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Beiser partnering on Heart Month Health Fair


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON – State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will be partnering with Well Care Health Plans and the American Heart Association to host a Heart Month Health Fair on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Alton Salvation Army, 525 Alby St. in Alton.

“The theme of the Health Fair is heart health, but there will be a variety of different resources available for people to learn how to improve different aspects of their general health,” Beiser said. “The Heart Month Health Fair is no cost to the public, and those that participate will be entered into drawings for door prizes. The Alton Salvation Army is requesting donations of nonperishable food items, but donations are not necessary to participate in the Health Fair.”

Organizations providing information at the Heart Month Health Fair include: Senior Services Plus, Molina Health Care, Well Care Health Plans, Southern Illinois Health Care, and the University of Illinois Extension.

Dental Safari, which provides free or low-cost teeth cleaning and sealants for children under 18 and pregnant mothers; Lewis and Clark Community College, which provides cholesterol and blood glucose screenings as well as other general health screenings; the Lion’s Club, which provides eye exams; and Alton Memorial Hospital, which provides blood pressure and other general health screenings, will be present. There will also be activities for children.

For more information, or to get a consent form to be seen by Dental Safari, contact Beiser’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900 or email

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