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18th Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo at Eastern

Written by Dwight Bachman

2-Officer Mark Kuchta with Jessica Tones Shawn Burns looks on.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. 19 for the 18th 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 Department of Children and Families Foster Care Services, Liberty Bank, the Visiting Nurses Association, Willimantic Food Co-Op, United HealthCare, the Social Security Administration, Planned Parenthood, the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling and Windham Hospital are just some of the nearly 50 participants in attendance.

Free chair massages, free HIV and STD testing, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, body fat 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, descriptions and performances including yoga; accupuncture; massage therapy; and CPR Training offered by Windham Hospital's Emergency Medical Services. In addition, representatives will be on hand with information about retirement, finances, health insurance and cancer prevention.

            For more information, please contact Julie Trainor, associate director of health services, at (860) 465-5263 or e-mail; and/or LaShawn McBride, manager of human resource programs at (860) 465-5220 or e-mail


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