Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for the annual RVNA Health & Wellness Fair. It’s the perfect opportunity to take stock of personal health, learn something new, and get a fresh start for the season. The event, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School in downtown Ridgefield, boasts over 90 exhibitors and has something for everyone in the family.

From health practitioners offering free screenings and valuable information to wellness professionals and community groups providing fun activities and demonstrations, attendees are sure to have their health examined, questions answered, and interest piqued.

The event brings together RVNA’s clinicians with other local experts in traditional medicine, alternative therapies, and integrative health.  

It is made possible through the generous donations of sponsors, including BMW of Ridgefield, Maplewood Senior Living, and Boehringer Ingelheim, among others.

Free onsite screenings include vision and hearing exams, a mini mental health evaluation, and blood pressure, carotid artery, and lung function testing. Concerned about sun exposure? Come for a free skin cancer screening. Looking to improve running performance – how about a gait analysis or foot exam? Have a burning health question? Just “Ask the Expert.” There will be audiologists, dermatologists, doctors, doulas, orthopedists, podiatrists, and RVNA’s own registered dietitian, Meg Whitbeck, onsite to answer questions and offer expertise.

The event will also a chair massage, education about dry needle acupuncture, an exploration of meditation and stress relief treatments, or time with a pet therapy dog.  

The RVNA Health & Wellness Fair is free, open to the public, and no appointments are necessary. Ample parking is available at East Ridge Middle School, and additional parking is available St. Andrew’s Church (6 Ivy Hill Road), Winter Garden Ice Arena (111 Prospect Ridge), RVNA (27 Governor Street), Boys & Girls Club (41 Governor Street) and Veterans Park Elementary School (8 Governor Street). Complimentary shuttle service will be provided by Ridgefield Crossings and Riva’s Rides. For more information, call 203-438-5555 or visit ridgefieldvna.org for a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors.