Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) celebrated wellness at their free Peak Health Wellness Fair on Saturday October 17 with more than 45 vendors from various backgrounds and approximately 360 attendees. The event was free for the public and featured a wide range of vendors with interactive booths, health exams and giveaways.

 

“We were thrilled with the large community turnout,” Joy Iversen, Wellness Fair Coordinator shared, “It has been a few years since our last event, so we weren’t sure what to expect this year. It’s clear the fair provides an important resource for the community and we look forward to continuing to develop the event into something the community looks forward to each time.”

 

Some of the event highlights include SPMC’s Lab testing more than 120 people’s blood sugar levels onsite and giving vouchers to visit SPMC and receive free cholesterol testing to others, the SPMC booth with children’s bicycle helmets was able to give out 60 free helmets, more than 15 community members made appointments to become enrolled in insurance plans and the Red Cross accepted more than 20 pints of donated blood.

 

The Peak Health Wellness Fair was fun and educational for people of all ages. Children met Smokey the Bear, received free bicycle helmets, could view the inside of an ambulance, learned about the importance of hand washing and had the opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo staffed by the Elma High School FFA club where they learned how to ride their bikes safely.

 

Many community members were able to benefit from free health screenings including vision, blood pressure, chiropractic, blood sugar, cholesterol, reflexology as well as height and weight. SPMC is happy to organize the Peak Health Wellness Fair as a service to Grays Harbor County and hopes to make this event a tradition for the community. All those who attended the event and received a voucher for free lab services have until November 13, 2015 to use the voucher.

Top right: Sylvia James of SPMC using glitter to teach children the importance and procedures of proper hand washing. Bottom Right: Amy Thomason of Foothills Massage giving a fairgoer a free massage.  Bottom Left: A representative from Together Smoking Cessation informing a fairgoer about the effects of smoking on real pig lungs.
Top right: Sylvia James of SPMC using glitter to teach children the importance and procedures of proper hand washing.
Bottom Right: Amy Thomason of Foothills Massage giving a fairgoer a free massage.
Bottom Left: A representative from Together Smoking Cessation informing a fairgoer about the effects of smoking on real pig lungs.

SPMC would like to thank all vendors, volunteers and staff as well as the Elma, WA Boy Scouts LDS Troop 4058 who volunteered their time to set up and take down all tables, chairs and curtains.