Chiropractic Wellness Center hosts Newcastle Community Wellness Day

May 2, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy

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Chiropractic Wellness Center will host the first Newcastle Community Wellness Day on June 1.

The educational fair is aimed at empowering locals to take control of their fitness by providing a variety of fun activities geared toward health, safety, environmental and financial wellness.

“It’s a way that we can hopefully educate people to personally take responsibility for their health and actually being part of the solution,” said Dr. Melinda Maxwell of the Chiropractic Wellness Center.

The three hour event will feature programs about car and bicycle safety, internet safety, identity fraud protection, financial literacy, drug and alcohol awareness and senior services. Health screenings will also be available.

The event is free, but Maxwell hopes to raise $25,000 through vendors and sponsorships to support the Newcastle Weed Warriors and MOMentum, an organization that installs fitness equipment near playgrounds so that moms can work out while keeping a watchful eye on their kids.

“When I saw the first MOMentum installation, I was just amazed. What a great idea,” Maxwell said. “The kids are doing their thing and then the moms can be at like a world-class outdoor gym.”

The Bellevue Fire Department, Valley Medical Center and Apple Physical Therapy are just a few of the organizations that will attend, but the list is expected to continually expand through May.

Chiropractic Wellness Center is currently seeking volunteers to help with the event, but it has not been easy attracting people.

“We need volunteers for this and we’re not getting a big response, but that’s what everyone is experiencing,” said Lucie Pezzner, one of the event organizers. “I’m not exactly sure why that is because I think that Newcastle is filled with people that have the time and are eager to help.”

Maxwell and the Chiropractic Wellness Center were chosen from a variety of local clinics to host the first Community Wellness Day. It has been a lot of work to organize the event, but Maxwell said she believes it’s worth it to raise awareness of health issues.

“We have a huge issue in our country around people not knowing how to take care of themselves and I think that the majority of the solution lies in personal lifestyle,” she said.

 

If you go

  • Newcastle Community Wellness Day
  • 12-3 p.m. June 1
  • Lake Boren Park
  • 13058 S.E. 84th Way

On the web

Learn more about Newcastle Community Wellness Day at www.facebook.com/communitywellnessdaynewcastlewashington or follow the event on Twitter @CWD_Newcastle.

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