45th annual RVNA Health and Wellness Fair set for May 4

The RVNA Health and Wellness Fair is scheduled Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 2 at East Ridge Middle School.
The free event is open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. Ample parking is available at East Ridge, and additional parking is available at St. Andrew’s Church (6 Ivy Hill Road), Chef’s Warehouse (100 East Ridge Road), RVNA (27 Governor Street), Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield (41 Governor Street), and Veterans Park Elementary School (8 Governor Street). Complimentary shuttle service will be provided by Bethel Health Care and The Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield and attendees will be transported from their cars to the Health Fair and from the Health Fair to the Ridgefield Spring Stroll, if desired. 
For more information, call 203-438-5555 or visit ridgefieldvna.org for a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors.
The event is made possible through the donations of RVNA’s sponsors, including BMW of Ridgefield, Homecare Homebase, and Boehringer Ingelheim, among others.

RVNA has been in the business of health since 1914 when we were founded with a single nurse delivering care on foot to patients in Ridgefield. Today, RVNA offers a range of health services – in home, at RVNA, and in communities — across 28 towns in Connecticut to help people stay well through all stages and phases of life.

The annual Health & Wellness Fair is RVNA’s gift back to the community — where friends and neighbors can take stock of their health, speak with medical experts, and enjoy health-related activities and demonstrations. Or just have fun!

In addition to hosting the event, the RVNA team – including nurses from all RVNA services (in-home health, hospice, community and travel health), rehabilitative therapists, and staff from all areas -- will be in full force, offering screenings (cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure); balance testing and brain games; nutrition and health tips; plus more. (Hint: If you’re an RN, LPN, or CNA looking for work, this is also a great time to see the staff in action!)

Serious and fun

As always, the RVNA Health and Wellness Fair will feature a myriad of free health screenings, from foot exams to carotid artery; medicals experts to answer any and all questions; and community groups and wellness organizations offering information and activities. 2019 will also feature the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, hosting activities and fun for kids of all ages, as well as car seat checks conducted by the Ridgefield Police Department.

While the RVNA Health & Wellness Fair is always an enjoyable and enlightening day for the community, for some, it can be life changing.

“The intent of the health screenings,” said Theresa Santoro, President & CEO of RVNA, “is to give people a free, annual opportunity to assess areas of their health that may not have been checked in recent past or may have hidden issues. It is not uncommon for an attendee to discover a condition that requires additional attention. Our goal is to help people uncover and address any health issues sooner rather than later.”