APRIL 14, 2015
By Catrina Vargo
Louisa, KY — Sunny skies and the first day without rain in a week, helped to bring in one of largest crowds ever to the 2015 Health and Wellness Expo held Saturday, April 11 at the Lawrence County Community Center.
Many vendors were set up providing a wide variety of information concerning health, wellness, safety, nutrition, insurance, and much more. Free screenings and blood pressure readings were available and many samples were handed out.
Vendors and sponsors included Community Hospice, Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa Preferred Fitness, Lawrence County Health Department, Kentucky Homeplace, and many more.
The Lawrence County Extension Office offered a healthy frozen fruit treat and Food City also had healthy goodies on hand. 4-H sponsored a 5-K Run, and students of the LCHS Choir sang.
Yoga instructor, Deborah Pennington was present with participants who told their stories of how yoga has helped them, including Tina Jackson who does the exercise from a wheelchair. She said it has improved her quality of life. Another lady, Julie, shared her experience of how much yoga helped her after having surgery for a brain tumor and later a serious car accident.
About exercise, Pennington said “Find what you can do and what you like to do. It’s about being healthy, not about taking prescriptions everyday.”
Folks had the opportunity to ask health professionals questions and get advice.
Carolyn McGinn, with the Lawrence County Health Department said “The Health Action Team appreciates all the vendors sharing information, the gifts, and promoting better health for the community.”
For more information on health and wellness issues, contact the Lawrence County Health Department at 606-638-4389.