It’s never too early to start living well!

Coast Community Health Center wants to inspire young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Together with Southern Coos Hospital and the Southwest Oregon Area Health Education Center, we’re presenting a health and wellness fair for students in Bandon and Port Orford schools.

Steven Eggert, Community Health Outreach Worker, is excited to bring students and health professionals together.

Local medical providers will talk with students about careers in the medical field. And, many fitness and outdoor recreation professionals will share hands-on activities to inspire active, healthy lifestyles.

As a bonus, students can claim door prizes, including backpacks, school and cycling gear, water bottles and first aid kits.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, at the Bandon Harbor Lights Middle School gymnasium, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Support for the program includes an Oregon Gear Up grant through the Area Health Education Center.

For more information about the student health and wellness fair, contact Steven Eggert at Coast Community Health Center, 541-347-2529, extension 120.

Student Health Fair Thank-You
Steve Eggert, Community Health Outreach Worker

On April 1, more than 350 students from the Bandon and Port Orford school districts attended a Health and Wellness Fair just for young people! Coast Community Health Center teamed up with Southern Coos Hospital and Southwestern Oregon Area Health Education Center to provide the students and teachers with great health education resources.

With my team at Coast Community Health Center, I would like to say thank you to members of the following health and fitness organizations for stepping up to share their know-how with our local youth: Bandon Family Dental, Bandon Vision Center, Bay Cities Ambulance, Coos County Mental and Public Health, Fast & Fit Women’s Circuit Workout, Masterpiece Fitness, Pregnancy Resource Center, South Coast Bicycles, Southern Coos Hospital, Southwestern Oregon AHEC, Southwest Physical Therapy, and the Southwestern Oregon Community College Nursing program.

We would like to thank Bandon Dunes and South Coast Bicycles for donating items for our raffle. Also, many thanks to the Bandon School District for hosting the event and Port Orford School District for busing up more than 40 students. In closing, we would like to give a shout out to Quincy Community Health Center for providing the training and resources to make this event possible. You guys rock!

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