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Health fair includes rescue demonstrations

A Community Health Fair was held at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland last week. Fair events were held inside and around the mall.

There was something for everyone regardless of age-everthing related to health, safety and wellness with fun learning activities for children. Attendees took advantage of free health screenings such as blood pressure, blood glucose, cardiac testing, and balance. Individuals also learned about Reiki treatments, Tai Chi, and Zumba.

Several exhibits booths were hosted by health and wellness groups in the Rutland area. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mountain Yoga, the Rtuland Asthma Clinic, Kids on the Move, the Rutland Police Department, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont, RSVP, the Rutland Free Clinic, and mutliple departments from the RRMC were in attendance.

Exhibits outside of the mall included the Rutland Town Fire Department's mock demonstration of a car crash response as well as a public display of the K-9 unit of the Vermont State Police Department.

Sponsors of the event included the RRMC, local newspapers, Comcast, Price Chopper, WCAX, Diamond Run, Rutland Police, Catamount Radio, RAVAH, the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department, the Vermont Department of Health and CCN.

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