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Originally published in Castine Patriot, June 14, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, June 14, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, June 14, 2018
BHMH hosts Women’s Wellness Fair

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital will hold its seventh annual Women’s Wellness Fair at The Bay School in Blue Hill from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. With support from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, the event is free and open to the public, and includes activities and information for women of all ages.

“Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is delighted to hold this annual community outreach event,” Kelley Columber, director of communications at the hospital, said in a news release. “This is a perfect opportunity for us to connect with and educate our patients, friends, and neighbors in a fun, interactive, low-pressure setting.”

Hospital departments will share information on surgical services, stress management, incontinence, nutrition, strength training and heart health, in addition to blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and diabetes and nutrition assessments. Several local businesses and organizations participating will highlight important community health and wellness resources.

Women who attend the fair will be introduced to complementary healers and practitioners. The event provides an opportunity for women to learn about alternative therapies—and maybe give them a try.

A team of expert hair stylists, make-up and nail artists, and skincare specialists from Amy’s Aveda Salon and Spa of Ellsworth will pamper guests with a selection of mini Aveda treatments and rituals.

Located outside in front of Emlen Hall, there will be an opportunity to dispose of unwanted prescription medication during the event. 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 wellness fair is designed to encourage and inspire women to take care of themselves and each other. Every woman who attends will receive a gift and is invited to enjoy treats prepared by Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. No registration is necessary. For more information, call Kelley Columber at 374-3418.