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Free Wellness Expo Offers Activities for All Ages

This Saturday, February 16 from 9am-1pm the Logan County Department of Public Health, Lincoln Park District, and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital invite the public to the free Wellness Expo in the field house at the Lincoln Park District. In 2018, over 650 attended this popular event.

A wide variety of activities will be available for the community providing much needed entertainment and a reason to get out of the house during this cold winter weather.

Parents will be happy to let the kids run off some steam at the inflatable obstacle course and bouncy house available for free to kids of all ages. The Expo also offers a children’s cooking activity at 10:30am and 11:30am. The activity is being provided by students of the Lincoln Community High School culinary arts program.

Adults will also have an opportunity to learn a quick and easy recipe from Heather Cosby, owner of Flossie’s and Delzena’s Gourmet Grind & Gifts. Demonstrations will be held at 10am, 11am and 12pm.

Over 70 vendors will be providing information about their services. An “Expo Trivia” activity will encourage guests to visit several booths and once completed, the trivia sheet will enter them to win door prizes which will be drawn at 12:45pm.

A variety of free screenings will be available throughout the day including pulse oximeter readings, lipid profiles, blood sugar, bone density and more.

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center will have its Bloodmobile on-site for those interested in donating blood from 10am-12:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome.

Recycling opportunities will be on-site for expired/unwanted medications with the Lincoln Police Department. Plastic bags, eyeglasses, cellphones, hearing aids, printer cartridges and soda tabs will also be collected for recycling at the event.

Peggy’s Place will be on hand for individuals who would like to purchase lunch at the event. For mothers wishing to nurse in private, a lactation room will be available to all breastfeeding mothers.

If you would like information about the Wellness Expo, contact Salena Matson at the Logan County Department of Public Health at 217-735-2317 ext. 235 for more information or LIKE “Wellness Expo Logan County” on Facebook.

 

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