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21st Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo at Eastern

Written by Dwight Bachman


Willimantic, Conn. - More than 50 health agencies, vendors and representatives will convene at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University for the 21st Annual Health, Wellness and Benefits Expo. The theme this year is "Balancing Your Mind, Body and Soul." 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 Mutual Bank, the 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 some 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.

The Health Expo is sponsored by Student Health Services and the Office of Human Resources. For more information, please contact Jane Neu, associate director of health services, at (860) 465-5263 or e-mail neuj@easternct.edu and/or LaShawn McBride, manager of human resource programs at (860) 465-5220 or e-mail mcbridel@easternct.edu.

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