Letter to The Editor: The 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair

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.

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Astor Early Childhood Program with Legislator Amparo Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Astor Early Childhood Program with Legislator Amparo
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

C.O.LO.R.S with Legislator Amparo Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

C.O.LO.R.S with Legislator Amparo
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

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.

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

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.

Brown Chiropractic checking blood pressure. Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Brown Chiropractic checking blood pressure.
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

Mayor Matt Alexander with Legislator Amparo Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Mayor Matt Alexander with Legislator Amparo
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

 

Legislator Amparo speaking at the 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair on June 7, 2014. Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

Legislator Amparo speaking at The 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair on June 7, 2014.
Photo Credit: Travis Jones, Fortune Visuals

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.

 

Francena Amparo

Dutchess County Legislator

Dist. 14

 

 

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