Health & Safety Day

October 21 - 10-2 pm
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Wilton, NH—The Wilton Community Center is pleased to coordinate a series of health and safety-oriented learning and participatory events on Saturday, October 21 from 10-2 pm. These family-friendly events will take place at the Wilton Fire Station on Main Street and are free to everyone.

Town Police, Fire, Ambulance, local division of Public Health, the People’s United Bank and Tick Free NH will be actively involved in demonstrating various procedures to keep children, teens and adults safe and aware in the coming months.

Officer John Frechette, WPD Public Safety Coordinator, will offer bike safety info that includes helmet use, implementing rules of the road, and practices for a safe Halloween.

Thanks to a generous discount from Home Depot, the Wilton Fire Department will provide 50 smoke detectors - at no cost - to the first 50 folks who show up (one per household, please). Firemen will talk about safety in the home, including making evacuation plans, smoke detector placement, home fire drill practices, and the importance of CO (carbon monoxide) detectors.

Concerned about your blood pressure? Trained Wilton Ambulance personnel will give BP checks, and demonstrate CPR, provide basic first aid lessons and will explain some of the equipment in the ambulance.

Information from Tick Free NH will be handed out. Tick ID cards will highlight the species of ticks that are in the area. Posters and educational coloring books will offer tips on avoiding dangerous tick-borne infections including the use of proper clothing, and how to conduct tick checks. Free tick “spoons” will provide the proper method of removal of embedded ticks.

The Division of Public Health will offer a clinic for flu, shingles and pneumococcal vaccines. Folks who wish to take advantage of this immunization clinic are asked to bring their Medicare/Medicaid and/or insurance cards to the event. However, no one will be turned away for inability to pay.

Starting at 1:00 pm Cynthia Boyce, Milford Branch Manager of People’s United Bank will give a 30 minute presentation on how to avoid scams and fraud. This information should be of particular importance to seniors. There will be a Q&A session afterward.

For more information on this important multi-faceted event, please contact Joanna Eckstrom at 654-5070 or Sandy Lafleur at 654-1245.

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