Health and Wellness Expo coming to Alabaster

ALABASTER – The Daniel School, an Alabaster-based community service organization, is planning to host its first Health and Wellness Expo at the Camp Branch-Saginaw Civic Center in Alabaster from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13.

According to Daniel School co-founder and director Holly Cannon, the Health and Wellness Expo will give community members the chance to get free health screenings, information and counseling by several health professionals.

“We’re basically offering free health information for the public,” Cannon said.

At the Health and Wellness Expo, Cannon said the Daniel School will teach visitors new health techniques using the acronym “newstart,” which stands for nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest and trust in divine power.

Several different stations will be set up to cover different areas of health and wellness, including blood pressure and glucose testing, lung capacity testing, the Harvard step test, a bottled water and hydrotherapy demo, chair massages, body fat analyses, health age calculations and counseling.

“We want to teach folks to be self-sufficient and teach people to take responsibility for their health,” Cannon said.

As a relatively new organization, Cannon said the Health and Wellness Expo will also help the Daniel School engage the community to find out what other events would be best suited for locals.

For more information about the Health and Wellness Expo or the Daniel School, call 222-7229.