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April 17: UMES' Health and Wellness Festival

  • Monday, March 25, 2013

    UMES hosts Health and Wellness Festival

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 15, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts its 15th annual Health and Wellness Festival, April 17 as part of a week-long celebration of Dr. Juliette B. Bell's installation as president. 

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

    Committee co-chair Janet Mutschler said this year's festival is being held in honor of Bell's late parents, Patsy and Willie Ball. 

    "The president would like to express the importance of early health screenings, health information and access to health care for all members of the community," said Mutschler, director of clinical education for UMES' Department of Physical Therapy. 

    "Over 70 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 co-chair and director of the university's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Program. 

    Free screenings in the past have included blood pressure, blood glucose, fitness, body composition (BMI), 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.