LET'S MAKE HEALTHY CONNECTIONS!
This is just a sample of the great activities and information sessions planned for the Sixth Annual Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair. This year's event will run from 8AM - NOON at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Make plans to stop in and receive give-aways and lots of health, safety and wellness information. Don't forget to sign-up for door prize drawings to be announced that day!
*Outdoor activities are held weather permitting.
Healthy child screenings (development, hearing & dental) by HACAP Family Community & Health Alliance
Depression education for pregnant or postpartum moms by HACAP Family Community & Health Alliance
Blood pressure checks by Virginia Gay Hospital & Clinics
Vision screens by the Vinton Lions Club all done on-site.
Blood sugar checks by Virginia Gay Hospital Family Health Clinics
NEW FOR 2020! Benton County Veterans Affairs, Benton County American Legion & Auxiliaries, VFW 8884 & Auxiliary will be hosting a stand down in conjunction with today's event. Space and resources will be devoted to providing supplies and services exclusively to homeless Benton County Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Veterans will need to bring their DD214 document to be eligible to receive services provided at the fair.
THANK OUR VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE! Bring a non-perishable food item and you'll entered in a special prize door prize drawing. Donations will go to Benton County area food banks in honor of our veterans.
REACH OUT AND READ
The Virginia Gay Hospital Family Medical Clinics will be offering FREE BOOKS to kids 6 months to 5 years as part of their Reach Out and Read program while supplies last. Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with healthcare providers to provide books and encourage families to read together. The end goal of Reach Out and Read is to prepare all children who enter kindergarten to read, learn, and succeed. The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the program has one of the strongest records of research support of any primary care intervention. Learn more about this program on the VGH Health Care Foundation Reach Out and Read web page.
NEW FOR 2020! Who doesn't like to race? Check out the combination, dual lane rock climb and slide sports interactive inflatable plus a 30 ft. obstacle course with five barriers and obstructions! We know you're going to want to challenge your friends and see who has the best time! This is a great activity for the kids while parents enjoy browsing exhibitor booths.
“BE THE CHANGE” DEMO
FITNESS CAN BE FUN! Be The Change Group Fitness will be holding demonstrations that won't be your typical fitness class. Their program allows everyone the opportunity to participate no matter their fitness level. Everybody and all body types are welcome! There is no charge for classes. Instead, participants are encouraged to leave a free will donation. Each month a charity, organization, event, group, or family in our local community is chosen to be the recipient of all the money collected.