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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Westfield Festival mixes family fun with health and safety activities

WESTFIELD, Ind. – Area residents will have the opportunity for some family fun while taking advantage of a variety of health- and safety-related activities at the 4th annual City of Westfield Safety Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15.

The event, sponsored by Franciscan St. Francis Health–Carmel and Franciscan Immediate Care–Village Park Plaza, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Village Park Plaza, Greyhound Pass and US 31 (Meridian Street).

Under its tent, Franciscan St. Francis will offer fun health-related activities for youngsters, including a “Passport to Safety” game featuring “Let’s Pretend X-ray”, agility tests and hand washing demonstrations. Screenings for blood pressure and bone density, fall prevention and mammogram scheduling will be offered to adults.

Also on this year’s program are demonstrations by Midwest Search Dogs, Westfield Police Department canine unit and Westfield Fire Department, as well as CPR demonstrations by Franciscan St. Francis and fire department experts. State Farm Insurance will have a large mobile unit to demonstrate roadway hazards to teenage drivers, including semitrailers’ blind spots, texting and impaired driving.

Giveaway items will be available.

Franciscan Immediate Care–Village Park Plaza opened Aug. 1. This facility offers patients convenient access to quality urgent medical care when needed without having to schedule an appointment. Physicians and staff members are available to see patients every day of the year from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Last April, the Franciscan St. Francis Health-Carmel Hospital opened as a short-stay medical center, offering patients a range of inpatient and outpatient services that are conveniently located and quick and easy to access. Located at North Meridian Medical Pavilion at 12188-B N. Meridian St., the hospital provides onsite imaging, surgery, physical therapy and laboratory services, as well as orthopedics, oncology and other specialties..