Providence Institute for a Healthier Community and Providence Stroke Services participated in the City of Lynnwood’s Fair on 44th, Saturday Sept. 10th. There were over 80 vendors and well over 1000 participants who attended the event. The Fair on 44th is Lynnwood’s Health & Safety Community Block Party. Each year 44th Avenue from 188th St SW to 194th St SW is closed off. Working with community partners and City of Lynnwood Staff, the event provides vehicle tours, demonstrations, and hands-on games, and activities for families. There were scheduled demonstrations including electrical safety from Snohomish County PUD, West African Center playing West African instruments, an Ethiopian fashion show, and Gambian traditional dancing.
The Institute for a Healthier Community and Stroke Services chose to highlight key messages; Know the Warning Signs of Stroke, BE FAST When a Stroke Strikes, Eat Well, and Rethink Your Drink. Over 200 participants enjoyed an interactive re-think your drink quiz and earned either a stress ball or pedometer. Linkages were made to community resources on healthy eating, exercise, diabetes through the Snohomish County Resource HubLiveWellLocal©
Many thanks to Lori O’Brien and Lisa Shumaker and Congratulations to the City of Lynnwood for hosting such a fun and informative Health & Safety Block Party!