We are all looking for better ways to take care of ourselves and be the healthiest we can be. By attending the Health, Wellness and Community Expo on November 1, you will be able to see many exhibits sharing a plethora of information to help you achieve your goal.

The expo will be held on the same day as the 14th Annual 5K Bear Run/Walk, the 6th Annual Student Turkey Trot/Walk, and Mayor Bob Stefanik’s community breakfast. There is still time to sign up for the 5K Bear Run/Walk. Please see the ad on page 25 for details. Beginning at 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., a free pancake and sausage breakfast will be served by the Mayor Bob Stefanik and council members. At 8:30 a.m. the Student Turkey Trot begins, and the 5K Bear Run/Walk steps off at 9 a.m., along with the Silver Sneakers and YMCA Fun Walk. More than 60 exhibitors will be sharing information and be on hand to answer questions from 9 a.m. to noon.

“In partnership with the North Royalton Schools, the Health Expo has become one of our premier annual events. This is a great event for your entire family and admission is free,” said Stefanik.

Health screenings will be provided by many area agencies. University Hospitals Parma Medical Center will be offering Flu ($30 fee) and Pneumonia ($85 fee) vaccinations. Residents are asked to consult with your primary care physician before getting vaccinated. Please bring your insurance cards with you. Other screenings that may be offered include cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, bone density, body fat/BMI, cardiac assessments, sports injury and balance, chair yoga, chiropractic, nutrition, to name a few.

“The North Royalton City School District is once again proud to help co-sponsor a Health and Wellness Expo at North Royalton High School. This expo is a way for both school employees, city workers and the entire community to come together to get information, hear from local health care providers and vendors about products and services that are available locally. This annual event has become something that many people look forward to participating in,” said Jim Presot, Assistant School Superintendent.

Island Jeff’s Steel Drum Show featuring Jeff Cavallo will perform live throughout the morning. Cavallo will also serve as announcer. “I am looking forward to being a small part of the great service Sports Rehab is providing to the North Royalton community,” said Cavallo.

From 10 – 11 a.m., Ronald McDonald will be available for a “Meet ’n Greet.” North Royalton Dance Academy & Beyond Words Music will take the stage from 10-10:30 a.m. Also, a K-9 demonstration, courtesy of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, will take place from 10:30- 11 a.m. Other highlights of the event include a robot demonstration by the Southwest Enforcement Bureau, and a distracted driving simulation by the Ohio Dept. of Transportation.

Donations of non-perishable items will be accepted to benefit the North Royalton Food Bank. The U. S. Marine Corps will be collecting toys for their Toys for Tots program. The U. S. Veterans Administration will share their Outreach Program.

The City of North Royalton, North Royalton City School District and Sports Rehabilitation Consultants have worked together for years to offer this expo to the residents of North Royalton and visitors from surrounding areas. The event has grown over the years, offering more and more events, year after year.

“The North Royalton Health Expo is a great opportunity for people of all ages to come together to learn about healthy lifestyles and choices. There will be exhibits relating to so many different facets of health, covering such topics as distracted driving, public safety tips as well as a variety of healthcare providers performing screenings and offering services. The Health Expo seems to grow and improve every year,” said Safety Director Bruce Campbell.
The Health, Wellness and Community Expo is a free event. There will be door prizes and grand raffle drawings taking place from 11:30 – noon. To learn more about the Expo, visit www.nroyalton.org.