Public gathers health, safety and wellness info at expo

| January 23, 2017

COSHOCTON – A steady flow of people browsed through the booths at the Health, Safety and Wellness Expo on Jan. 21 at Kids America.

“We had tons and tons of good stuff here,” said Amy Stockdale, director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce. “There were 45 booths plus several set up by the hospital.”

The health expo is an annual event sponsored by the chamber of commerce, Coshocton Regional Medical Center and the chamber’s safety council.

One of the booth’s set up by the hospital was manned by its cardiac rehab staff where they had people use a special elliptical and showed them what their heart rate was before and after exercise.

“We are teaching them about the benefits of exercise and about their heart rates,” said Megan Shrimplin from the hospital.

She explained that the elliptical is one way they could help patients recover from a cardiac event such as open heart surgery.

One of the people at the expo who gave the machine a try was Jim Mercer.

“I wanted to see the benefits of this and how my heart rate went up with exercise,” he said.

Stockdale was really impressed with the way everything flowed at the expo this year and how people were able to work their way through all the booths.

“People were able to take their time to talk and go back if they wanted to so they could learn all they needed to learn,” she said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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