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Wellness fair Saturday at Silver Stage High School

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

The Silver Stage Task Force’s seventh annual Wellness Fair will take place at Silver Stage High School in Silver Springs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will feature more than 80 booths. Organizer Cara Childs stressed that the fair is open to anyone of any age, and hopes people from all over the Lyon County area will attend.

This rural fair is designed to help residents shop around for the best information on health and wellness. The free annual event promotes the full spectrum of wellness, from good nutrition, gardening, and fitness to preventative health care and treatment to volunteer, arts and educational opportunities.

This year, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Rural Health and the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System, the task force has invited many groups that will be of special interest to veterans, enlisted, reserve and their families.

In addition, Community Health Nurses from Lyon County and Carson City Health and Human Services will offer free immunizations funded through the Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition.

The fair also offers dozens of other free services, samples and door prizes, including an “Ask a Doctor” service with Dr. Bret Bellard of Eastern Sierra Medical Group, a safe prescription drug disposal service hosted by Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, vision screening, body mass index testing, rapid HIV testing by Northern Nevada HOPES, samples of nutritious lunch menu items by Aramark, and free children’s books.

Returning this year is the fitness relay. The fitness relay, organized by Silver Stage High nurse Donna Ray, will include stations such as dance, Frisbee golf, hula hoop, soccer, and jumping jacks.

For more information, contact organizer Cara Childs at 775-315-2990. Silver Stage Task Force is a partner of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey, a private nonprofit.