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Women’s Health Fair Sets the Stage for Evening of Wellness, Fashion and Fun

Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry and Carthage Hospital Present Community Engagement Event on Sept. 27; Commemorates 16th Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Carthage Area Hospital and Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry invite the public to attend a Women’s Health Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carthage Elks Lodge, 511 Fulton St.

Presented by Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, Watertown, the exposition-style event is part of the hospital’s 2017 Community Engagement Series and will feature information and education on a range of topics, including health and wellness, healthy lifestyles, and fashion and beauty. Sept. 27 is also the 16th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, which the event recognizes.

“We welcome all members of our communities to join us for a fun-filled evening focused on women’s health that we hope will empower and inspire people to improve their overall health and wellness,” said Natalie Burnham, Carthage Area Hospital director of patient, community and employee engagement.

Scheduled exhibitors include: Health and wellness Carthage Area Hospital Medical Imaging Department, Women’s Way to Wellness Clinic, Carthage Family Health Center, Carthage Behavioral Health, Cancer Services of Lewis County, the American Heart Association, and Heartbeats for Madden. Healthy Lifestyles The Fringe Hair Studio & Day Spa, Young Living Essential Oils by Kindra Mosher, Jordan Essentials by Amy Scee, Carthage YMCA, Juice Plus by Jen Sparks, Northern Credit Union, and Fidelis Care. Fashion and Beauty Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry, LulaRoe Clothing by Jennifer Lynn and Independent Beauty Consultant Alicia Hollenbeck, Mary Kay.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. Complimentary light food and beverages will be served, including vegetable, cheese and cracker platters; pinwheel sandwiches; hot apple cider, water, assorted cookies and tea and coffee.

Through the Community Engagement Series, the hospital and its partners bring together clinical staff and local residents in a casual setting where people can freely engage and ask questions without the stress and time constraints of a typical medical appointment.

The Women’s Health Fair is the sixth of nine Community Engagement Series events slated this year. Previous events have engaged more than 150 Carthage-area residents in heart heath, asthma, stroke, men’s health, and maternity and pediatric health.

WWNY TV 7 and WNYF Fox 28 is a proud media sponsor of the hospital’s 2017 Community Engagement Series.

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

On Sept. 27, an estimated 50,000 to 75,000 women of all ages will participate in local health and fitness events at more than 500 community locations across the country as part of the 16th annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. This event is always held the last Wednesday in September as part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Week celebrations across the country.

Organized as a public/private good health partnership by the Health Information Resource Center, National Women’s Health & Fitness Day offers fitness and health events for women at community locations that include hospitals, health clubs, park and recreation departments, health departments, schools, retirement communities, houses of worship, senior centers, and others.

About the Community Engagement Series

Carthage Area Hospital’s 2017 Community Engagement Series is a population health initiative aimed at educating residents in the hospital’s 83,000-person service area of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties. Each month, from April through December, the hospital features a different health topic to empower residents to make more informed decisions about their health and wellness and care.

Dates and topics for the remaining events are: Wednesday, Oct. 25, “Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness” (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Wednesday, Nov. 15, “Diabetes Prevention and Education” (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.); and Wednesday, Dec. 6, “Handling Holiday Stress” (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.). All events are at the Carthage Elks Lodge and include complimentary light food and beverages.

About Carthage Area Hospital

Carthage Area Hospital’s obstetrics unit this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of a major renovation that transformed its patient rooms into six private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites and two observation suites. Each suite also contains a private bath and shower as well as a daybed for spouses and loved ones to comfortably stay in the room while mothers and newborns recover. Three suites contain whirlpool bathtubs, in which women may labor, while five have private stand-up showers.

Carthage Area Hospital was established as a not-for-profit rural community hospital in 1965. It operates today as a fully accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital, serving approximately 83,000 residents in Jefferson, northern Lewis and southern St. Lawrence counties.

The hospital also operates a network of community-based clinics, including its Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic and Women’s Way to Wellness and provides a range of specialty care, including general surgery, orthopedics, urology, physical therapy and behavioral health. Visit carthagehospital.com to learn more.