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Public invited to ninth annual Wellness Fair
March 17, 2014
Members of the public are invited to learn more about the issues affecting their health at the ninth annual Community College of Rhode Island Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, in the Commons area at the Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick. Admission and provided services are free.
More than 30 displays will offer information and demonstrations on issues ranging from cancer prevention to fitness and nutrition so participants can gather resources to improve their overall health and well-being.
New participants this year include Sampalis Eye Care to conduct vision screening; the Association of Migraine Disorders; the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Rhode Island Affiliate; The Autism Project; Brown University Research Program; Medi-WeightLoss Clinic; Qivana; Anchor Recovery Community Center; and the Appalachian Mountain Club. A representative from HealthSource Rhode Island also will be on hand to register people for health insurance.
A diverse range of organizations will be present, including the American Lung Association, Enos Chiropractic Center, Hybrid Martial Arts, Delta Dental, Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, Serve Rhode Island and representatives from various financial companies. The URI Master Gardeners will offer free packets of seeds and several CCRI departments and programs also will be represented.
Roger Williams Medical Center will offer blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings and Landmark Medical Center will conduct a CPR demonstration. UnitedHealthcare will offer derma scans and BMI tests, and students in the college’s Therapeutic Massage program will provide chair massage treatments to attendees free of charge.
The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation once again will bring its Hope Bus, or Mobile Resource and Wellness Center, to CCRI. The center is a residential-style recreational vehicle used to promote breast health, nutrition, fitness and wellness programs.
The event is sponsored by the CCRI Wellness Committee, whose mission is to provide access to information and services on leading health issues.
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