October 24, 2013

Maine expo offers healthy information and recognizes heroes of care

The Health and Wellness Expo on Nov. 3 also will benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

From Staff Reports

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram will present the third annual Health and Wellness Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland. The event is being sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

This year’s event also includes a walk to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. The walk is 2.35 miles (or 1.57 miles for a shorter walk) and will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Admission is either $1 or a non-perishable food item to be donated to Good Shepherd Food Bank.

The event will include a community health and wellness expo and an awards presentation. The expo is aimed at educating members of the community about healthier living through seminars, free health screenings and interactive displays.

Awards will be presented to Health Care Heroes for world-class care they offer in Maine every day.

“We are pleased to again present the Health and Wellness Expo,” said Lisa DeSisto, publisher of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. “The event gives attendees tips and information on how to live a healthier lifestyle and also helps two terrific local organizations – the Good Shepherd Food Bank and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital – who help people every day of the year.”

Doors open at 11 a.m. and check-in for the walk begins at 11:30 a.m.

The Good Shepherd Food Bank will give cooking demonstrations starting at noon, and there will be stage demonstrations by Pelletier’s Karate Academy starting at 12:15 p.m. and by the Maine Red Claws at 2 p.m. Health seminars will be held throughout the event.

Health Care Heroes awards will be presented at 3 p.m., with a networking reception at 3:45 p.m.

Attendees will receive a free gift bag and will be entered to win door prizes, including a giveaway for an overnight vacation package by North American Traveler.

For more information or to register, visit healthexpomaine.com.

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