Managers, Directors and Center
Senior Center Best Practices
Senior Center/Nutrition Program/Organization Name
Mountaintop Senior Center
460 South Main Road Mountaintop PA 18707
Wilkes University Health Fair
Nursing students from Wilkes University provided an onsite health fair
customized to the specific interests of our Center members. Nursing students
conducted onsite surveys of members to collect and compile information about
specific topics of interest for the health fair. This customized approach helped
to ensure the topics presented during the fair were both current and relevent to
the attendees. During the health fair that followed diabeties information was
provided along with glucose and blood pressure screening, pet therapy, etc.. In
addition, various health-related information was also made available to
attendees. Snacks were made available by the nursing students and door prizes
(gift certificates) were provided thanks to donations from local community
Time and Manpower
The health fair required minimal time from center staff to organize and
coordinate and was easily implemented with existing staff within our part-time
schedule. The Wilkes University nursing students provided all necessary
resources for the health fair including preparation, interest surveys, delivery
of health services during the fair and all marketing.
Newspapers/word of mouth/flyers placed at local businesses by the nursing
The health fair was provided without incurring any cost to the center.
Wilkes University and the nursing students provided all resources and funding
necessary including all marketing, center decorations and door prizes.
Impact On Center
Positive exposure; well attended by current members and resulted in an
increase in new memberships from the 60+ community.
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