Community Safety and Wellness Fair

The 2017 Community Safety and Wellness Fair was held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Westlake Recreation Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • The day began with a flag ceremony and a color guard of military veterans and safety forces members in recognition of Armed Forces Day and to honor those who keep our communities safe and healthy. The flag to be presented was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building with the assistance of U.S. Congressman Jim Renacci of Ohio.
  • Attendees learned how to increase personal safety and wellness, identify resources in the community, watched live demos, and chose from a variety of health screenings.
  • Children enjoyed special activities that get them off to a great start in life while having a lot of fun.
  • "Touch-a-Truck" was again a favorite! Children and adults were able to get  close to emergency vehicles, specialized equipment, and outdoor displays and talk with the crews and representatives. 
Community Safety and Wellness Fair Press Release (PDF)

This FREE event was presented by the City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.

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Featured Demonstrations

The following were a few of the live demonstrations at the fair:

  • Cleveland Browns' Chomps
  • Cleveland Metroparks K-9 Unit
  • Emergency 911 simulation
  • Fire extinguisher usage
  • Fitness evaluation
  • Life jacket and nautical safety
  • Ohio Search and Rescue dogs
  • Safety Pup
  • University Hospitals Pet Pals therapy dogs
Chomps in a selfie

Health Screenings

Biometric health screenings and cancer screenings listed below were offered by UH St. John Medical Center's Community Outreach Nurses and other health professionals in the Recreation Center's Community Rooms. More information on other topics such as radon education and awareness and digestive health were available in the gym.Screenings:
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bone Density
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • Oral Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Speech and Hearing
Health screening


Thank you to all of the exhibitors who brought their expertise on a variety of topics to the community. 

UH St. John Medical Center staff members from various departments and representatives from the City of Westlake Community Services, Fire, Police, Recreation, and Service Departments were on hand.
Comm Safety and Wellness Fair 2016 - Exhibit Hall

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • City of Westlake Community Service Department
  • Cleveland MetroParks K-9 Unit
  • Collaborative to End Human Trafficking
  • Connecting with Kids
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health
  • Damsel in Distress
  • Devon Oaks, Mind Games
  • Digestive Health Institute
  • DJ Easy
  • Drug Awareness Information
  • Fin Feather Fur Outfitters outdoor safety
  • Fitness Pro evaluations
  • Great Northern Mall Walkers Club
  • Home Depot DIY Safety
  • Juice Plus
  • Kiwanis
  • Lakewood Elks
  • Lakewood Initiative
  • Library for the Blind
  • Massage Heights (Chair Massage)
  • Ohio Search and Rescue Dogs
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Petals of a Black Rose
  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Teddy Bear First Aid Clinic
  • Rainbow Babies & Children's Trauma
  • Rite Aid Prescription Safety/Diabetes Management Equipment
  • Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies
  • Safety Pup
  • Shape Up Cleveland
  • Sports Institute
  • The Drugless Doctor
  • The Gathering Place
  • Toxicology Information
  • UH SJMC (UH St. John Medical Center) Germ Patrol
  • UH SJMC Cardiac/Harrington Heart
  • UH SJMC Certified Diabetes Educator
  • UH SJMC Community Outreach Department
  • UH SJMC Emergency Room/Summer Safety
  • UH SJMC EMS/Smoke Alarms
  • UH SJMC Nutrition Department
  • UH SJMC Pet Pals therapy dogs
  • UH SJMC Pharmacy/Ask a Pharmacist
  • UH SJMC Registered Dietician
  • UH SJMC Respiratory Health and Smoking Cessation
  • UH SJMC Stroke/TBI
  • UH SJMC Summer Safety Information
  • UH SJMC Ticks and Lyme Disease; Infectious Control & Safety
  • UH SJMC Women's Health
  • UH SJMC, various departments
  • UH Sports Institute
  • University Hospitals St. John Medical Center
  • US Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Weber’s Premium Custard & Ice Cream
  • Westlake High School, Safety Office
  • Westlake PD, Child Fingerprinting and Safety Town
  • Westlake Porter Public Library
  • Westlake PTA Drug Prevention
  • Westlake Recreation Department
  • Whole Foods Market
  • YMCA, Pre-Diabetes
  • Yoga for Kids
Safety Fair flyer 2017


Seeing and climbing aboard massive emergency and service vehicles is a perennial and kid favorite activity. The City of Westlake's Police, Fire, and Service Departments brought out a number of their vehicles and special equipment to be displayed outside of the Recreation Center. Staff members were on hand to answer questions and give out printed materials and special surprises.

The weather was beautiful, permitting the University Hospitals helicopter to land and explored by attendees.

Children Activities

Children has a great time taking part in many of these featured activities:
  • Cuddle up with Chomps from the Cleveland Browns
  • Dance and sing while DJ EASY plays your favorite tunes
  • Get close to Police, Fire, and other vehicles at Touch-a-Truck
  • Give a teddy bear a wellness and health check-up at the University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Jump high in the bounce house and laugh as you go down the slide
  • Listen closely for the UH Medical helicopter to land!
  • Put out a fire during the fire extinguisher simulation
  • See the Metroparks K-9 Unit
  • Take photos with the City of Westlake Police Department's Safety Pup
  • Yoga for kids
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