For example, Valley View Villa offered a posture test using an electronic tablet camera to analyze how a person is standing which is meant to tell people if they are shifting one way or another when they are standing, said Laurie Pate, a physical therapy and massage assistant.
Connie Weingarten and Colorado Plains Medical Center CEO Mike Patterson race to see who can change a baby's diaper most quickly at the CPMC Birthing Center booth during the CPMC Health Fair on Saturday at the Fort Morgan High School. The diapers were soaked with water and chocolate syrup put in them to make sure that the competitors must clean the doll before putting a new diaper on. (Dan Barker / Fort Morgan Times)
The CPMC Birthing Center had a diaper changing contest in which disposable diapers were soaked with water and had chocolate syrup sprayed on them. Contestants had to clean a doll up and change the diaper, and it was a pretty realistic scenario.
program, which is part of the sports medicine program, but it offers fitness programs for people from children to senior citizens, she said.
Record number of blood tests prior to CPMC Health Fair
Some may want to read to patients or write letters for them, Naill said.
Marla Tappy, a sports medicine and orthopedic professional, was on hand to tell people about the Total Access sports medicine and physical therapy center at CPMC.
needed for optimum health, she said.
There are exercises to do to realign posture, she said. Correct posture is important to keep stress off the spine
Even those who do not want to deal with the difficult aspects of death and dying can make a contribution to the hospice. They can volunteer for community events, help with the peach sale fundraiser, or take phone calls.
The idea is to create the right conditions for success, she said.
A driving simulator was set up to show what it is like to drive while texting or while affected by alcohol, said Dr. William Sammond of the University of Colorado health program.
screenings for various other aspects of their health.
Hudson Stark of the Morgan County Ambulance Service tries out the driving simulator at the Colorado Plains Medical Center Health Fair on Saturday at Fort Morgan High School. (Dan Barker / Fort Morgan Times)
Sometimes, attitude is the most difficult part, Tappy said, but there are a number of groups to join and finding the right group can make fitness a social occasion.
They could have their body fat composition checked, have their vision checked, have a small amount of blood taken for blood sugar levels, have their reflexes checked and have their skin checked for skin cancer, among other screenings.
But not everything was serious.
A volunteer can run errands for families that are overwhelmed with their duties, or stay with a patient while family members get some respite or go to appointments, she said. Those who are interested can call 970 867 8668 to register.
Even serious subjects could be done in fun ways.
About 150 170 people came in to have their blood drawn each day before the fair, which was held at Fort Morgan High School Saturday, said Sandy Schneider Engle, director of marketing.
More people had their blood drawn early for testing during the week before the Colorado Plains Medical Center Health Fair than ever before.
Bella Slivkanch, 6, of Evans and Elizabella, 7, of Fort Morgan checked out the artificial fruit at the Colorado Access insurance booth during the Colorado Plains Medical Center Health Fair in the Fort Morgan High School Saturday. (Dan Barker / Fort Morgan Times)
"We let people customize their exercise choices," Tappy said, and the program is customized to fit their individual histories.
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By Dan BarkerTimes News EditorTerry Sauer of Wiggins, left, has her finger pricked by Sue Glazier, also of Wiggins, to get a blood sample to check for blood sugar levels and the possibility of diabetes during the Colorado Plains Medical Center Health Fair Saturday. (Dan Barker / Fort Morgan Times)
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The simulator does not end when an accident happens. It takes the player through jail and the court system, and trying to find jobs after convicted of a felony, he said.
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