INA, Ill. (March 9, 2015) – Five presentations and 50 booths are already on the line-up for the Health and Wellness Fair, scheduled for 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday, April 17 at Rend Lake College. The event will be offered thanks to a Community Engagement Award of $4,500 from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region.
At the fair, community members can receive free advice and information on all aspects of their health from the vendors, including health screenings, senior wellness, veteran health, smoking cessation, and more. Some of the specific booths include Alzheimer’s disease care, cancer awareness, nutrition, and disability awareness.
There will also be events for children and school students, such as the Healthy Body Walk wherein students will walk through a giant body, starting with the mouth and stopping at different parts and systems of the body.
“The Health and Wellness Fair will offer many sources of health information and services which will allow the RLC community and members of the surrounding communities to take advantage of health screenings, presentations on health and wellness topics, and health information resources free of charge,” said Beth Mandrell, RLC Reference Librarian.
Many vendors will also be offering giveaways at their tables, and there will be a grand prize given away at the end of the fair. To enter into the grand prize drawing, participants will have a checklist of booths to visit and gather information.
All vendor booths will be located along the upper level of Waugh Gymnasium, Aquatic Center lobby, and outside, weather permitting. All children’s activities, Yoga, and Zumba will be located on the gymnasium floor. The six presenters will be located in the Private Dining Area in the Student Center. Food and beverages will be for sale by the Culinary Arts and Nursing clubs.
|Elder Law||Tiffany Sievers|
|Grow Your Own Healthy Foods||Ryne Fullerton|
|Healthy Hippie Chef||Stacy Pasoni|
|Self Defense||Jeff Bullard, Ron Meek|
|Sexual Assault Prevention||Women’s Center|
|3D Mammography||Crossroads Hospital|
|Adolescent Mental Health||St. Mary’s Good Samaritan|
|Blood Drive||American Red Cross|
|Blood Pressure screening||RLC Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students|
|Body Walk for children||RLC, Area Health Education Center|
|Bone Density, BMI||Franklin County Hospital|
|Breast Cancer awareness||Franklin County Hospital|
|Cancer||American Cancer Society|
|Cardiac Care||American Heart Association|
|Chronic Disease information||St. Mary’s Good Samaritan|
|Depression screening||Franklin County Hospital|
|Dietary Health, adolescent and senior||St. Mary’s Good Samaritan|
|Domestic Abuse||Women’s Center|
|Elder Law information||Southern Illinois Elder Law|
|Essential Oils||Sarah Draper|
|Eye care||Marion Eye Center|
|Firearm, bike, and driving safety||Mt. Vernon Police Department|
|Fitness for children||Matt Jackson|
|Fun Run / 5K||Tyler O’Daniel|
|Germ Station for children||RLC|
|Glucose screening||RLC ADN students|
|Hand massages||Studio RLC|
|Health care information||Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp.|
|Health careers||RLC, Area Health Education Center (AHEC)|
|Health Coach||St. Mary’s Good Samaritan|
|Health Education careers||AHEC|
|Health Information Technology||RLC|
|Health insurance||American Family Insurance|
|Health topic poster sessions||RLC ADN students|
|Healthy cooking choices||Jeff Fairbanks|
|Hearing test||Miracle Ear|
|Independent Living||OFA CIL|
|Lung Cancer screening information||Good Samaritan|
|Medical equipment||Alpha Home Care|
|Memory screenings||St. Mary’s Good Samaritan|
|Pharmacy services and medical equipment||Medicine Shoppe|
|Physical Therapy||Franklin County Hospital|
|Pregnancy screening information||Pregnancy Matters|
|Rehabilitation||Hamilton County Memorial Hospital|
|Respiratory COPD||Franklin County Hospital|
|Stress Management||Stress Knot Massage|
|Veteran Health||VA Hospital|
|Water Safety||Laura Johnston|
The Health and Wellness Fair will tie in with a health awareness week on campus, the first of its kind. A number of students on campus, such as those in the Nursing program, and RLC officials will be on hand to participate in the community education.
For more information, contact Beth Mandrell at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1276 or .
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN‐276‐2011‐00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.