Community Health & Wellness Expo set to inspire heathy lifestyles

By Joanne Bailey-Boorsma


The almost week of warm, spring-like weather had about everyone trying to take advantage of the outdoors whether it be hitting a few balls at the golf course or just walking around the neighborhood.


So with spring on the mind, it is only fitting that the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department announce the second annual Community Health & Wellness Expo is set for Saturday, March 4 at the Wyoming Senior Center, 2380 DeHoop Ave. SW. The event, which is from 1 – 3 p.m., is designed to provide inspiration on how to get active and eat smart.


“We had a good showing from our first event,” said Val Mester, recreation planner of Wyoming Parks and Recreation. “We saw that those businesses who participated were able to network not only with the public but also with each other as well.”


While at the Wyoming Senior Center, the expo programs are not just for seniors but include things for children, adults, and families, Mester said. A variety of local businesses, clubs and organizations will host tables and hand out samples and other great goodies. The first 50 adults through the door will receive a special gift.


Just like last year, there will be demonstrations of several programs including line dancing, yoga, and kickboxing. Healthy snacks will be handed out and those who attend will receive tickets for a raffle.


“It is all designed to encourage people in the community to try new things,” Mester said, adding that the expo will also encourage residents to continue to get outside and exercise.


For more information about the Community Health & Wellness Expo or for other upcoming Parks and Recreation Department activities, contact the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department at 530-3164 or visit