Families To Enjoy a Week of Fun, Healthy Activities at Be Well Utah

Families To Enjoy a Week of Fun, Healthy Activities at Be Well Utah

Sep 8, 2011 10:53 AM

SALT LAKE CITY  — Utah families will have an opportunity to participate in hundreds of healthy activities during Be Well Utah, a community health fair, September 6-10, 2011. Presented by University of Utah Health Care and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Be Well Utah will feature complimentary health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, and activities to encourage people to make healthy choices. Events will take place at various locations around the U of U campus and the surrounding community, culminating with a free family health fair on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Rice Eccles Stadium on the U of U campus. All activities are free.

The five-day event is the largest free health fair in the state and has something for everyone in the family, from kids to seniors. Following is list of some activities scheduled for the health week and the Saturday fair. For a complete list of Be Well Utah events, please visit www.healthcare.utah.edu/bewellutah, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeWellUtah, or call 801-587-6485.

Be Well Utah Schedule
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011
Family Night at Red Butte Garden Visitor Center, 4-6 p.m.
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
•    Free admission after 4:00 p.m.
•    Family hike through the Garden
•    Exhibits where families can explore mind, body, and safety
•    Unified Fire Authority Babysitter Training
•    PBS kid’ characters, courtesy of KUED

Friday, September 9, 2011
Senior Focus Event at Taylorsville Senior Center, 9-11:30 a.m.
4743 South Plymouth View Dr., Taylorsville
Event Details:
•    Presentations on vision care, nutrition, and healthy eating
•    Free vision screenings
•    Free blood sugar screenings

Saturday, September 10,2011
Run in Rhythm for AFib Awareness, 8-10 a.m.
Rice Eccles Stadium, University of Utah
Come join University of Utah Health Care’s CARMA (Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research & Management) Center in running or walking for AFib. AFib (Atrial Fibrillation) is a cardiac arrhythmia that affects more than four million Americans and causes 20 percent of all strokes.  Bring the entire family and join in this year’s theme of patients vs. doctors. Dress up in lab coats, patient gowns or as your favorite mad scientist for AFib. This 5K is FREE and the first 500 people to register will receive a free t-shirt. Register at www.runinrhythm.com

Walk & Wag for Wellness with Intermountain Therapy Animals, 8-10 a.m.
Fort Douglas, University of Utah
Did you know that walking with your best canine friend is a GREAT way to stay both healthy and happy? People with pets get more exercise, go to the doctor less often, and suffer less depression overall! Bring your family and your dog(s) to take a stroll with us through beautiful Fort Douglas on Saturday morning, September 10th, anytime between 8-10 a.m. Come and learn ways to have fun and stay healthy with your dog.

Be Well Utah Family Health Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rice Eccles Stadium, University of Utah
•    Cooking demonstrations, recipes and tips
•    Healthy snacks
•    Health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, bone density, dental, vision, atrial fibrillation, sleep apnea, carotid artery, and behavioral health
•    Medication disposal: Safely dispose of unused or outdated medications at the Pharmacy booth.
•    KUED Kid’s Corner with PBS Kids TV show characters
•    Ask a Doctor/Ask a Pharmacist

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Media Contacts

Kathy Wilets
Manager , Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 801-581-5717
Email: kathy.wilets@hsc.utah.edu

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