Annual family wellness fair scheduled for Feb. 3


HAMDEN – “Let’s Move, Hamden! A Wellness Fair for Families” will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Dunbar Hill Elementary School, 315 Lane St.

The event is sponsored by the town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau, with support from Hamden’s Partnership for Young Children, Hamden Public Schools and over 20 community organizations and businesses with an emphasis on wellness.

These businesses include:  Pediatric Dentistry Associates, Access Health CT, QVHD, Community Health Network, Boys Advancing to Men, Whitsons School Nutrition, University of St, Joseph, PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Wells Fargo (Financial Health is important, too!), The Edge Fitness Clubs, Dance Unlimited, YMCA, Concussion Corps, Hamden Recreation Department, Hamden Police Department, Hamden Fire Department and Hamden CERT.

This year we will have a special guest, John Mele, who will speak with parents about how to speak to their young children about drugs and alcohol and how to notice signs of potential use, among other topics. A question and answer session will follow.  John has been a speaker at many area middle and high schools.

The overall focus will be on healthy living and will include many hands on activities. Information on nutrition, physical activity, safety and health practices will be offered and resources and giveaways will be available.

DJ Rachel will be spinning family friendly popular tunes and will be encouraging folks to participate in various group dances.  Interactive demonstrations and fun games will be an important part of this event. Fresh fruit and cheese and crackers will be served.

Everything is free of charge! What better way to spend a cold winter’s day with your children?  The fair is for all area families.

For additional information, visit our website, facebook/HamdenYouthServicesBureau or call 203- 777-2610 ext. 1120.

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