Children and families are invited to attend the 11th annual A Day for Children — a health fair where NSU’s Health Care Centers provide free health screenings for children age 18 and under — on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alvin Sherman Library.
Vision, medical, behavior, dental, physical and occupational therapy assessments will be offered. Activities will include haircuts, storytellers, exotic animal displays, arts and crafts, and food. The Davie Police and Fire Department will put on safety demonstrations and the Crime Stoppers NSU hosts a Day for Children of Broward County will administer fingerprinting and identification cards for children.
Robert Oller, CEO of the Division of Clinical Operations, created the fair to educate the public about the medical services available at NSU and in the community.
“We wanted to market and get people familiar with the clinics that provide services, especially for children, because that is a key area of need,” said Oller.
Ronnie Oller, chairperson of A Day for Children and Robert’s wife, said, “It is just like a carnival and it is also a great way to really share and educate the community on all the resources available for children.”
Last year’s event attrached 1,000 families and the Ollers expect a similiar turnout this year.
“It is exciting, for me, to see how much the event has grown and how it had been embraced by the community,” Robert Oller said, who called it one of the largest events of its kind in Florida.
Although Oller said that the event promotes the university’s services, he estimates that between 130 and 160 service organizations will also be in attendance.
For more information on A Day for Children, call 954-678-2273.