Free Community Wellness Fair

Apr 7, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm

The VMH Wellness Center, located at 1130 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua, is excited to host this event, which looks to be an annual event that will educate the public on the great health resources that are available close to home, as well as offer free health screenings, free wellness center classes, and many raffle and door prizes!

Vernon Memorial Healthcare (VMH) will have experts available that specialize in nutrition, diabetes, heart disease, balance issues, depression, breast cancer support, as well as therapies that help patients who are going through these health issues.

VMH Physical Therapists will be onsite to complete shoe checks, where the therapist will have a brief discussion about walking and/or running habits, injury history, and goals.  A walking, flexibility, and foot mechanics check will also occur leading to the proper shoe fit recommendation.  This evaluation and recommendation is great for individuals that are looking to start a healthy walking plan, as well as those that may be training for a marathon. 

VMH Occupational Therapists will also be available to offer CarFit, car safety checks.  This is not a driving test, but rather a safety check on how the driver fits their vehicle.  Drivers will be evaluated on mirror and seat placement and will be given recommendations as to how their vehicle can be fit to better suit their needs, ensuring a safer and more comfortable vehicle for the driver.  

If individuals that utilize a Vernon Memorial Healthcare Pharmacy have questions regarding mediations they are currently taking, they are asked to bring their medications to the Community Wellness Fair to have a one on one consultation with a VMH Pharmacist.

Individuals can also ask questions regarding free prescription deliveries and learn more about VMH Pharmacies in their communities (Westby, La Farge, Soldiers Grove, and Viroqua).

Free blood pressure, hearing and vision screenings, and diabetic screenings will be available for all in attendance.  For those with concerns of balance issues, balance checks and consultations will also be available. 

The free VMH Community Wellness Fair will also be offering the chance to win raffle prizes and discounts will be available for those in attendance.  The VMH Wellness Center will be giving away a 60 minute massage, 12 weeks of group fitness classes, five 30 minute personal training sessions, 25% off all group fitness classes, and waived membership enrollment fees.

If individuals have been interested in joining a VMH Wellness Center class, but are unsure of what the class is like, there is an opportunity to trial classes for free for 20 minutes.  Classes and class times the day of the Community Wellness Fair are as follows:  9:30AM Bootcamp, 10:30AM TRX Total Body, 11:30AM Trim & Tone, 12:30PM Exercises for Seniors, and 1:30PM CrossFit.  Participants may drop in to any of the scheduled 20 minute trial classes the day of the event and can take advantage of the 25% discount if they sign up for the class that day!

Vernon Memorial Healthcare looks forward to holding this event annually and will also be asking for the public’s insight for plans for next year’s Community Wellness Fair.

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