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Free Community Festival and Health & Wellness Fair at Masonicare June 8!

May 21, 2013


Wallingford, CT, May 21, 2013……… The community is cordially invited to attend the annual Grand Masters Day at Masonicare in Wallingford, which will be held this year on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Masonicare campus just off Route 150 in Wallingford.

 As always, the free community festival will feature a wide variety of exciting activities for adults and children of all ages.  The lively and colorful parade will kick off at 10:30 am, featuring U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, Yalesville Ancient File & Drum Corps, and more.  The 14-piece Tuxedo Junction swing band for music and dancing will play from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, and free children’s rides and games, horse and carriage rides, summertime food and more will be available throughout the day.           

This year, Masonicare will again host a free Community Health & Wellness Fair that day.  The Health Fair program will be held in the Medical Office Building from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Complimentary blood pressure, body mass index, podiatry and audiology screenings will be available, and informative presentations by Masonicare physicians, therapists and technology professionals will explore a variety of timely health and wellness topics: 

Health & Wellness Presentations

 11 a.m.        Truths & Myths about Memory Loss:  Dr. Ronald Schwartz
                        Geriatrician and Masonicare Health Center’s Medical Director

 11:45 a.m.     Diabetes:  What You Need to Know:   Dr. Steven Angelo
                          VP of Medical Affairs, Masonicare

12:30 p.m.    Weekend Warriors & Sports Injuries: Christopher Lathrop, OTD, OTR
                          Director of Rehabilitation Services, Masonicare Health Center

1:00 p.m.       How to Read Food Labels:  Jenny Starr, RD
                          Clinical Dietitian Manager, Masonicare Health Center

 1:30 p.m.     The Latest and Greatest in Smart Phones, Tablets & PCs:  Mike Nichols, CIO
                         VP for Information Systems, Masonicare

Informative demonstrations will also be available, including one that will explain how keeping patient medical records electronically is the wave of the future in healthcare.

            As an added bonus, every person who visits the Health & Wellness Fair will receive free gifts and a coupon for a complimentary lunch under the main tent.  Attendees can also enter a raffle to win a free Stop & Shop gift card.

            Free parking and continuous free shuttle bus service will be available from the Oakdale Theatre (sign says “Toyota Presents Oakdale”) on South Turnpike Road.  For additional information, please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997.
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