If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
The Expo includes the H2O 5K, sponsored by the City of Garland’s Water and Stormwater Management departments to raise awareness about conserving and protecting water resources while encouraging physical fitness.
“The Healthy Living Expo provides resources and ideas for our residents and neighbors who want to learn more about personal health, safety and environmental issues that impact the entire family,” says Garland Mayor Douglas Athas. “Whether your goals are to get fit, reduce clutter or save money on your utilities, the Expo is the place to find useful information.”
Healthy You exhibitors will offer a variety of free health screenings, along with helpful insights for nutrition, exercise and more. Flu shots also will be available for a cost.
Healthy Earth exhibitors will feature landscaping information, energy-saving advice, recycling information and much more. You will have the opportunity to recycle or donate a multitude of items.
The event will also include adoptable pets from the Garland Animal Shelter, electronics recycling, paper shredding, a drop-off for expired or unwanted medications, and donation drop-offs for shoes and discarded eyeglasses.
Flu shots will be available through the City of Garland Health Departments. Please bring your insurance card for BCBS, Medicaid or CHIP and Medicare “Part B”. For a complete list of available vaccines and costs, please visit the event website or call 972-205-3370.
The H20 5K will be at 8:15 a.m. Advance registration is only $10 by Sept. 6 and will include a free race shirt. After Sept. 6 registration is $15 with a limited amount of shirts available, so please register soon! Online and mail-in registration is available at garlandgoesgreen.org.
Admission to the Expo is free. The first 750 patrons who visit the Expo will receive a free folding tote bag. Only one bag per family, please.
The Healthy Living Expo is presented by Baylor Medical Center at Garland, the City of Garland Water Utilities, Environmental Waste Services, and Stormwater Management, Garland Power & Light, Garland Independent School District, and the Garland Chamber of Commerce with Fox4 as broadcast media sponsor. Other friends of the Expo include Frost Bank and Batteries Plus. For more details about Healthy Living Expo activities, visit the Healthy Living Expo web page.