Monday, April 27, 2015

Burlington Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 2nd

The Burlington Board of Health in collaboration with the Burlington Council on Aging will be hosting their first
annual Burlington Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 1 pm at Memorial Elementary School. The Health Fair is sponsored by Lahey Health and will provide an excellent opportunity for residents to discover the health and wellness services available in their community.
The health fair will include over 30 exhibitors covering a wide range of health and wellness services for people of all ages. There will be educational information, health screenings, fitness demonstrations, chair massages, and other wellness services.  Educational information will be provided on nutrition, food safety, gardening, fire safety, poison prevention, and other social services.  Health screenings will include bone density, blood pressure, body mass index, facial sun damage, digital spinal screenings, oral cancer, and balance assessment.  Fitness and group exercise demonstrations will be conducted in the gymnasium and will include personal fitness training, boxing & agility training, yoga stretches & breathing techniques, and a children’s obstacle course. All screenings and services are provided free.  Rides will be available for Burlington Seniors to the health fair.  Interested seniors should call 781-270-1950 by Wednesday, April 29 to arrange transportation.  For more information on the health fair, including a schedule of fitness demonstrations, please go to click on Health or call 781-270-1955.

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