Community Health

Margaret Lewis reduced

Community Health - Recreation & Parks Department
Margaret Lewis, Community Health Coordinator
350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466    
Office: 708-283-5663 / Cell Phone:  708-825-5205
Email: mlewis@vopf.com 
Website:  www.villageofparkforest.com
Farmer's Market website http://www.villageofparkforest.com/98/Farmers-Market 


Community Health Services
•Wellbeing checks on residents
•Medical equipment loan closet
•Annual farmers market management
•Food service health inspections (retail food, daycare, and restaurants)
•Health monitoring of senior building residents
•Health services referrals (i.e. homemaker, primary care, immunizations, home health)
•Health information resource (diabetes, heart disease, cancer)


 

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS INFORMATION



Food Service Sanitation Course

 

Health & Wellness Links


American Stroke Association



 

May is stroke awareness month.  In celebration; Margaret Lewis will be taking blood pressure readings.  Stop by to pick up literature about how to control/prevent high blood pressure and stroke information.  For more information, contact Margaret Lewis, RN, Community Health Coordinator at 708-283-5663 or email mlewis@vopf.com.

Dates:  
Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 10 am to 1pm
Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm

Location:  
Park Forest Village Hall Board Conference Room
350 Victory Drive, Park Forest, IL


skin cancer month

Click on the link below for more information: 

 https://www.patientresource.com/Melanoma_FollowUp.aspx?utm_source=042519&utm_campaign=042519&utm_medium=email 




 
Clinic Referrals for School Physicals and/or General Services 


Park Forest Main Street Market extracted

Park Forest Main Street Market Website

American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org 

Early Detection Helps Prevent Deaths from Breast Cancer

Skin Cancer



American Heart Association  https://www.heart.org

American Heart Association Articles:  (Click on links below)

Health Threats From High Blood Pressure


American Lung Association https://www.lung.org 


Blood Pressure Information:  Basic Steps to Helping Control Your Blood Pressure


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov 

Mission Possible: Achieving Health Equity through Inclusive Public Health Practice


Cholesterol Information:  Do you Know Your Cholesterol Levels?

Diabetes and Your Heart Video:  https://youtu.be/Zj-5ajI_OmA

Flu Shot Information:  https://getmyshot.org 

Food Service Sanitation and Safety Certification Course at Prairie State College


Health In Aging  https://www.healthinaging.org/ 

Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues 

Tips for Preventing Serious Falls


Illinois Department of Public Health   http://www.dph.illinois.gov 

Food Safety During the Holidays 

Medical Sharps and Needle Disposal
When it comes to disposing of “sharps” we’ll get right to the point.  Medical needles, syringes, lancets and auto injectors are all considered to be “sharps” and must be disposed of properly.  When sharps are just loosely thrown into the garbage, they pose a potential risk of injury and could be a major health hazard to garbage collectors. Sharps should never be disposed of in household recycling carts. Click on the link below for more information from Homewood Disposal.

https://www.mydisposal.com/medical-sharps-and-needle-disposal 


SilverSneakers  https://www.silversneakers.com 

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