DALLAS TWP. — The second annual Healthy Habits and Wellness event was held at Misericordia University on Aug. 9.
The event, sponsored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties) featured over 30 vendors with information that included home medical care, chiropractic care, nutrition, as well as social media safety, employment and much more.
The two-hour event was held in the Sandy & Marlene Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University, 301 Lake Road.
“The purpose of the event is to provide people with resources for a healthy body, mind and life,” said event organizer Johnna Evans, the non-credit and special program coordinator for the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University.
Healthy Habits and Wellness featured seven speakers presenting a variety of topics that included legal advice with attorney Ron Santora, “Smoking Cessation” by Eileen Panzarella of Pathway to Recovery and “Alzheimer’s Anonymous” with Jeffrey Dauber of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Several demonstrations were held held, including Tai Chi with Doreen Rakowski, stress management at work with Christine Jensen and healthy cooking with Joe Sweeney from Metz Catering.
Also, a drug drop box was on hand to collect unused prescription drugs for safe disposal, courtesy of the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.