Ninth Annual Health and Wellness Fest will once again offer a food court sponsored by St. Charles Hospital. Their new Executive Chef Thomas Mulzoff with their dietitians, nutritionists and staff will be on hand to assist hungry attenders and answer questions about healthy eating and diet. The food court will offer a nutritional menu with a variety of breakfast and lunch items, to include: Raw Multigrain Breakfast Parfaits, Strawberry Oat Bars, Taco Two Ways (Turkey Carnitas and Freekeh), White Bean Guacamole, and Chocolate Hummus. So bring you appetite and enjoy great tasting food that is healthy for you!
Our selection of health professionals and organizations is extensive. Information will be given out about supporting healthy lifestyles. To include the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office who sponsor the Yellow Dot Program: that is a free service designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during that first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency. A Yellow Dot in the driver’s-side rear window of your vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment. In addition there will representatives from alternative residential communities, health practitioners and low-cost health insurance plans and programs.
Attenders also will have the benefit of many FREE screenings that are so important for good health. To include: blood pressure, body mass index screening (BMI), glucose, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, otoscopy for cerumen (earwax), hearing, cholesterol, balance and fall prevention and posture.
If this was NOT enough there will be many activities to engage in! If you like yoga why not join in with Yoga Master Diane McDonald a life transition coach and yoga teacher. Embrace in a short mini-yoga class that will introduce you to the therapeutic benefits of physical, mental, and spiritual practices. How about visiting a licensed, registered and board certified Art Therapists? Art Therapy allows older adults to be creative and allows them to be reached in a way that promotes a unique form of mental health treatment. Let’s not forget man’s best friend, learn about healthy food for your pets- Natural Hounds offers human-grade wet food, pre-portioned, nourishing dog treats that is tailored to your dog’s individual needs.
Our event has partnered with the Royal Educational Foundation of Port Jefferson, who will be celebrating their fifth Annual Power Of One Family Fun Run. The 2K race finishes at the high school where runners are welcomed to visit the health fest!