Hammond Community Advisory Panel To Host Health And Wellness Fairs

February 28, 2013

The Hammond Community Advisory Panel, in effort to help create a healthier Hammond, will host three Health and Wellness Fairs this spring. Each fair will feature a distinct lifestyle focus: Physical Exercise, Healthy Eating, and Community Gardening. The first event is scheduled to take place at Harding Elementary School on Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Health and Wellness Fairs are free and open to the public. Each event will showcase local businesses, civic groups, and agencies that promote healthy eating, physical exercise, and other activities that promote the quality of health for children and adults.

A licensed nutritionist will be present at each of the events. In addition, students from Purdue Calumet will be conducting presentations on nutrition and diabetes at each fair. Licensed representatives from Franciscan Alliance Group will be onsite to provide blood pressure testing and glucose screenings, free of charge. All attendees may enter to win raffle prizes donated by sponsors.

“Our mission is to provide an event that is accessible to all ages, because we are teaching lifestyle lessons for the entire family,” stated Art Russell, Hammond Community Advisory Panel member and Director of Community Lending at Centier Bank. “We are offering student activities at these fairs so that parents will bring their children along to see healthy role models in action.”

Additional Health and Wellness Fairs will take place:

  • Morton Elementary School – Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Healthy Eating
  • Morton High School – Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Community Gardening

About Centier Bank’s Hammond Community Advisory Panel

Established in 2012, the Hammond Community Advisory Panel is comprised of business and community leaders who have dedicated their lives to improving the economy, quality of life, education, and overall progress of the Hammond community. Centier Bank developed the panel in part to aid in Hammond’s consolidated plan and analysis of impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The seven-member panel is comprised of community leaders who have made a distinct impression on the citizens of Hammond.

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