Health and Wellness Fair Photo Page

Below is a selection of photos from the 2017 Health and Wellness Fair. Click on any image to enlarge it.

Partnership for Floyd members discuss plans for the health fair at their January 2017 meeting.

PFF fair organizers work with Sustain Floyd to kick-start the Fair with a community discussion of a film about human health and the environment.

Volunteers mark off the booths on the high school gym floor the night before the fair.

PFF members work at a snack bar in the lobby to provide folks with coffee, tea and healthy snacks all day long.

PFF members work at a snack bar in the lobby to provide folks with coffee, tea and healthy snacks all day long.

A poster at the entrance mapped the location of all our health professionals, from yoga, strength training and herbalists to acupuncture, massage and family practitioners from local clinics.

A poster at the entrance mapped the location of all our health professionals, from yoga, strength training and herbalists to acupuncture, massage and family practitioners from local clinics.

The atmosphere was exciting, even jumping for joy at the opportunities to share this room with so many people who work hard to keep us well.

The atmosphere was exciting, even jumping for joy at the opportunities to share this room with so many people who work hard to keep us well.

Christina Di Eno, who helped to organize the fair, discusses how to use some healthy herbs while an interested participant tastes her tea.

A panel of experts discuss how they deal with pain includes massage, herbalist, family doctor, acupuncture and new medical procedures.

A panel of experts discuss how they deal with pain includes massage, herbalist, family doctor, acupuncture and new medical procedures.

Folks learning about different ways to deal with pain from a wide variety of expert practitioners.

Folks learning about different ways to deal with pain from a wide variety of expert practitioners.

It was a very busy day of health practitioners learning things from each other and sharing their knowledge with our community.

It was a very busy day of health practitioners learning things from each other and sharing their knowledge with our community.

From free massage to discussions with neurosurgeons, there was something for everyone.

From free massage to discussions with neurosurgeons, there was something for everyone.

Our massage therapists worked hard all day long to help soothe our tight bodies - all for free, to give us a taste of what they can do to relieve pain and stress.

Our massage therapists worked hard all day long to help soothe our tight bodies – all for free, to give us a taste of what they can do to relieve pain and stress.

The Floyd Volunteer Rescue Squad was at the main lobby entrance to show us how they use a new machine to re-start a heart, to answer questions about calling an ambulance and to recruit volunteers to help with the squad.

The Floyd Volunteer Rescue Squad was at the main lobby entrance to show us how they use a new machine to re-start a heart, to answer questions about calling an ambulance and to recruit volunteers to help with the squad.

Free ear acupuncture gave people a feeling for how this practice can be used to calm a stressed-out brain and to help with addictions of all kinds.

Free ear acupuncture gave people a feeling for how this practice can be used to calm a stressed-out brain and to help with addictions of all kinds.

 Pat Sharkey, Director of Floyd Tourism and Jane Cundiff from Partnership for Floyd were the main organizers of the First, Big, Comprehensive, Floyd Health and Wellness Fair in 2017. They were "honored to be able to work with such a fine group of people."

Pat Sharkey, Director of Floyd Tourism and Jane Cundiff from Partnership for Floyd were the main organizers of the First, Big, Comprehensive, Floyd Health and Wellness Fair in 2017. They were “honored to be able to work with such a fine group of people.”

Fat Bean Farm's new Taco Truck fed served healthy options with some locally grown veggies for lunch and snacks.

Fat Bean Farm’s new Taco Truck fed served healthy options with some locally grown veggies for lunch and snacks.

Healthy Floyd's volunteer leaders get every up and moving with their "Floyd Moves" initiative that brings free programs to schools for children and to the library for the adults.

Healthy Floyd’s volunteer leaders get every up and moving with their “Floyd Moves” initiative that brings free programs to schools for children and to the library for the adults.

A panel of experts speak about how to create a Healthy Balance in life that includes cultivating good SEEDS - Sunshine, Exercise, Emotional health, Diet and Sleep.

A panel of experts speak about how to create a Healthy Balance in life that includes cultivating good SEEDS – Sunshine, Exercise, Emotional health, Diet and Sleep.

 Piper, the therapy dog gets a tummy rub from Big Blue who visits from the New River Valley Health Department.

Piper, the therapy dog gets a tummy rub from Big Blue who visits from the New River Valley Health Department.

Some Partnership for Floyd volunteers take a break. Left to right: Barbara Pleasant, Miriam Brancato, Jane Cundiff, Liz Warriner, Anne Pendrak.

Some Partnership for Floyd volunteers take a break. Left to right: Barbara Pleasant, Miriam Brancato, Jane Cundiff, Liz Warriner, Anne Pendrak.

 Cassie and Adam Pierce serve some Buffalo Mountain Kombucha to Kyla and Mara Robbins who have come to help at the Donate Life booth just months after Kyla received a new heart transplant.

Cassie and Adam Pierce serve some Buffalo Mountain Kombucha to Kyla and Mara Robbins who have come to help at the Donate Life booth just months after Kyla received a new heart transplant.

Children enjoyed a treasure hunt through the Health Fair and some active games to find the things that keep them healthy -- sponsored by Healthy Floyd.

Children enjoyed a treasure hunt through the Health Fair and some active games to find the things that keep them healthy — sponsored by Healthy Floyd.

Our health providers not only volunteered their day but designed some attractive booths with lots of interesting information and some free samples for the participants. Lori Kaluska brought lots of health and medical information from the Floyd Library.

Our health providers not only volunteered their day but designed some attractive booths with lots of interesting information and some free samples for the participants. Lori Kaluska brought lots of health and medical information from the Floyd Library.

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