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Expo a chance to focus on your health

Life can sure get in the way of taking care of yourself. There is always one more load of laundry to do, one more bill to pay or a snotty nose to wipe. 

It is easy to get so busy getting life done that we forget to take time to live.

This weekend, take the time to attend the Central Kansas Health and Wellness Expo. It’s a free event where you can learn about opportunities in our community to improve your physical and mental health, organize your finances or take care of your pets and home. In essence, an event to make your life easier and more fulfilling.

You can come alone or you can bring the entire family. 

The BCC Nursing Club will be there with a Teddy Bear Clinic. Kids can bring their favorite animal or doll to be examined or bandaged. The Clinic is designed to help kids deal with the anxiety associated with seeing a doctor and provide a non-stress environment for kids to ask questions. The Great Bend Recreation Commission is also bringing the Imagination Playground to allow youngsters to burn off some energy while using their creativity. 

You can listen to one of the free informative speakers providing information on everything from the latest in treatment options to mental first aid. Speakers include Curtis Wolf (11:30 a.m.), Melanie Schroeter (noon), Berny Unruh (12:30 p.m.), Kristian Pearson (1 p.m.), Dr. Mark Fesen (1:30 p.m.), Barry Bowers (2 p.m.), Preston Moore, PharmD (2:30 p.m.), and Dr. Sam Beugelsdijk (3 p.m.).

You can stop by one of the great businesses or organizations providing information on how to simplify or improve your life. Check out products and services from local vendors. It’s a great time to ask any questions you have and get special deals only available at the Expo. 

You can even just stop by to grab a complementary cup of coffee provide by Explore Great Bend or purchase a delicious lunch prepared by Great Bend Coffee.

The Central Kansas Health and Wellness Expo is Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4  p.m. at the Great Bend Events Center at 3111 10th St. 

Stay for a little while or spend the day, but start the year off right by investing some time in yourself and your family.

Mary Hoisington is the publisher of the Great Bend Tribune. She can be reached at