Kiwanis Club takes part in National Drug Take-Back Day
Ottawa's Kiwanis Club looks to keep members of the community healthy.
As part of National Drug Take Back Day, club members not only collected unused prescription medications but also held a health fair to help keep the community healthy. More than 1,800 people gathered at Ottawa Glandorf High School to see all of the vendors and to learn more about what it means to be healthy.
Checking the size and arch of feet gave people an idea on the type and size of shoe they should be wearing in order to avoid foot and back problems. In the back of the gymnasium, people endured needles as they had blood drawn to test for various health issues. Tests like these help give people an idea of where they stand health-wise.
Helping to bring awareness to various health issues were vendors that included area hospitals, orthopedics, the vein center and home health care facilities.
Bringing awareness and allowing for testing has brought in more people each year, a trend Kiwanis members hopes to continue.