EastView hosted the annual Addison County Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 16th. The Fair was held on the grounds of EastView’s Inn, with mountain views, the Alpine Garden, and the Terrace gardens providing a beautiful setting for the event. Well over a hundred people attended the Fair, despite temperatures that exceeded 90 degrees.
Vendors and participants included: Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Counseling Services of Addison County, Wilcox Pharmacy, Medicine Chest, Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, RAD – Innovations Adaptive Bikes, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, Ginger Lambert’s Backyard Bootcamp, Yoga with Ambika Gibbs, Chair massage by Amy Goeff, At Home Senior Care, Hospice Volunteer Services, RN Foot Care (Val Doria), and UVM/Porter Medical Center Express Care.
WPLB FM 103.7 & 97.9 Moose Radio broadcast live from EastView throughout the event. EastView’s nursing staff provided free blood pressure screenings at the Nurse’s Tent; there was a flu vaccination clinic provided by Wilcox Pharmacy; and there was a small job fair that enabled interested people to learn about job opportunities here at EastView. Residents enjoyed biking on adaptive bikes from Vermont Adaptive Bikes, thanks to the generosity of the family of the late EastView resident, Ellen Burke. Children enjoyed pony rides, face painting, and “Sudsy putty” molding soap from Vermont Soap, and Chris Prickett and Friends provided live music on the Terrace. Cabot Cheese and Sunrise Orchards generously donated healthy food for the event.
EastView extends a huge thanks to the many Resident volunteers, staff, and participants who worked together to make this event a success. We look forward to next year’s Addison County Health & Wellness Fair, which will be held at EastView in early May 2018.