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  • The Resource Center to host free Health & Safety Fair on January 13

    Friends of The Resource Center and the public is invited to attend a free Health & Safety Fair on Monday, January 13.

    The event will be held on the first floor of TRC’s Michael J. Raymond Center, located at 75 Jones & Gifford Avenue in Jamestown. The event will run from 10:00 to 2:00.

    Information will be available regarding the services The Resource Center provides to people with disabilities, as well as the health services TRC offers to anyone in the community. A number of external organizations will be represented as well, including the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village; Chautauqua County Humane Society; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Healthy Community Alliance; Jamestown Fire Department; Meals on Wheels; UPMC Chautauqua’s Center for Imaging & Medical Arts; and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program operated by Catholic Charities. There also will be information about autism, Down syndrome, essential oils, lead screening, and poison prevention.

    In addition, there will be fun activities such as dance instruction, Zumba, a scavenger hunt, and demonstrations by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit, the Warrin’ Wrecking Dolls roller derby team and TRC’s “Train Like an Astronaut” program. There also will be people dressed as characters with names like Gangster Germ, the Germinator, Bar of Soap, and Water Faucet.

    Lunch, featuring baked potatoes with healthy fixings, will be available for purchase.

    Those attending the Health & Safety Fair will receive a goody bag containing health-related information and items made by people with disabilities in TRC’s Day Programs. There also will be drawings for door prizes.

    The Health & Safety Fair is being organized by longtime TRC employee Linda Gorton. She said the event was created with a goal of increasing awareness about health and safety issues among people with disabilities, TRC employees and the general public, while presenting the information in entertaining ways.

    “We’re holding this event to make everybody aware of all of the healthy things going on at The Resource Center and in the community, and to present that information in a fun way,” Linda said. “We’ll have a lot to see and do.”

    Parking is available across the street. For more information, phone 664-3893.

    A radio show that previews the Health & Safety Fair will air from 11:30 to noon Saturday, January 11, on WJTN (1240 AM and 101.3 FM in the Jamestown area).  Click here to listen to the show live on the Internet.

    200 Dunham Avenue, Jamestown, NY, 14701