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Grundy County Wellness fair set for January 9

December 20, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin or renew a commitment to make healthy lifestyle changes. The annual Grundy County Wellness Fair gives area residents the convenience of 'one-stop shopping' for health screenings and access to a variety of health and safety information. New to the 2016 event is the Pink Nose, Warm Toes 5K/1K.

The 2016 Wellness Fair will take place at Grundy County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 9, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. In addition to low-cost blood screenings, there will be free blood pressure checks, free hearing screening and exhibits and demonstrations from area organizations that focus on health and wellness.

A free healthy breakfast will be available in the hospital's East J Caf, sponsored by the Grundy County Farm Bureau.

The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m., while the family and individual 1K will not be timed and begins at 8:45 a.m. Registration for the 5K is available on the hospital's website, Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Community Health Grants sponsored by the hospital Foundation. There is no fee for taking part in the 1K walk/run.

"Cold weather makes it challenging for people to get the regular physical activity they need to maintain good health. The new 5K and 1K events are aimed encouraging outdoor activity in the winter months. We'll have a prize drawing for individuals, groups, and families who register and walk the 1K," says Andrew Peters, Wellness Committee member and director of the Grundy Family YMCA.

For more information on the Grundy County Wellness Fair, contact Crystal Petersen at Grundy County Memorial Hospital, 319-824-5421 or Peters at 825-6210. More details are available at



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