Community Safety and Wellness Fair

The 2019 Community Safety and Wellness Fair  will be held on Saturday, May 18 at the Westlake Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by the City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center (UH SJMC). It's FREE and open to the public.

It is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn how to increase personal safety and wellness through health screenings, demonstrations, and expertise from more than 70 exhibitors. Kids will love exploring emergency and service equipment in Touch-a-Truck and playing on the inflatables and many activities designed just for them. Explore below to learn more!


Blood Drive:
Donate blood to help save a life at the Vitalant bus, located outside of the Rec Center. 


Food Drive:
Bring non-perishable, unexpired food for the Westlake Food Pantry and receive a special "thank you."  The donations will help the Senior and Community Services Department emergency food baskets to our neighbors experiencing financial difficulties, on average 63 households each month.


Learn about sponsoring this event


Ride Lolly the Trolley - New this Year!

To ensure that any emergency vehicle responding to a call can easily exit from Touch-a-Truck, cars will not be allowed to park along the drive from the entrances from Hilliard Blvd. or Center Ridge to the Rec Center.

Additional parking will be available at a nearby parking lot to be announced shortly. You'll be able to hop aboard Lolly the Trolley for a fun and free ride to and from the lot to the Rec Center!

Lolly the Trolley

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Schedule

10:00 a.m. - Fair opens

10:15 a.m. - Flag Ceremony with Honor Guard 

11:00 a.m. - noon - Cleveland Browns' Chomps along with a special visit from Westlake's Safety Pup
11:30 a.m. - Andy, the talking LifeCare Ambulance,  will arrive

Noon - UH St. John's Medical Center emergency helicopter lands (weather permitting)


*This schedule is subject to change.  



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Featured Demonstrations 

The following are a few of live demonstrations planned for the fair: 

  • Andy the Ambulance
  • Cleveland Browns' Chomps
  • Elmo
  • Emergency 911 simulation
  • Fire extinguisher usage
  • Ohio Search and Rescue Dogs
  • University Hospitals Pet Pals therapy dogs
  • Westlake PD Safety Pup


Health Screenings

Biometric health screenings and cancer screenings listed below will be offered by UH St. John Medical Center's Community Outreach Nurses and other health professionals in the Recreation Center's Community Rooms. (Plus you will be registered for great door prizes!)

​Screenings available:
  • Blood Pressure
  • Bone Density
  • Cancer Screenings - Skin and Oral
  • Cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • Grip strength
  • Stroke Assessment
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Touch-a-Truck 


Seeing and climbing aboard massive emergency and service vehicles is a perennial and kid favorite activity every year. This year, more than 20 vehicles and special equipment from the City of Westlake's Police, Fire, and Service Departments plus from local agencies and organizations will be displayed outside of the Recreation Center.

Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and give out printed materials and special surprises. 
 
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Children Activities

 We make learn about safety and wellness fun for the youngest attendees!  
  • Ask Andy, the talking LifeCare Ambulance, questions
  • Cuddle up with Chomps from the Cleveland Browns
  • Dance and sing while DJ EZ  plays your favorite tunes
  • Dress up like a firefighter
  • Get close to Police, Fire, and other vehicles at Touch-a-Truck
  • Give a teddy a check-up at the teddy bear first aid station 
  • Jump high in the bounce house and laugh as you go down the slide
  • Know how to stay healthy when everyone else has a cold with tips from UH SJMC's Germs
  • Learn how to call 911 and use a fire extinguisher
  • Listen closely for the UH Medical helicopter to land!
  • See the giant inflatable heart and brain and ask questions
  • Select your favorite twisted balloon animal or item
  • Take photos with the City of Westlake Police Department's Safety Pup
  • Visit our exhibitors who will have special giveaways and games for children
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Exhibitors

This list is subject to change as additional exhibitors are confirmed.

  • 2 Inflatables for learning: brain and heart
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • American Red Cros
  • Barrio's Food Truck
  • CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
  • Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
  • Collaborative to End Human Trafficking
  • Connecting for Kids
  • DJ EZ
  • Drug Awareness Information
  • E-Bikes
  • Elks Drug Awareness Trailer
  • Epilepsy Society
  • Fatal Vision Glasses
  • First National Bank
  • Golf Therapy
  • Great Lakes Health and Wellness
  • Home Depot Avon
  • Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)
  • Ohio Library for the Blind
  • Ohio Search and Rescue Dogs
  • Operation Game (Drug Awareness
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Outreach Nurse Screenings
  • Parents without Partners
  • Project Dawn - MetroHealth
  • Robek's Fresh Juices & Smoothies
  • SANE Program (Guard against sexual violence)
  • Speech, Hearing and Language pathologists
  • Teddy Bear First Aid for Children
  • The Gathering Place
  • The LCADA Way (Drug Recovery and Rehab)
  • Toxicology Information
  • UH Medivac Helicopter
  • UH Outpatient Rehab
  • UH SJMC Cardiac/Harrington Heart
  • UH SJMC Community Outreach Department
  • UH SJMC Nutrition Department
  • UH SJMC Opiate Task Force
  • UH SJMC Pet Pals therapy dogs
  • UH SJMC Pharmacy/Ask a Pharmacist
  • UH SJMC Rainbow Babies (children's game)
  • UH SJMC Rainbow Babies Trauma
  • UH SJMC Stroke/TBI
  • UH SJMC, various departments
  • UH Sports Institute
  • Underage Alcohol Consumption
  • US Coast Guard and Auxiliary
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Vitalant (formerly LifeShare)
  • Weber’s Premium Custard & Ice Cream
  • Westlake Building Department
  • Westlake Dental
  • Westlake Engineering Department
  • Westlake High School, Safety Office
  • Westlake Kiwanis
  • Westlake PD, Child Fingerprinting and Safety Town
  • Westlake Recreation Department
  • Westlake Senior and Community Services Department
  • Westlake Service Department