Health and Wellness Festival slated for March 26

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Health FestivalPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 11, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore welcomes the community to attend its 16th annual Health and Wellness Festival March 26.

    The free wellness event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom on campus.

    Last year's festival attracted some 400 participants.  "We are happy to see people of all ages take advantage of this vital community service each year," said Janet Mutschler, director of clinical education for UMES' Department of Physical Therapy. 

    "Over 50 exhibitors representing community agencies, health organizations, the university and area businesses, will promote healthy living and prevention through informational displays and screenings," said Lauresa Wigfall, event chair and director of the university's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Program-one of the event sponsors.

    Free screenings included blood pressure, blood glucose, fitness, body composition, strength, flexibility and posture, said Wigfall.  Participants, she said, can also take part in interactive demonstrations throughout the day.

    Call 410-651-6385 for more information.           

    Gail Stephens,assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.