Something for everyone at Health Fair

Helen Pike tries on Fire Dept. gear

Jim Stambaugh and Fire Chief Tim McDonough help Helen Pike try out their gear.

When it comes to healthy living, Island resident Helen Pike (who is celebrating her 96th birthday this Sunday) is someone to emulate.  Pike attended the Commission on Aging Picnic last Friday, Sept. 28, and then headed over to the school to take in the Beaver Island Health and Human Services Fair. She visited the outdoor display where the BI Fire Department and BIEMS showed their equipment to the crowd, and even tried on the heavy gear required by fire fighters.

The Fair’s motto, “Live Well, Feel Well, Be Well,” was carried out by various organizations and individuals from the Island, County and State.

Andy Kohls provided insight into pet care, Brad Grassmick, MD talked about heart health and dissected on elk heart. Other local informational booths included Beaver Island Helping Hands, COA, and Jacque LaFreniere demonstrating dog massage techniques. The Health Center staff was on hand with a variety of literature and discussed good health habits with the visitors. And the youngsters attending enjoyed a “hands on” demonstration by Munson Hospice on how to wash their hands properly.

The complete article on the Beaver Island Health and Human Services Fair will be in the November issue of NorthernIslander.