‘I’ve lived on this neighborhood, however I’m not essentially conscious of all the things that it has to supply.’
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — For the primary time since 2019, the Bend Park and Rec District’s Well being and Wellness Honest on the Larkspur Group Heart has returned.
Brenda Chilcott, the ability supervisor, stated she was excited Tuesday occasion is again.
“We’ve been doing a Well being and Wellness Honest since 2004 right here at (what was) previously the Bend Senior Heart,” Chilcott stated. ‘It’s a giant a part of older-adult dwelling, studying about neighborhood sources.”
She stated Tuesday’s occasion was one a part of the Bend Park and Rec “For the Well being of It” marketing campaign, and featured greater than 50 well being and wellness suppliers, for all Central Oregonians.
“You understand, it’s open to individuals of all ages,” Chilcott stated. “After all, lots of our frequent customers right here at Larkspur are older adults, however we’ve got households which are right here.”
The purpose of the honest is to supply well being and wellness sources of each sort, similar to vaccines by Deschutes County Well being, info cubicles, free screenings and even free massages.
Janet Skovran is retired and lives in Bend, and enjoys vitamin and retaining herself bodily match.
“You understand, I’ve lived on this neighborhood, however I’m not essentially conscious of all the things that it has to supply,” Skovran stated.
She stated she is aware of well being can get harder as you become older, and she or he’s glad the honest is again to assist join her.
“Till you want a service, you don’t all the time know what’s obtainable in your neighborhood, and typically you want one thing shortly. And it’s good to know what we’ve got obtainable to us as seniors,” Skovran stated.
Merlynn Arnett, a nurse practitioner who lives in Redmond, agrees.
“I identical to to see what’s obtainable that I can suggest for individuals I’m working with, and for my very own private well being,” Arnett stated.
She added that she is aware of how very important having well timed well being providers could be.
“I feel it is an academic alternative that occurs multi functional place that lots of people don’t … aren’t (often) in a position to entry,” Arnett stated.