Although January is the usual time for making new resolutions, spring is also a time of renewal. When we realize that shorts and bathing suit weather will be quickly upon us, we all tend to focus on eating better and exercising. This May is the perfect opportunity to get in better health by attending one of the many community health events offered this month. Dedicate some time to your health and well-being.
The Chester Senior Center Health Fair will be held on Friday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chester Senior Center in Chester. There will be many vendors offering important health information as well as demonstrating fitness programs like chair exercise. Registration is required. Call 610-497-3550 for more information.
On Saturday, May 17, you can receive free health and exercise tips as well as free health screenings at Doylestown Hospital's Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens in Doylestown. The hospital's health experts will be on hand to answer any of your questions. Feel free to also bring the kids for a teddy bear clinic and other fun activities like face painting and arts and crafts. A babysitting session will be offered if you want to tour the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens.
Also on May 17 at the Springfield Country Club, the Annual Crozer-Keystone Women's Health Symposium will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This Springfield event is focused on women's health and will include a continental breakfast, health fair and free gifts and raffles. Although a free event, registration is required. Please call 610-284-8158 to make your reservation.
In Doylestown, the American Cancer Society is sponsoring its "Look Good, Feel Better" program Tuesday, May 20 at The Cancer Institute of Doylestown Hospital. From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., women who are going through radiation or chemotherapy will be shown helpful makeover and nail care techniques as well as other advice to help them feel better during treatment.
Don't take chances with your skin. If you haven't had a skin cancer screening in a while, get one for free on Wednesday, May 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills, PA.
Food allergies affect so many of us today that it is important to be up-to-date on how to stay healthy while on a restricted diet. To help those suffering from a gluten allergy, the Philadelphia Gastroenterology Group is offering Gluten Free Diet: A Reality Check on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the West Deptford Public Library in West Deptford, NJ. Dr. Noel Martins of the Philadelphia Gastroenterology Group will discuss the latest findings on gluten and diet. He will also talk about the fact that taking gluten out of your diet can have a negative impact on your health if you are not getting the right nutrients your body needs. This is a not to be missed event if you or a loved one has a gluten allergy.
Running from Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1, the Sports & Education Expo is the perfect event for children and young adults involved in sports. Come check out all the sports and health exhibits and activities at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The expo will also include a college planning fair as well as a special "Patriot Basecamp" for active military and veterans. On Saturday, the activities will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. while on Sunday, the festivities start at 11 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. Children under 12 are free.