Stop by Beaumont farmers market booth for health info

Beaumont Health, a sponsor of the weekly Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market, will host health promotions during the Saturday event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November 5 in downtown Farmington.

“Our support of this wonderful farmers market is another part of our commitment to building healthier communities here in Farmington-Farmington Hills through a variety of activities, initiatives and events,” said Constance O’Malley, president, Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. “This is an important part of our efforts to step outside our hospital to bring health care resources to local residents. We want to partner with people to help them build healthier lives.”

Beaumont will offer blood pressure and stroke screenings, including counseling, referral, support, encouragement and follow-up. Other health-related services during the 2016 season at the Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market include:

May 28 – Summer safety information: proper helmet use, bike safety, hydration, dealing with temperature changes, safe places to walk, community resources, identifying and dealing with poisonous plants, treating bee stings and first-aid handout.

June 11 – “Fit as a Fiddle” health fair: Nutrition-healthy eating, snacking and eating out; healthy weight loss; quick and inexpensive family meals on a budget; and referrals and counseling. Memory screening-counseling and referral, tips on improving memory.

July 30 – Exercise information

August 20 – Children and teens interactive booth: encouraging exercise, exercise pyramids, information on after-school programs and joining sports teams

September 10 – Ask a physician table

October 1 – Stress management: mini exercises, informational handouts and questionnaires

October 22 – Senior safety and balance issues: informational handouts and referrals

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