Methodist Hospitals Partners with Valparaiso Family YMCA to Hold Second Annual Health Fair - February 11, 2014

Methodist Hospitals will hold their second annual community health fair in partnership with the Valparaiso Family YMCA. Community Health Fair offerings will include sampler classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp and Pilates, free health screenings, free health information, raffles, free gifts and much more.

Who: The Health Fair is open to members of the Community. Membership at the Valparaiso Family YMCA is not a requirement for attendance.

What: The Health Fair will offer numerous health screenings and sampler classes to allow visitors to try out the many services offered at the Y. Screenings offered by Methodist Hospitals include blood sugar and cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, and lots of health education and information. Healthy Cooking Demonstrations will be offered by certified dieticians. In addition special mascot guest appearances will include:

• Staley Da Bear – the official Chicago Bears Mascot
• Rusty and Rascal from the Gary Southshore Railcats
• Max from Methodist Hospitals

When: The health fair will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Blood Sugar and cholesterol screenings will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. as a 12 hour fast is required. Registration is not required to attend the Health Fair, but registration is required for the lab draws. Attendees can register for the lab draws by calling 1-888-909-3627.

Where: Valparaiso Family YMCA, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive, Valparaiso, IN
• Enter through Main Entrance