more
will be present.
Boundary Community Hospital's booths feature
several departments: cardiopulmonary,
rehabilitation, radiology, nutritional, and
outpatient surgery. Medical Staff will provide
the community a glimpse into some of the
services that the hospital offers here in
Bonners Ferry. A booth from Boundary Community
Hospital’s Extended Care Facility will also be
The hospital laboratory is giving a free coupon
with a $66 value for one free Lipid Panel that
identifies cholesterol in the body, High Density
Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL),
along with a calculation of Cholesterol/HDL
ratio, which evaluates cardiac risk. The free
Lipid Panel test coupons are available for
everyone. For diabetics, there is a coupon
valued at $73 for a Hemoglobin A1C test. This is
not a screening test, but a test that monitors
long-term diabetic control, and for that reason,
is only for diabetics. Both coupons will be good
for two weeks.
A free test you may take the day of the fair is
a blood-sugar test. For accuracy, do not eat or
drink 12 hours prior to the test. In addition,
the hospital will administer free blood pressure
checks and the rehabilitation department has
several interesting checks planned.
A popular feature of the fair is the plant sale
by Eden Landscape, where starter plants are
available for purchase.
conjunction with the Health Fair are the Bike
Rodeo and the Fun Run.
The Bike Rodeo teaches bicycling safety tips for
kids and includes a bicycle tune-up by Far North
Outfitters, and a free helmet provided by the
hospital. A parent must be present with the
child, and, sorry, but helmets are only for
children who are present at the bike rodeo.
There will be fifty helmets given away.
The Bike Rodeo begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until
all the helmets are given away or noon—whichever
Holding with tradition, The Fun Run is free.
Pick your run; a 3K a 5K and a 10K. Walking is
permitted! The first 70 registrants will receive
a free t-shirt.
All the races start at the same time in front of
Boundary Community Clinics, across from the
front door of the hospital. Registration is at 7
a.m..; the races start at 8 a.m.
Early registration is encouraged.
Email a request for the pre-registration form to
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you pre-register, then
you can go to the pre-registered line the day of
the race, but, as a word of caution, still come
early enough to leave time to pick up your
packet. For information about the races, be sure
to check out the FAQs at
To find out more about this year's Health Fair,
call (208) 267-6912.
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