FARMINGTON — On Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) will host a Fall Block Party, a free family-oriented educational and fun event to be held in the Bass Room and on the hospital campus.
The festivities will include a children’s playground with face painting, lawn games, storytelling, pumpkin decorating, as well as ambulance tours, health screenings and free flu shots and COVID-19 shots.
Several community organizations also plan to attend, including the Western Maine Play Museum, United Way, Western Maine Community Action, Community Concepts, Spruce Mountain Adult Education and Healthy Community Coalition, among others.
“We will also have six medical and dental students from the University of New England on site to help out and find out what rural medicine is like,” said Jolene Luce, director of Western Maine AHEC.
There will be free giveaways, raffle prizes and seasonal refreshments.
For more information, call Jolene Luce at 779-2451.
The Western Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is hosted by FMH and supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Western Maine AHEC is a member of the Maine AHEC network.