April 2013
Come to the Commuity Health & Wellness Fair on April 25

Mercy Hospital and Moose Lake School's AGE to age Program are partnering to bring together a fabulous potpourri of local services, organizations and businesses at the Community Connection Health & Wellness Fair. This free event for community members of all ages will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Gymnasium at Moose Lake Public Schools.


“In honor of Mercy’s 50th Anniversary, we are very excited to cosponsor this event with Moose Lake Public Schools,” said Jason Douglas, Mercy CEO. “This community event will showcase the wide array of health and wellness resources that are available right here, close to home. We hope the entire community will take some time to check it out. It will have something for everyone.”


To mention just a few, you’ll find local jam for sale under the Farmer’s Market tent, walk through Essentia’s Virtual Colon display, get information on the school’s new daycare, watch a Kickboxing demonstration, get a chair massage, learn how to download books on your Nook or Kindle, get your blood pressure checked, enjoy a knitting lesson, sign up for the Moose Run, learn about 4-H, get pointers from professional body builder, Christyna May, buy plants from Young’s Greenhouse, master the art of installing the car seat, view Kathy’s Quilt Display, find out about our Early Childhood Family Education program, visit with members from the Moose Lake Historical Society, Mercy Hospital’s Body Mass Index (BMI) screens, blood pressure checks, hand washing station, not to mention a number of interactive displays on nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy and more!


In addition, special presentations are also scheduled.

Concussions: What You Need to Know will be presented at 2 p.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. by Mercy physcial therapists Jonas Kyllonen, DPT, and Emily Butler, DPT.


Improving Balance/Falls Prevention will be presented at 3 p.m. by Mercy physcial therapist Bruce Hauger, DPT.


“We are thrilled to provide our students and staff this opportunity to connect with community members, local businesses and organizations,” said Robert Indihar, Moose Lake School Superintendent, “It’s going to be a fabulous event and we hope to pack the gym!”



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