Monday, September 17, 2012

Fauquier Hospital Will Hold Wellness Fair September 29

Fauquier Health will offer dozens of health screenings and informational opportunities at the Family Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 29, at Fauquier Hospital between 9 a.m. and noon. The Fair is one way that Fauquier Hospital encourages residents in our community to take charge of their health.

Screenings and demonstrations will include:

• Cholesterol screenings

• Blood Glucose screening (Fasting is not necessary.)

• Prostate Cancer screenings

• Breast Exams

• Bone Density screenings

• Blood pressure and pulse checks

• BMI evaluation

• Height and weight checks

• Strength and flexibility screenings

• Pediatric developmental screenings

• Healthy snack samples

• Asthma educational games

• Hand-washing demonstrations

• Information booths

• Eye exams by the Lions Club vision van

• Healthy eating for kids demo

The Diabetes Expo will be held in the Hospital’s Bistro on the Hill, and will feature:

• Door prizes and free samples

• Chair massage, stress management and Reiki therapy

• Vendors’ booths with blood glucose meters, insulin pumps and educational materials

• Fitness demonstrations on the Bistro’s patio

• Q & A with health professionals who specialize in working with diabetes patients
• Used sharps (needles, lancets, etc.) will be collected at the Fauquier Hospital Bistro entrance (No unused medications, businesses or physician offices, please.)

Please bring your nonperishable and canned goods to benefit our local community food bank. For the latest health fair details, visit

The Family Wellness Fair is sponsored by BB&T and The Fauquier Bank.

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