UMES hosts Health and Wellness Festival
PRINCESS 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.
free wellness event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center
ballroom on campus.
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.
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.
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.
410-651-6385 for more information.
Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580.