WIMBERLEY, TX – The Wimberley Mayors Fitness Council is teaming up with Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) to bring the Wimberley Healthy Fair to town this Sat., March 24 as part of its ongoing initiatives to make Wimberley the “fittest little town in Texas.”
The Wimberley Healthy Fair will take place at the Community Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. as a day-long event that is free and open to the public. Activities will include exhibitors, speakers, demonstrations and the awards ceremony for the 63-day Wimberley Wellness Challenge, which concluded on March 17.
Several health and wellness exhibitors from the Wimberley area and surrounding areas will be present at the event, including:
· AlzCare Assisted Living
· Angels for Elders
· Any Lab Test Now
· Anytime Fitness
· Austin Hepatitis Center
· Bert Johanse, Garnita Kelly
· Blue Bonnet Paaliantive Care
· Climb On! Products
· Gastrology Center
· Healing Jade Acupuncture
· Hope Hospice
· King Feed
· Odyssey Hospice
· Still Water Studio
· River Systems Institute
· The Bountiful Sprout
· Warm Springs of Luling
· Wigs for U
· Wimberley Home Health
· Wimberley Pharmacy
Booth set-up will take place Friday, March 23 from 3 – 5 p.m. and/or Saturday, March 24 from 7 – 8:30 a.m. Vendors should take down their booths Saturday at 3 p.m.
Wimberley-area health professionals are scheduled to speak during the Healthy Fair as follows:
· 9 a.m. – Imtiaz Alam, MD Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C
· 10 a.m. – Marcus Gitterle, MD How Breakthroughs in Functional Medicine and
Exercise Science Are Pointing the Way to a
Future Without Epidemic, Chronic Disease
· 11 a.m. – Ken O’Neill, MA Medical Normal is Genetic Abnormal
· 12 p.m. – Lane Sebring, MD The Future of Medicine is not Medicine
· 1 p.m. – Meredith Patterson, RN Brain Health & Neurobics
· 2 p.m. – Jennifer Roe, DDS Peridontal Disease’s Effect on Overall System Health
The Wimberley Mayors Fitness Council was formed in 2008 with the goal of improving the health and wellness of the community of Wimberley. The Council has already successfully launched a monthly Monday Moon Walk program, a twice-weekly $2 Fitness Class and current Wimberley Wellness Challenge. Fitness Council members also participate in and promote other local Walk & Run events as well as the development of Wimberley’s new Hike and Bike Trail and Blue Hole Regional Park.
CTMC recently announced that it had teamed up with local developer Robert McDonald and Tarantino Properties to create the new Wimberley Medical Plaza, a 25,000 sf medical office complex that will be located just past the stoplight at RR 12 and FM 3237 in Wimberley. CTMC will be the anchor tenant of the larger of two buildings that will complete the park-like facility. CTMC’s Dr. Eric Price will be relocating his current Wimberley practice to the new location and outpatient lab and x-ray services will also be included in the CTMC offerings at the Plaza. The first of the two buildings is slated to break ground in March of 2012 with estimated completion and occupancy of it by the end of 2012.
For more information on the Wimberley Healthy Fair phone or stop by City Hall at 221 Stillwater.
About Central Texas Medical Center
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. CTMC was recognized as the first ever “Green Business of the Year” for 2010 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and was named “Best Hospital” for Hays County in the “Best of Hays 2010 and 2011” publications.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 180 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 100 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital.
Adventist Health System (AHS) is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.