Family carnival and health fair is Sept. 21 in Shelton

The annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair will take on a family carnival theme, providing free food, fun and games.

There will also be a variety of health, wellness and safety programs and displays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, 1 Positive Place, Shelton.

Sponsored by the Valley Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital, Valley Community Foundation, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Boys & Girls Club. and Griffin faculty physicians, the fair will feature carnival games, a moon bounce and magic show. Free food, drinks and healthy snacks will be available.

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 more.

Free bike helmets will be available for the first 400 children and there will be free CPR training (call Cathi at 203-732-1337 to register).

For more information: 203-732-1337.

About the organizations

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, in a safe environment, programs 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 exceptional, personalized care to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities at offices in Derby, Oxford, Southbury, Seymour and Shelton.