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Community Health Needs Assessment

18th annual Women’s Wellness

Release Date: 04/13/2015

Inland Hospital's 18th annual World of Women's Wellness health fair brought more than 450 women together for a day of wellness, pampering, and learning on March 28, 2015 at Thomas College in Waterville. This year's World of Women's Wellness offered free health screenings, spa samples, wellness exhibits, and several fun, interactive demonstrations.
 
The popular event provided more than 1,700 free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, bone density, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, posture, skin analysis, and more. Dozens of local businesses and organizations united to bring the Central Maine community the premier wellness event of the year. This event continues to be a huge success thanks to the coordinated efforts of hundreds of Inland employees, community volunteers, and collaborating partners.
 
New this year, all attendees set an action step to make a change that can make a positive impact on their long-term health. An attendee noted, “I felt that this event inspired me to become more aware of my health and well-being. I need to take action now to prevent health risks.” Many of the women indicated the event motivated them to become more active, make better nutrition choices, improve their posture, and be more sun-safe.  Several were planning to follow up with their providers after the event.
 
On-stage interactive demonstrations offered participants opportunities to have fun while learning helpful, easy cooking tips by Hannaford Dietitian, Mary Lavanway and new ways to be active by Jazzercise Waterville and Inland RehabWorks. Hannaford generously served up a variety of delicious samplings throughout the day at their popular booth. The event was brought to a close with the beautiful sounds of the Over the River Ringers.