LCHD raises health care awareness


Eight-year-old Xavier Padilla shows off his new child ID created by a Lorain County sheriff’s deputy.

Eight-year-old Xavier Padilla shows off his new child ID created by a Lorain County sheriff’s deputy.


Residents talk with local health organizations about ways to help improve their lives.


Lorain County sheriff’s deputy Tony Kovacs talks with a student about the DARE program.


Photos by Valerie Urbanik | Civitas Media

People filled the lawn of Depot Park in Oberlin last Thursday for the National Health Center Week event. Lorain County Health and Dentistry hosted the community-wide health fair to welcome residents before opening a center on Rt. 58. That move will come by the end of the year and raise awareness of health care.

“We’re really excited to be here,” said outreach and volunteer coordinator Rebecca Shaw.

The fair offered vision exams, blood pressure screenings, information on insurance companies, and pointers from local organizations on improving health. The event was focused on bringing people together and addressed the need in southern Lorain County: “There are resources available for you,” Shaw said.

Eight-year-old Xavier Padilla shows off his new child ID created by a Lorain County sheriff’s deputy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_5648.jpgEight-year-old Xavier Padilla shows off his new child ID created by a Lorain County sheriff’s deputy.

Residents talk with local health organizations about ways to help improve their lives.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_5650.jpgResidents talk with local health organizations about ways to help improve their lives.

Lorain County sheriff’s deputy Tony Kovacs talks with a student about the DARE program.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/08/web1_IMG_5655.jpgLorain County sheriff’s deputy Tony Kovacs talks with a student about the DARE program.