Pathlights Team gathers for a photo after a successful Public Services Fair.

More than 250 community members attended the November 3rd Bridgeview Public Services Fair hosted in partnership by the Village of Bridgeview, Pathlights, and JourneyCare Hospice. The fair provided free services to all who attended to help meet community needs and support public health. Free services offered included hearing and vision screenings provided by the Lions Club, glucose measuring, blood pressure measuring, massages, and flu shots.

These services are valuable parts of preventive care and personal health management. For example, retinal imaging is a diagnostic test that creates high-quality digital images of the inner, back surface of your eye that allows for the diagnosis of many eye conditions, such as diabetes-related retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, and flu shots reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization. The variety of services all offered at no cost made the Bridgeview Public Services Fair an impactful community health event.

Representatives of over 30 groups also provided information about resources, including Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services, Citizens Utility Board information, public transportation services, IL Department of Aging resources, Village of Bridgeview services, healthcare and aging information, and other resources.

Local businesses, community organizations, and Illinois governments’ departments came together to provide this public services fair, and plenty of residents showed up over the course of the three-hour event to utilize the free services and learn about meeting their healthcare needs now and in the future. The Village of Bridgeview is committed to meeting the needs of its community, promoting public health, and serving its residents through events such as the public services fair. The Village appreciates the work of everyone who made the event possible and thanks residents for attending.