Sept. 10, 2010 – Utah families will have an
opportunity to participate in hundreds of healthy activities during Be
Well Utah: A Family Health Week, September 13-18, 2010. Presented by
University of Utah Health Care and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah,
Be Well Utah will feature complimentary health screenings, informative
lectures with health care experts, and activities to encourage people to
make healthy choices. Events will take place at various locations
around the U of U campus and the surrounding community, culminating with
a fair on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Fort Douglas on the U of U campus. All
activities are free.
“The purpose of Be Well Utah is to encourage Utah families to make
healthy choices for their physical and mental well-being,” said Mary
Talboys, LCSW, chair of Be Well Utah and service director for the
University’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. “This five-day event is the
largest free health fair in the state and has something for everyone in
the family, from kids to seniors.”
Following is list of some activities scheduled for the health week
and the Saturday fair. For a complete list of Be Well Utah events,
please visit www.healthcare.utah.edu/bewellutah,
find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeWellUtah,
or call 801-587-6485.
Be Well Utah Schedule
Family Health Week, Monday-Thursday, Sept. 13-16
Complimentary health screenings, family activities, and informative
lectures by health experts at various locations around the U of U campus
and the surrounding community. Events include:
* Family Night at Red Butte Garden – An evening of activities on
Monday, Sept. 13 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a family hike, followed by a
meet-and-greet with Curious George and babysitter training.
* Be Well Utah at the Gateway – On Tuesday, Sept. 14 beginning at 4
p.m. featuring yoga, cooking demos, storytelling, Discovery Gateway
activities, and more!
* Partners in Health – Explore wellness topics for men and women,
interactive presentations, and enjoy light refreshments on Wednesday,
Sept. 15 at the Moran Eye Center beginning at 6 p.m.
* Tai Chi on the Plaza – A Tai Chi Yoga movement workshop on
Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Library East
Plaza on the U of U campus. This class will focus on moving and sitting
meditation, exercise, and breathing techniques.
* Focus on Seniors – Brain health, nutrition, exercise, and more for
seniors. Thursday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sunday Anderson
Senior Center, 868 W. 900 South.
Saturday Fair Activities, Sept. 18
* Family Bike Event – Bike rodeo and family bike ride from 8 to 10
a.m. at Smith’s Food and Drug Store, 876 E. 800 South.
* Be Well Utah Health Fair – Held outdoors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on the Stillwell Field at Fort Douglas on the U of U campus.
- Cooking demonstrations, recipes and tips
- Healthy snacks
- Health screenings
- Ask a Doctor
- Ask a Pharmacist
- Medication disposal: Safely dispose of unused or outdated
medications at the Pharmacy booth.
- KUED Kids’ Corner with KUED Kids characters
- Especially for Seniors: Medicare Q&A, How to Prevent Falls, and
- Especially for Women: 7 Domains of Women’s Health, bone health,
breast cancer detection, and nurse midwives
About University of Utah Health Care
University of Utah Health Care is the Intermountain West’s only
academic health care system, combining excellence in patient care, the
latest in medical research, and teaching to provide leading-edge
medicine in a caring and personal setting. It is consistently ranked
among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and its
academic partners at the University of Utah School of Medicine and
Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health are internationally regarded
research and teaching institutions. For more information, visit www.healthcare.utah.edu.
Regence is a leading health insurer in the Northwest / Mountain State
Region, offering health, life and dental insurance. We serve nearly
three million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence
BlueShield (selected counties in Washington), Regence BlueCross
BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Each plan is a
not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members
and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For
more information, please visit regence.com.