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Something For All Ages at Livin’ Well Wellness Fair

Friday, August 16, 2019

Prairie du Chien, WI – Crossing Rivers Health and the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Eagle Country will be hosting Livin’ Well, a wellness fair for all ages on Saturday, September 14 at Crossing Rivers Health from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event will feature a wide variety of health and wellness vendors, ranging from cooking demonstrations and speakers, to health screenings, flu shots, and a teddy bear clinic.

“We are very excited about the wide range of activities taking place at the wellness fair this year,” commented Roby Fuller, Director of the ADRC. “Our goal was to create an event where people of all ages could explore ways to live well. We are very excited to bring the young and elderly together to celebrate health and wellness.”

Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with vendors and participate in hands-on activities such as cooking demonstrations; receive free blood pressure checks, free diabetic foot scans, and free posture assessments; enjoy a smoothie made from the kids blender bike; receive a chair massage for a small fee; and have their car seat checked by trained safety technicians from Crawford County Public Health and Crossing Rivers Health. Other fun, family-friendly activities will include Yoga for All Ages from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Young visitors can bring their favorite teddy bear in for a check-up or receive a new teddy bear from Partners of Crossing Rivers Health.

“We have a great line-up of speakers and are very excited to welcome back Martin J. Schreiber,” added Fuller. “Martin is an award-winning crusader for Alzheimer’s caregivers and persons with dementia. He is a phenomenal speaker and we feel very fortunate that we are able to bring him to our community.”

Schreiber will be discussing Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver at 11:00 a.m. Other speakers include Pam Myhre, Crossing Rivers Health Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, and Dr. Kristina Thompson, Podiatrist, who will be discussing Diabetes and Foot Care at 10:00 a.m. At 12:00 p.m., Laura Gentry will present Laughter Yoga, a revolutionary movement that’s blazing a happy trail across the globe. Live musical entertainment begins at 9 a.m. and door prizes will be awarded, including two $100 VISA gift cards.

For more information and vendor registration, visit crossingrivers.org/livinwell.

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Photo: Keynote speakers at the Livin’ Well Wellness Fair include Martin J. Schreiber, Laura Gentry, Pam Myhre, and Kristina Thompson. Livin’ Well is a family-friendly wellness fair scheduled for Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.