Lacombe County “spring tune-up” health and safety event

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Lacombe County residents that are interested in brushing up on their farm safety will be able to visit the Spring Tune-Up: health and safety fair on April 1, 2022.

“We like to focus on safety and health before farmers get into their fields for the season, to remind them of the importance of caring for the physical, emotional and mental health,” said Jalene Makus, Lacombe County agriculture coordinator and event organizer.

Local organizations and vendors will also be on hand, including Lacombe County peace officers, AG Safety Center, Wolf Creek Primary Care Network (WCPCN), Living Sounds, Building Bridges to Health Naturally, Lacombe Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Jo(e) Social Media, Just Safety PPE, AG Safe Alberta, Alberta Mental Health and Sustainable Farm Families.

“By bringing in vendors that support physical and mental health and safety, we are doing our part to support this important initiative and connect attendees with relevant and useful information,” said Makus.

Residents will also be able to check in on their own personal and mental health. There will be information about the sustainable farm families rural health initiative, which provides rural Albertans who participate in this program with three annual, in-depth physical and mental health assessments.

“Each year, we strive to find relevant vendors to bring value to this event – ones of interest not just to our rural producers but also to anyone interested in their health and safety,” said Makus.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on April 1. It is open free of charge to the general public.

To learn more about the event call Jalene at 403-782-8959 or email jmakus@lacombecounty.com.