Aspen Valley Hospital health fairs shelved for 2020

A series of events held annually in the midvalley and Aspen to monitor and promote health and wellness has been canceled to preserve health and wellness.

Aspen Valley Hospital’s health fairs for seniors, the midvalley and uppervalley community are taking a hiatus this year because of the pandemic.

Fairs planned for the summer were canceled, as well October’s midvalley fair and the senior fair in November, said Jennifer Slaughter, AVH’s director of community relations.

“Originally we postponed just our June fair,” she said last week, “and we then looked at the situation and all of the factors leading to flu season and the vulnerable populations who typically attend our fair, and we had to make that decision.”

The 2019 fairs combined to draw 1,867 participants, Slaughter said.

Past fairs have offered blood draws, a range of free screenings and information stations. Other tests came with charges.

“That made this decision

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