Don’t just survive – THRIVE – at the Stamford Library Wellness Fair!
On Thursday, September 29 from 1 to 5 p.m., you are invited to learn more about the practices, resources, and tools that exist right here in our community to improve and maintain your overall well-being!
The event will combine scheduled presentations, information tables, children’s activities, a variety of raffles, light refreshments, interactive demonstrations, and MORE!
Just a sampling of the service organizations and wellness providers who will be present and be available to provide resources and information include the Stamford Wellness Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, Fidelis Care, Tobacco Free Communities, Mountain’s Bounty Massage Therapy, the Catskill Addiction Coalition, Delaware County Office for the Aging, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison Counties Cancer Services Program, Delaware County Pride, and MORE!
Scheduled presentations will begin at 1 p.m. with an opening blessing circle led by RN Herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower and Miki Aso of Plant Pioneers. The opening blessing is intended to celebrate and heal our relationship with land and place, focusing on resurrecting our innate role as good Earth stewards.
At 1:30 p.m. FNP-C Valerie Maddalone from the Cancer Services Program will lead a presentation on breast, cervical, and colon cancer prevention and early detection, including who should be screened and when.
At 2 p.m., join choreographer, movement educator, and Zen practitioner clyde fusei forth from Movement from Center for Zazen Demystified and learn about this sitting meditation focusing on postures for slowing down and waking up.
At 2:30 p.m. Rachel Condry will lead a presentation on Deep Listening and Moving Practice.
At the 3 p.m. Heather Warner of Delaware County Public Health talk about HPV education and vaccination for cancer prevention.
At 3:30 p.m. clyde fusei forth of Movement from Center will return to present The Arrival Score, featuring guided visualization and movement meditation that offers a way to arrive fully in each present moment by tapping into sensory awareness at the cellular systemic level.
Scheduled presentations will wrap up at 4 p.m. with Wellness Starts with Nurturing a Healthy Gut presented by RN Herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower and Miki Aso of Plant Pioneers.
Ongoing throughout the event – children ages 7 and up are invited to join Megan Avery of Hipstitch Academy as she provides all the materials, expertise, and guidance necessary for them to create their own Lavender Eye Pillows! Coloring pages and other hands-on activities will be available for younger children.
- 1-month gift memberships to The Stamford Gym and Fitness Center;
- A Dragon Masters Gift Basket ( from local author Tracey West);
- Private sessions with choreographer, movement educator, and Zen practitioner clyde fusei forth from Movement from Center;
- An Essential Oil Package from Plant Pioneers;
- A private consultation with Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower of Plant Pioneers;
- A wellness basket from Mountains Bounty Massage Therapy;
- A bike rental gift certificate from Big Lug Bicycle Outfitter;
- Gift baskets featuring locally made goods and gift certificates to local eateries, including Mountain Dog Cafe, T.P.’s Cafe, and MORE!
“WELLNESS IS AN ACTIVE PROCESS OF BECOMING AWARE OF AND MAKING CHOICES TOWARD A HEALTHY AND FULFILLING LIFE. IT IS A STATE OF COMPLETE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING AND NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF DISEASE OR INFIRMITY.”