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Mercy College Hosts First Health & Wellness Expo

Mercy College will host its first Heatlth & Wellness Expo Saturday at the Dobbs Ferry campus.
Mercy College will host its first Heatlth & Wellness Expo Saturday at the Dobbs Ferry campus. Photo Credit: Mercy College

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Mercy College’s School of Health and Natural Sciences will host the first-annual Mercy College Health & Wellness Expo on the Dobbs Ferry campus Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

“We welcome our neighbors and members of the college community to spend the day learning from experts about personal health," said Dr. Joan Toglia, Mercy's Health & Wellness Expo Chair and interim dean of School of Health and Natural Sciences.

“The Expo is another way for Mercy College to give back to the Rivertowns and surrounding areas, as well as an opportunity for us share some of the exciting news and health research coming out of our School of Health and Natural Sciences.”

The Expo, which is free and open to the public, is designed for all ages and offers health screenings, advice from experts, interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops.

The Expo will focus on three main themes: Fitness, Exercise & Health; Management of Special Needs or Chronic Conditions; and Health Profession Careers.

Participating sponsors and presenters include United Healthcare, TD Bank, Academic Federal Credit Union, Pilates and More Studio, YogaWorks and Whole Foods, among others.

For a complete schedule of presenters and activities, visit the Expo website.

Sample activities and events include: •  Free health screenings for blood pressure, hearing, speech and language, vision, diabetes and more •  iPad apps for health and productivity, children with special needs and fine motor development •  Free Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and Conditioning classes •  Senior fitness, home safety modifications and fall prevention •  For kids: Marvels of the human body, face painting, contests and more •  Keynote talk by Emmy Award-nominated TV journalist and award-winning speaker Shannon White, author of The Invisible Conversations with Your Aging Parents and How was School Today? Fine. •  Navigating the special education process •  Animal Experiences: Meet small and fluffy animals and learn tips for pet care

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