What’s friendly, furry and can be in the room with grieving families? A trained service dog that specializes in grief therapy, come meet Kota, a two and half year old Black Lab Weimaraner mix. He is owned by Pete Moloney of Moloney Funeral Homes. Koto comes to the funeral home where people pet him and he shows affection to those who want it. He is the first grief therapy dog on Long Island.
Special performance this year at 11:30 in the center of the gym will be Tai Chi demonstration performed the Authentic Shaolin Kung Ku School of Holtsville. See how these internal Chinese martial arts can be practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits through the forces of yin and yang. After the demonstration attendees will be asked to join in!
Other activities will include and interactive exhibition of the pilates, two demonstrations will be given by Port Jefferson Pilates located in Port Jefferson Village. Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century and has shown with regular sessions can help muscle conditioning in healthy adults, when compared to doing no exercise.
Don’t forget to stop by the Port Jefferson Library table to exercise your brain! FREE give-giveaways, puzzle solving, coloring for all ages and brain games! When you visit try to solve a riddle, if you do you can win a puzzle, while supplies last. Island Christian Church will have face painting and balloon time for additional children’s activities.
The Health & Wellness Fest has then something for the entire family. Mark your calendar now. When you finish attending the Fest, visit our downtown business community for the ‘Port Jefferson Sidewalk Sale Days’ from 1-5pm. If you are lucky you might be a winner from 2 door prizes that will be raffled off at the H&W, each having $250 worth of gift certificates to our local merchants in support of our Chamber’s Retailer’s Association!!