Community Baby Shower
To help raise awareness for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Mercy Health and the Purchase District Health Department’s HANDS Program are partnering to bring the community a “Healthy Beginnings” baby shower on Saturday, October 20. This free event will be from 10 am – 1 pm in the Marshall Nemer Medical Office Building’s Borders Community Room.
October is SIDS Awareness Month. Educators will offer tips for parents and caregivers on how to reduce the risk of SIDS. In 2016, statistics show that 3,600 infants died of SIDS in the United States.
Attendees can get free health screenings, see demonstrations on healthy cooking and prenatal exercises by local fitness trainers. KY Strengthening Families will present on Parent Café and Mercy Health Neurologist, Dr. Van Woeltz will give a 0-3 month brain development presentation. There will be free car seat safety checks and installations. The HANDS program will review safe sleep with the Cribs for Kids program. There will also be presentations on tobacco and substance abuse, mental health, diabetes, prenatal care and exercise and postpartum care.
The first 120 attendees will receive a free “Healthy Mom” gift package. More than 25 vendors including boutiques and photography services are participating. Refreshments and giveaways will be given out to guests.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call 270-538-6819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.