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Originally published in Castine Patriot, June 18, 2015 and Island Ad-Vantages, June 18, 2015 and The Weekly Packet, June 18, 2015
BHMH hosts Women’s Wellness Fair

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its fourth annual Women’s Wellness Fair at the Bay School in Blue Hill from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. Lead sponsors for this year’s “Get on Board with Women’s Wellness” event include Bar Harbor Bank and Trust and The Bay School. The event is free and open to the public, and will include activities and information for women of all ages.

“This event has become very important to our community,” Kelley Columber, community relations manager at the hospital, said in a news release. “We look forward to the opportunity to connect with and educate our patients, friends, and neighbors in a fun, lively setting.”

Departments of Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will share information on incontinence, tick safety, a new aquatic physical therapy program, and heart health, in addition to offering typical health fair activities such as blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and diabetes and nutrition assessments.

Women who attend the fair will have an opportunity to meet complementary healers and practitioners. The event provides an opportunity for women to give therapies such as Reiki or acupuncture a try. Several other local businesses and organizations participating will highlight other community health and wellness resources.

During the Women’s Wellness Fair, in front of Emlen Hall, there will be an opportunity to dispose of unwanted prescription medication. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Event is a collaborative effort between Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, and Healthy Acadia. All community members are encouraged to bring any unused, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs to the entrance of the school for this free, anonymous service where a representative from the Sheriff’s Office will be stationed for collection.

The event is designed to encourage and inspire women to take care of themselves and each other. Every woman who attends will receive a free gift. For more information, call Columber at 374-3418.