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June 18, 2024

Family Health Day, Sun., Oct. 8

Cincinnati Children's and First Ladies for Health team up for free flu vaccines and more.

Cincinnati Children’s and First Ladies for Health are partnering for Family Health Day, taking place at 10 area churches on Sunday, Oct. 8.  A rain-or-shine event, the family friendly event includes free health screenings and flu shots for adults and kids. In addition, the event features raffle prizes, gift cards and food plus games and activities for kids. Dozens or organizations work with Cincinnati Children’s and First Ladies for Health to make the annual event (since 2014) possible.
    “This event has been a blessing for so many in our community,” says Regina Lynch, first lady of New Prospect Baptist Church in Roselawn. “On several occasions through the years, we have been able to catch and potentially prevent serious health issues. We look forward to serving our communities each year.”   

Free Flu Vaccinations for All Ages

All 10 of the participating churches will offer flu vaccinations at no charge for anyone 6 months and older. In addition, various locations will feature experts providing screenings for vision and dental. And screenings and/or information will also be available on asthma, sickle cell disease, Alzheimer’s, nutrition, cancer (breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, and ovarian), blood pressure, brain health, HIV, glucose screenings, health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid) plus maternal and child health.  

Family Health Day locations and times:   

  • Allen Temple AME Church, 7080 Reading Road in Roselawn, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   
  • Bethel Baptist Church, 2712 Alms Place in Walnut Hills, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.   
  • Carmel Presbyterian Church, 3549 Reading Road in Avondale, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.   
  • Corinthian Baptist Church, 1920 Tennessee Ave. in Paddock Hills, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Mother of Christ Catholic Church, 5301 Winneste Ave. in Winton Hills, 1 to 3 p.m.   
  • New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 26 W. North Bend Road in Carthage, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   
  • New Life Temple Church, 4836 Ward St. in Madisonville, 1 to 3 p.m.   
  • New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 6434 Simpson Ave. in College Hill, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.   
  • New Prospect Baptist Church, 1580 Summit Road in Roselawn, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Rock of Salvation Church/Iglesia Roca de Salvacion, 260 Fairbanks Ave. in Sedamsville, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  
     
    Mammograms can be scheduled inside mobile units at three locations: New Prospect Baptist Church in Roselawn (TriHealth, call 513-569-6565); Corinthian Baptist Church in Bond Hill (Mercy Health, call 513-686-3300, option 1); Carmel Presbyterian Church in Avondale (UC Health, call 513-584-7465).  
    More than 20 organizations will participate in Family Health Day. Sponsors include Cincinnati Children’s, Kroger, Interact for Health, the Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training, Humana and Cincinnati State. 

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.