NorthShore Health Centers Hosts 3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza

By: NorthShore Health Centers Last Updated: March 18, 2016

NS-Eggstravaganza 1The NorthShore Health Centers is hosting an “Easter Eggstravaganza” event for the community on Saturday, March 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will include an Easter egg hunt with over 10,000 eggs and a chance to take pictures with special characters including the Easter Bunny.

Prior to the egg hunt starting at 3pm, kids ages 1-12 can enjoy bouncy houses, inflatable rock climbing wall, t-ball game, balloon creations, face painting and more! NorthShore will be raffling off 300 tickets to RailCats baseball games, 500 free kids meals and over 100 Easter baskets. This year, the hunt is being held at the Boys & Girls Club at 5895 Evergreen Ave. in Portage. While the family fun will take place inside, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held outside so make sure your kids are dress appropriately for the weather. Activity sponsors include Geminus Head Start, Accessibilities Inc., Tobacco Education and Prevention, Relay for Life, Aspire Charter School and MHS. Raffle sponsors include: Texas Roadhouse, Golden Corral and RailCats. Volunteer Support Sponsor include: Clancy’s & Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.

NS-Eggstravaganza 2NorthShore Health Center is a not-for-profit community based health and education center providing medical, dental and eye care services to everyone including the uninsured and underinsured community of Northwest Indiana. Our mission is to ensure that each individual has a medical home and access to the highest quality healthcare, regardless of gender, age, race, social or cultural standing and/or ability to pay.

Over the past few years, NorthShore has expanded their community involvement to benefit the health of the areas they serve. Each year NorthShore participates in national events such as Give Kids A Smile, Women’s Health Week, and Men’s Health Week offering discounted medical and dental services for men, women and children. They also offer discounted services in July and August for their Back to School Fair, October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and November for National Diabetic Month. The Easter Eggstravaganza is another way NorthShore can provide families in the community with a safe, fun place to bring their children and enjoy themselves but also remind them about the importance of their health and scheduling their preventative medical appointments.

NS-Eggstravaganza 3NorthShore Health Centers’ other services include Family Practice, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Behavioral Health, Radiology, Urgent Care, Dental and Eye Care. Our medical centers accept most major insurance plans, but we also offer an affordable self-pay option for anyone who is uninsured. NorthShore is also an enrollment site for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act/Health Insurance Marketplace. By offering a wide range of coordinated services, we able to continuously work towards our goal of providing accessible health care and illness prevention and education to improve the overall health of our patients and community.

For more information on NorthShore Health Centers’ events, programs and services visit www.northshorehealth.org or call 219-763-8112.