RVNAhealth is proud to host the 48th Annual RVNAhealth Wellness Fair for preventative screenings on Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the East Ridge Middle School, at 10 East Ridge Road, in Ridgefield, CT. This event is free and open to the public and is designed to encourage preventative health and wellness for individuals of all ages.
Free Screenings and Expertise from Head to Toe
At the Wellness Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to receive a range of preventative health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, anemia and glucose tests, as well as skin cancer screenings, hearing exams, podiatry screenings and carotid artery scans. You’ll receive detailed test results that you can take with you – no fee, no appointment, and no insurance card needed! In addition to these screenings, we will offer Covid-19 boosters for ages 12 and up and educational resources and information on healthy habits and lifestyle choices that can help prevent health problems. Wheel it Forward will also be on site collecting donations of lightly used durable medical equipment.
The event brings together RVNAhealth’s clinicians with other local experts in a variety of fields. It is made possible through the generous donations of sponsors, including BMW of Ridgefield, Brookdale Place, Bethel Health Care + Village Crest for Health and Rehabilitation, Homecare HomeBase, Ridgefield Crossings, Ridgefield Glass, The Vascular Experts and The Greens at Cannondale + Wilton Meadows. All attendees will be entered into a raffle for a gift basket generously provided by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa.
RVNAhealth Educational Resources
RVNAhealth will have physical therapists from the RVNAhealth Rehabilitation & Wellness Center who will provide balance testing, grip strength screenings and exercise tips to keep you rock steady. RVNAhealth’s own registered dietitian, Monica Marcello, will be onsite to answer questions and offer expertise.
RVNAhealth StayingWELL Services, which offers non-medical homecare services, and RVNAhealth Palliative and Hospice Services will all be on hand to provide information on services available to families and their loved ones who need help at home or are facing life-limiting illness.
RVNAhealth will also be accepting donations of healthy, non-perishable food items for its Food Pantry, which helps provide food for its homebound and low-income patients in need.
“Health screenings, which are known to prevent disease, have taken a hit over the past three years with the pandemic,” says Laura Shulman Cordeira, Director of Community Health, and Wellness at RVNAhealth. “Individuals from all walks of life continue to fall behind on these screenings. Here at RVNAhealth, we want to encourage and provide access to these services and remove any barriers – that’s why RVNAhealth has continued to offer this free annual event for nearly half a century. The Wellness Fair is not only an enjoyable day, but also a great opportunity for our community members to get their health back on track and get connected to services that further their wellbeing.”
RVNAhealth has been caring for the community for over 100 years, and the Wellness Fair has been an important part of our history. We’re proud to be able to bring these dedicated professionals together in one place and encourage everyone to take advantage of what the day has to offer.
And it’s all Free!
The RVNAhealth Wellness Fair is free, open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. It is an excellent opportunity to prioritize your health and wellbeing. Preventative health screenings can help detect potential health problems early, leading to better health outcomes and cost savings by avoiding more extensive medical intervention. Additionally, the Wellness Fair will provide a chance to connect with others in the community who are also focused on maintaining good health.
We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about preventative health and wellness. Ample parking is available onsite at East Ridge Middle School (10 East Ridge Road), with additional parking available at St. Andrew’s Church (6 Ivy Hill Road). For more information, call 203-438-5555 or visit rvnahealth.org for a complete list updated of exhibitors and sponsors.