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Health & Wellness Fair Nov. 17

Luna to host community event

Luna Community College wants to help make sure you are feeling and functioning at your absolute best.

With that in mind, members of the community are invited to take part in Luna’s inaugural Health & Wellness Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Allied Health Center and Cafeteria on the LCC main campus in Las Vegas.

The event is free and open to the public.

Among the featured exhibitors will be free health screenings and information from area health care providers. The screenings range from blood pressure to blood glucose to cardiovascular health.

Presenters will also offer information on services and resources regarding physical, mental and emotional health and wellness and tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle and boost your energy and overall wellness.

In addition, representatives of Luna Community College will be on hand to offer pre-registration for spring semester classes. Whether you are a returning student pursuing one of Luna’s degree or certificate programs or you are just curious about taking a class or two, this is a good opportunity to get started.
A few of the scheduled exhibitors:

Del Norte Pharmacy, We Care Agency, New Vistas, Foot & Ankle Specialists, B—— for Boobies, El Centro, Cuatitas, Southwest Hemp, First Born, West Las Vegas Headstart, Victory Home Health, New Mexico Department of Health and Children’s Medical Services, Ambercare, Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Sanchez Dental, Taos Home Care Services, Pecos Valley Medical Center, LCC Dental Assistant program, LCC Student Nurses Association.

Del Norte plans to offer blood glucose checks, blood pressure tests, and cardiovascular screening. Those who have health care insurance can get flu vaccinations.

“These are supportive health and wellness resources that touch base with every age demographic from infants to our older community members who reside in Las Vegas,” said Vanessa Torres, an adviser with LCC Allied Health. New Vistas and First Born, for example, will provide information on the developmental progress of infants and toddlers, a benefit to young parents. Other entities represented run the gamut from physical therapy to home health care to dentistry to medicinal hemp.

Dawna Ortega-Gallegos of the LCC Allied Health Department said she hopes this event will be the first of many to come.