by Shannon Albert, Carson Valley Medical Center
Put your health first at this year’s Family Health and Wellness Fair at Carson Valley Medical Center, taking place on Saturday September 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The free event will offer free health screenings including nutritional assessments, glucose screening, lung health screening, physical therapy assessment, body composition analysis, and blood pressure checks.
Children preparing to enroll for next season’s sports teams can receive a free sports physical. Flu vaccinations will be offered by Carson City Health and Human Services. Vaccinations can be billed to most major insurances or are available for $20.
For your total health and wellness, visit the relaxation station where you will learn how to reduce your stress through yoga, aromatherapy, and massage. Take a break and relax with a free chair massage.
Many local agencies will be available to provide valuable information on living a healthy lifestyle, including the Partnership of Community Resources, Family Support Council, Care Flight, East Fork Fire & Paramedics, Wildtree Natural Products, Heart to Heart School, CVMC Breast Cancer Resource Center, Podiatrist Dr. Melhuish, Backpack Buddies, WIC, and Home Instead Senior Care. Healthy snacks will be available from several booths and kids can enjoy some time in the free bounce house and face painting station.
The Family Health and Wellness Fair will be held in the CVMC parking lot at 1107 Highway 395 at the south end of Gardnerville. Attendees interested in the nutritional assessment are advised to bring any recent lab results, if available. Attendees interested in glucose screening are advised to fast for the most accurate results. Please bring your insurance card for flu vaccinations. For more information about this event, visit cvmchospital.org or contact the CVMC Public Relations department at 775.782.1512.