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Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo at Eastern

Written by Kevin Antonucci


health expo-file shot.JPGWillimantic, Conn. - More than 50 health agencies, vendors and representatives will convene in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 20 for the 17th Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include demonstrations, performances and free health screenings throughout the day. The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Liberty Bank, the Visiting Nurses Association, Willimantic Food Coop and United HealthCare, Connecticut Poison Control Center, Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling and Windham Hospital are just some of the nearly 50 participants in the expo.

Free massages, reiki energy therapy, acupuncture, free HIV and STD testing, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, zumba, skin damage analysis, and free health food samples are just a few of the offerings at this year's event. Among the day's activities will be a variety of demonstrations and performances including yoga and jujutsu for self-defense. In addition, representatives will be on hand with information about retirement, finances, insurance and cancer prevention.

            For more information, please contact LaShawn McBride, coordinator of Human Resource Programs, or Geeta Pfau, assistant director of Health Services, at (860) 465-5263 or e-mail


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