Chamber’s Health & Wellness Fair returns this weekend

The Oak Park River Forest Chamber of Commerce will present the 7th Annual Neighborhood Wellness & Wellness Truthful hosted by Exercise Components Clubs (FFC) of Oak Park on April 23. Showcasing more than 80 regional provider companies and vendors, health screenings, things to do and additional. This function is free of charge to the community. It is open up to anyone in Oak Park, River Forest and all surrounding communities.

This will be the 3rd time in 7 a long time that the Chamber has hosted its Community Overall health & Wellness Honest at FFC. The downtown Oak Park area provides lots of area for suppliers, participating youngsters things to do, elevator accessibility and close by absolutely free parking (in the Holley Court docket Parking Garage specifically driving FFC).

When the objective of the fair has normally been to provide opportunities for community companies to function their services, an more aim for this year’s occasion is to broaden the event’s attain on a regional degree to the gain of bordering municipalities. The topic of giving entry to high quality overall health products and services as perfectly as instruction on wellness has resonated

This year’s reasonable will include things like a document range of free of charge overall health screenings and providers from contributors that include Rush Oak Park Healthcare facility, Riveredge Healthcare facility, West Suburban Healthcare Middle, the University of Illinois Cancer Center, B-Health and fitness, and numerous additional. It is predicted that guests will occur from bordering towns and villages like Chicago, Berwyn, Cicero, Forest Park, River Forest, Maywood, Elmwood Park, Broadview and extra.

“RUSH Oak Park Medical center is proud to as soon as again be the exceptional Presenting Sponsor for the 7th Oak Park River Forest Chamber’s Once-a-year Group Well being & Wellness Fair,” claims Caroline Heskett, application supervisor for the Workplace of Group Well being Equity & Engagement at Rush Oak Park Healthcare facility. “We glance ahead to this party every yr to link with the communities we serve and to present health training and screenings.” This yr Rush will be supplying the following screenings: blood tension, glucose, A1C, DEXA Scan and comprehensive cardiac screening. Medical doctors will also be on-web-site to demonstrate exam final results.

The good is the best location to come as a household, and get advantage of the open climbing wall, free of charge kid care and fun things to do all through the party. Neighborhood university districts have all dedicated to promoting the celebration and encouraging their people to take part. The Chamber is also working intently with the Townships in both of those Oak Park and River Forest to have interaction more mature grownups and to offer transportation to the event. “Battling isolation and staying element of an active neighborhood can usually be challenging for our senior community” reported Liz Holt, the Chamber’s Government Director. “We are fully commited to supplying prospects for everyone to sign up for us for the working day and just get pleasure from by themselves. And if you can strike a few to-do goods off your continue to be-healthy listing, properly then that is a reward!”

For the 1st time the occasion will also be partnering with Downtown Oak Park to provide each individual attendee a DTOP Passport that they can use after the function to get meals and drink specials at surrounding community eateries. Darien Marion Burton, the Chamber’s President, reported “It is element of our Chamber mission to work for the wellbeing of the whole small business local community, and this partnership is a best way of guiding our friends from the honest to keep in the surrounding space.”

“What I have been ready to witness more than the earlier two months has been practically nothing shorter of astonishing” explained B-Health’s Sam Yousif, also the chair of the Well being & Wellness Reasonable “A collective team of nearby and regional health and fitness care vendors, ranging from our biggest hospitals to unique therapists coming together to offer and showcase their methods to each our area and regional communities. These services will be complementary to the youngest and oldest between us and most importantly to those people who are underserved and those without having methods.”

Community customers who would like to show up at the reasonable are invited to pre-sign up for the occasion by visiting the Eventbrite web site. The No cost advance registration includes:

  • Admission to the 7th Once-a-year Group Wellness and Wellness Honest and prospect to interact and seek advice from with 80+ health and fitness & wellness companies
  • Complimentary screenings
  • Exciting relatives activities
  • Healthful snacks