Wellness fair set for Oct. 4 in Kona


Chart a course for a healthy lifestyle by attending the First Hawaiian Bank Big Island PrimeTimeSM Wellness Fair on Friday, Oct. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at 78-128 Ehukai St. in Kailua-Kona. Admission is free and the fair is open to the public. This wellness event is sponsored as a community service by First Hawaiian Bank, and features 43 booths with a variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest trends and information for those interested in improving their personal health and well-being.

Ten new booths have been added this year including one for the Hawaii Medication Take Back Program which will be the collection site for anonymous disposal of unused or expired medications by the Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division and Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division.

There will be free flu shots for members of HMSA, HMAA, TRICARE, UHA, AlohaCare and Medicare Part B as well as health screenings for glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, bone density and balance testing. Door prize drawings, games and live entertainment will be scheduled throughout the fair. There will be two grand prize drawings – one will be for a $200 gas gift card courtesy of Mid Pac Petroleum and 76 Hawaii Gasoline and the other will be for a $250 Vegas charter package certificate courtesy of Vacations Hawaii.

Entertainment on the main stage will feature a cooking demonstration by Helgi Olafson from the Helgi Olafson Foundation as well as musical guests Tad Humble and the Humble Project Senior Ukulele Group and the Bev Shiflett Line Dancers.

Other activities at the Wellness Fair include free notary service (up to two documents per household; photo ID required) free document shredding (up to two banker’s boxes per person), and free county senior IDs.

In addition to First Hawaiian Bank, the Big Island PrimeTime Wellness Fair is co-sponsored by the county Elderly Activities Division and Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP. For more information, call Elderly Recreation Services at 966-5801. The bank’s PrimeTime banking program is designed for customers age 50 or better who maintain a personal checking account with First Hawaiian Bank. PrimeTime members receive value-packed banking services, exclusive invitations to special events, and discounts from local merchants. Those interested in learning more about First Hawaiian’s PrimeTime banking program, can stop by the First Hawaiian Bank information booth at the Big Island PrimeTime Wellness Fair or at any First Hawaiian Bank Branch.

 

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