Family Health & Wellness Fair – Valparaiso Family YMCA/ Methodist Hospitals – Sunday, September 28 - September 23, 2014

At the Valparaiso Family YMCA – Free to Members & the Community

The YMCA’s Partner in Wellness, Methodist Hospitals, and The Valparaiso Family YMCA are holding a Family Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday, September 28, from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Valparaiso. This event is free to all Y members and the community. Free health screenings, exercise classes and demonstrations, along with healthy cooking demonstrations will be offered. Mascots, Rusty and Rascal, from the Gary Southshore Railcats along with Max, from Methodist Hospitals, will be making an appearance. Children activities with information on healthy food ideas, upcoming events including aquatic, wellness, and sports classes will also be offered. Free chair massages will be performed by licensed massage therapists.

Free Cholesterol and Glucose screening will be done by Methodist Hospitals from 7:30 am to 9:30 am. 12-hour fasting and egistration is required. To register call 1-888-909-3627. Other important health information will be offered including blood pressure screenings, heart attack and stroke risk assessments, breast health, cancer information, smoking cessation program and pulmonary information, neurology care and physical therapy including muscular strength and flexibility screenings. Diabetes is a growing problem in America and information will be offered by Certified Diabetes Educators along with information about nutrition.

“Methodist Hospitals will offer a robust menu of wellness programs at the Valpo YMCA. We once again look forward to meeting and serving members of the Valparaiso community at this health fair,” said Dr. Michael Davenport, President and Interim CEO of Methodist Hospitals.