CharterCARE hosting “Be Healthy Rhode Island!” on November 14 at Twin River Event Center
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, CharterCARE Health Partners is presenting the year’s most comprehensive health fair -- “Be Healthy Rhode Island!” This free event takes place at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln from 8:30 a.m. to noon and features a host of speakers, health screenings, and informational tables. Flu shots are now available on a frist come first serve basis; please bring an ID and your insurance card. The media sponsor of “Be Healthy Rhode Island!” is WPRI-TV 12.
“Be Healthy Rhode Island!” is hosted by Michaela Johnson from WPRI’s “The Rhode Show.” Attendees at the health fair can stop by booths to “Ask The Doctor” -- including physicians from CharterCARE Medical Associates -- or “Ask The Pharmacist.” They can also partake in health screenings for body mass index, blood pressure, dermatologic conditions, diabetes, cholesterol and glucose.
Information will also be available on health topics like cancer, diabetes, elder care, wound care, weight loss surgery, rehabilitation, behavioral health, sleep disorders, pediatric dentistry, and employment with CharterCARE. Our partners from Rhode Island Medical Imaging, Prospect Provider Group RI, and Ocean State Urgent Care and Primary Care Centers will also be on-hand to share important health information. The first 500 attendees will receive a free first aid kit.
Speakers on the program (along with their times and topics are):
- 9:15 a.m. Dr. Steven Katz
“Partnering With Your Cancer Center: The Role of the Surgical Oncologist”
- 9:40 a.m. Dr. Scott Haltzman
“Deck The Halls With Sanity: How To Deal With Holiday Stress”
- 10:15 a.m. Dr. Roberto Ortiz
- 10:40 a.m. Richard Gamache
“The Apocalypse of Ageism”
- 11:00 a.m. Dr. Dieter Pohl
“Weight Loss: What Really Works!”
“We are pleased to bring the state’s most comprehensive health fair to our fellow Rhode Islanders free of charge,” said Lester P. Schindel, CEO of CharterCARE Health Partners. “Community outreach, education and screening are vitally important to our mission of creating a healthier Rhode Island.”
To learn more about “Be Healthy Rhode Island!”, please visit www.chartercare.org.
CharterCARE Health Partners is the corporate parent of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima hospital. It operates a total of 579 licensed hospital beds, employs approximately 2,800 employees and has annual operating revenues of approximately $330 million.