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posted Friday, October 17 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 42
HealthFest offers health and wellness options for individuals and their families
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HealthFest offers health and wellness options for individuals and their families

The first ever HealthFest at Seattle Center offers a broad range of free information and services for individuals and their families to help them achieve healthier lives, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, in Seattle Center Armory.

The two-day resource fair welcomes the whole community to connect with local health, human, and social service providers - over 40 exhibitors and presenters in all. HealthFest offers free flu shots, health screenings and emergency preparedness tips. Participants may find help in navigating health insurance, collect valuable nutritional and fitness ideas, and join in discussions on health and wellness.

HealthFest Highlights
· Group Visits, presented hourly on health topics like contraception, gastritis, skin care, back and neck pain and what the Affordable Healthcare Act means to individuals and families.

· Seminars that empower individuals to develop more mindful eating patterns such as preparation of unfamiliar local winter vegetables, health impacts of processed foods, and tips on deciphering food labeling.

· Free, professional one-on-one financial education and referrals to help people improve their financial stability and achieve their life goals.

· Information about basic food programs, energy assistance and utility discounts, and free/low cost medical benefits in Seattle and King County.

· Assistance with mental health resources, diagnosis, and support in the area.

· Health screenings for hearing, cholesterol, glucose, weight, and blood pressure.

· An opportunity to register for Optimizing PTSD Treats, a clinical trial offering no-cost, state-of-the-art psychotherapy to all study participants.

HealthFest Exhibitors and Presenters
AbbVie, American Red Cross, Amerigroup, Antioch Community Counseling & Psychology Clinic, Cancer Lifeline, Community Health Plan of Washington, Consejo Counseling, Country Doctor, Denise Louie Education Center, Group Health Family Medicine Residency, Group Health Neighborhood Health Link, HealthPoint, Hearing Specialty Center, International Community Health Services, King County 2-1-1, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Molina Healthcare, NAMI, Neighborcare Health, Neighborhood House, Premera Blue Cross, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Real Change News, Saint Vincent de Paul, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle City Light, Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Public Library, Seattle Public Utilities, Senior Services, UW Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress, UW Medicine, UW School of Public Health Nutritional Sciences, Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Valley Cities Counseling, Virginia Mason, and Within Reach.

HealthFest is presented in parallel with Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical® offering a broad range of free medical, dental and vision clinic to anyone in need, October 23-26, at KeyArena. More information on HealthFest, as well as the Seattle/King County Clinic, is available at www.seattlecenter.org or by calling 206-684-7200.

About HealthFest at Seattle Center
HealthFest, Octobert 25-26, offers FREE information and resources for individuals and their families. Participants may connect with local health, human, and social service providers; receive help in navigating health insurance; collect valuable nutritional and fitness ideas; and participate in discussions on health and wellness topics. HealthFest sponsors include: AARP, Amerigroup, Coca-Cola, Community Health Plan of Washington, Group

Health, Molina Healthcare, Premera Blue Cross, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Seattle Center, Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, Seattle Parks & Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, Virginia Mason, and Washington Healthcare Access Alliance.

Courtesy of Seattle Center

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