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Senior Health and Wellness Fair

Apr 18, 2017

Gaston County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that the Annual Health & Fitness Day will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at the Gaston County Senior Center in Dallas from 10:00AM – 12:00 PM.  The fun walk will begin at 9:00am so please encourage seniors to come out and participate in the walk. You are also invited to join in on the 1 mile fun walk.  Everyone that participates will receive a free t-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tennis shoes.  We are focusing this year on Summer Fitness & Health. 

We need your assistance in making our senior adults aware of all the other fun health and fitness opportunities available for them in our area.  Whether it is health screenings, exercise programs, information on nutrition, medication, or any services that will benefit our senior adults, we want you to be present at the Senior Health & Wellness Fair.  We would like this event to allow our senior adults to have access to information regarding “Summer Fitness & Health.  This year’s theme will be a BEACH THEME!  We will award vendors with the Best Overall Booth, Most Colorful, and Most Creative.  We want the participants to have more opportunity to visit with you guys and talk individually about how their needs could be met.

It is hard to believe all that is offered in Gaston County and our seniors just do not know about the services.  Our program plans include health screenings, educational booths, demonstrations, healthy snacks, fun activities/games, and lots of free give-a-way items.  We are expecting over 250 senior adults to participate in this year’s event.  It is our hope that the community will participate and promote the trend of active living and healthy lifestyles that reflects today’s senior population.   We are going to serve frozen yogurt with fresh fruit toppings. 

To ensure your participation in this year’s event, please complete the 2017 Health Wellness Fair Exhibitor Application and return it on or before May 26th, 2017.  The department has had many requests from new exhibitors who did not participate in last year’s event and we want to ensure that our faithful supporters are given the first opportunity for participation.  We are also requesting that exhibitors be specific on which screenings and tests that they will be performing, so we will not have any duplication.  We will provide one table and the amount of chairs requested by each supporter, so just note the number on the form.  Electricity is available if needed as well.

I hope your organization will be able to participate in the Annual Gaston County Senior Center’s Health & Wellness Fair.   This is a great opportunity to showcase services and programs that are offered by businesses, organizations and councils in this area for senior adults.  Thank you for your time and I hope you will choose to be a part of our program in what promises to be a fun and informative day for our area’s senior population!  If you have any questions, please give me a call.


Ellen Fenters
Senior Center Administrator