CALUMET CITY | The city hosted a Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by 2nd Ward Alderman Leni Wosczynski on May 18, which attracted more than 400 residents of all ages to the Calumet City Public Library.
Wosczynski felt it was important to bring medical/health/wellness assistance to the 2nd Ward. She invited a variety of different agencies/companies to be a participant in the fair. CN Hearing Care provided free hearing screenings to residents of all ages. The secretary of state mobile unit renewed driver's licenses, state IDs and vehicle stickers. Ingalls Hospital and Thornton Township Senior Services provided free blood pressure checks along with educational materials. Aunt Martha's, Catholic Charities, Chicago Heights Veterans Center, CEDA, Bone & Joint Physicians, Midwest Eye Center, American Cancer Society, MaryKay Cosmetics, Walgreens and Health Commissioner Dr. Juan Tellez provided health and wellness information on a variety of topics.
Residents could also pick up information from the Home Depot and the Citizens Utility Board on how to save energy in their home and how to reduce the cost of utility bills. Information on free memberships to Sandridge Fitness Center was also distributed. EMB Medical Supply was also available to measure residents for diabetic shoes. The Calumet City Police Department was also available to discuss the medical ID bracelet program, Neighborhood Watch and Kids ID kits. The Calumet City Clerk's Office Mobile Unit sold city stickers. Senior Citizens were able to get information from Catholic Charities, Victory Center of River Oaks, Thornton Township Senior Transportation Department and Thornton Township Senior Services for services that are exclusive to them. BMO Harris Bank provided information on how to open various accounts at their facility. Representatives from the Illinois state treasurer's office helped a number of residents find some cash through the I-Cash program. Calumet City Public Library distributed information on the various programs available to residents of all ages. Pete's Fresh Market provided fresh fruit to those in attendance throughout the afternoon.
The whole family benefited from the services and information at the fair.