For the third year in a row, we were privileged to host and organize a Health and Wellness Fair and blood drive at Mesier Park in the Village of Wappingers Falls. This free and family friendly event was open to the public and was sponsored by our Village Mayor-Matt Alexander, Stop & Shop Supermarket, Walgreens, Beacon Dental, Ellen Smith from Take Shape for Life, the C.O.L.O.R.S. Foundation and Brown Chiropractic Associates.
Theme this year was self-esteem. Self-Esteem is used to describe a person’s overall sense of self-worth or personal value. Sometimes we look for validation from others when we feel unsure of ourselves and/or participate in dangerous activities to “feel good.” This year’s fair provided entertainment coupled with health and wellness related services and information. Our theme encompassed many ways to work on our self-esteem because we provided activities which interpret health in a wider way, in a way that makes people feel better about life and happier.
Good health is central to living well. Access to experts and information allows us to maintain good health and manage health-related conditions in the most effective manner. It’s also a great opportunity for local professionals, practitioners and businesses to show their support for our effort to promote good health.
As your legislator, I am committed to bringing health and wellness to Wappingers Falls and the Town of Wappinger. A special thanks to everyone, including Innercity Works, the Southern Dutchess NAACP, the C.O.L.O.R.S. Foundation, our volunteers and participants for their role in a successful health fair. It is greatly appreciated.
Dutchess County Legislator