Healthy Family Funfest

Thanks to all who joined us Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, for an exciting and fun-filled day with health information, speakers, screenings, demonstrations, and activities for everyone from children to seniors. Hartford HealthCare Southington/Cheshire Community YMCA Main Street Community Foundation

Photos from our 2016 event:

Thanks to our vendor/sponsor participation, our community was able to benefit from a variety of screenings and activities, as well as donated goods and services.

The Southington Lions Club provided free eye screenings to children ages 6 months to 16 years old. They screened 204 children and made 26 referrals for follow-up with their physicians based on those screenings.

The Southington Police/Fire Departments helped with child car seat safety checks. They had a total of 25 cars come through and only 2 seats were done correctly. One expired seat was replaced. The Seatbelt Convincer had 20 participants and several spectators.

Southington Care Center and Jerome Home joined together to provide 61 balance screenings for the community and recommended that 7 people follow up with a physical therapist.

HHC HR Team had a booth and accepted resumes collected more than 20 resumes and gave out valuable information on how to access Taleo, our on-line employment resource to individuals looking for employment.

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network saw 61 participants for running and throwing analysis. They collected 48 emails for follow up with the video they took of the participants.

The Hartford Hospital Sleep Center team performed 40 sleep screenings. They referred out 30 patients to their primary care physicians. The screenings provide important information to individuals regarding their level of sleepiness on an Epworth Sleepiness scale.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Radiology department performed 60 bone density screenings for attendees at the event.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Stroke Center performed, in total, 75 blood pressure screenings.

Hartford Hospital’s Mobile Mammography Unit was on-site and provided 11 screenings to women both insured and uninsured. Out of the 11, there were none that needed to be called back for additional views

In addition to our many physical screenings, our attendees had the ability to take part in a survey for adolescence on academic stress levels. This survey provided valuable feedback on what types of programs may benefit adolescence experiencing stress in school.

Additional outcomes from the event for our community members in need: over 550 books handed out by the Southington Public Library, and 175 Amber Alert photo IDs created by the Rotary Club of Southington. We would like to thank all of our participants for their efforts in making this such a successful event!

The Healthy Family FunFest had over 208 likes on Facebook at the end of this event, and gathered 422 emails thanks to our raffle prizes out of 646 contacts. We had 34 towns represented, along with Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. The majority of representation was in the central region of Connecticut.