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Intellectual Disability Health Fair

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    Special Olympics Northern California

    Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) will partner with numerous Bay Area community organizations to host the inaugural SONC Health Fair for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

    The SONC Health Fair will feature a variety of health disciplines and screenings, along with entertainment and activities, offered 100 percent free of charge. The event is open to all interested individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families – participants do not have to be involved with Special Olympics to attend.

    Trained medical professionals will conduct health screenings in a fun and engaging environment. Disciplines will include:

    • Health promotion: provides tips on how to improve and maintain good health and nutrition
    • Special smiles: provides dental screenings and personal oral hygiene instruction
    • Strong minds: a relaxation and anxiety training to help maintain emotional wellness
    • Fit feet: a podiatric screening to evaluate problems of the feet and ankles
    • Health hearing: provides free hearing screenings
    • Opening eyes: provides free vision exams and eyewear (prescription glasses, sunglasses, etc.) as needed
    The SONC Health Fair is an extension of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program, which offers free health screenings at various competitions throughout the year. Individuals with intellectual disabilities often face obstacles in maintaining their best health – whether it be due to lack of information, limited resources or physical limitations.
    Special Olympics, the largest global public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities, and its community partners are dedicated to supporting these individuals to live their best lives and succeed – both on and off the playing field.
    To register, please click here.
    WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Samuel Merritt University, Health Education Center, 400 Hawthorne Ave, Oakland
    Special Olympics, the largest global public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities, and its community partners are dedicated to supporting these individuals to live their best lives and succeed – both on and off the playing field. Special Olympics, the largest global public health organization for people with intellectual disabilities, and its community partners are dedicated to supporting these individuals to live their best lives and succeed – both on and off the playing field.