Children's health and safety fair is Sept. 22

The 12th annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair will take on a family carnival theme, providing free food, fun and games along with a variety of health, wellness and safety programs and displays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, One Positive Place, in Shelton.

The fair will feature carnival games, a moon bounce and magic show. Free food, drinks and healthy snacks will be available. The event is sponsored by the Valley Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital, Valley Community Foundation, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, and Griffin Faculty Physicians Primary Care,

Other activities include health, wellness and safety interactive displays, a car seat and bike helmet clinic, the Child Identification Program (CHIP), fire engines and rescue vehicles, a safety house to teach about safety features in homes, and much more. Free bike helmets will be available for the first 400 children.

Valley Parish Nurse program

The Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse program was established in 1990 and is now one of the largest in the country, with nearly 40 participating churches, more than 125 parish nurses, and 350 additional volunteers who support the nurses and who serve on the health cabinets of the individual churches.

The Boys & Girls Club provides programs in a safe environment that inspire, educate, guide and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Griffin Faculty Physicians Primary Care is a multi-specialty medical group affiliated with Griffin Hospital, offering personalized care to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities at offices in Shelton, Derby, Oxford, Southbury and Seymour.

For more information about the fair, call 203-732-1137 or 203-732-7584.