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Health, Safety, and Wellness Expo preview & program

| January 16, 2014

COSHOCTON – Don’t let the snow and cold weather keep you from attending the second annual Health, Safety, and Wellness Expo on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kids America. The expo, geared toward keeping you and your family safe and healthy in 2014, will feature over 20 vendors who will provide valuable information on how their organization can help you stay healthy this year and for years to come.

This free event offers many activities for the whole family. Browse through the various stations while the kids have some of their own fun on the indoor soccer field with activities led by the Youth Asset Leadership Team (YALT). Take a tour of Kids America’s facilities and learn about the different programs they offer to help you reach your fitness goals. If you are an older adult, ask about their Silver Sneakers program which is an exercise program specifically designed for your age group.

How are you doing with your overall general health? Are you eating the right foods, exercising regularly, taking time out of your busy day to relax and reduce stress? Is your cholesterol too high or do you have a risk of developing diabetes? Find out these and much more by taking the general health profile provided by the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Although the event is free of charge, there is a small fee of $35 for this health assessment. The test checks areas such as iron levels, sodium levels, glucose, calcium and protein levels, and much more. Other tests provided by the hospital include thyroid testing, prostate testing, diabetes testing, and colo-rectal cancer.

“People can come to the expo and get some free testing,” said Amy Stockdale, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “It’s not all about fitness. It’s more of the whole scope of family wellness.”

The vendors at the expo range from eye health, ear health, and fitness, to overall home safety. The Red Cross will have information on emergency preparedness for your family. “It Works” Global will be present to demonstrate how to tighten and firm your body with their wrap-around band. Beltone Hearing will be on hand with information on helping you hear your best. Representatives from a few area nursing homes will be available with answers to your questions. Dingo will be giving live demonstrations with his handler, Office Stone and the Sheriff’s department will have a booth with safety information.

There will also be a few services available with information for new moms. Are you worried about what food and products you give to your children? Mommy’s Club will be on hand to discuss the healthy, non-toxic baby products they offer for your child. Help Me Grow will also be available with information on how to raise your child to be a healthy young adult. The Coshocton Public Library will be there with books to help develop their young minds. The Red Cross will also provide booster seat checks to make sure your little one is strapped in properly.

“It’s an event truly for young children through grandparents,” said Stockdale. “We look at this as a community awareness type of event and we hope everyone takes something away from the expo. It should be a fun learning event.”

The event is sponsored by the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, and the Coshocton County Safety Council. A reminder that all Safety Council members are encouraged to attend.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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