Free Health and Wellness Activities in November

Free Health and Wellness Activities in November throughout Franklin County.

The holidays are just around the corner and all too often we get caught up in the stress that goes along with it, without regard for self-care.  It’s easy to go into auto-pilot just to get through the parties, shopping, family obligations and indulgent feasts. You can head-off these challenges by increasing your health and wellness skill set during the month of November, as a variety of free events are scheduled in Franklin County to help you improve your health. 

Upcoming Events

Diabetes Health Fair: Featuring blood glucose testing, A1C testing, foot exams, diabetic retinal exams, blood pressure testing, light snacks and giveaways. A $250 value for FREE. Keystone Family Medicine, 820 5th Ave, Chambersburg. Saturday, November 10, 9am-12pm

Forestry Walk at Franklin County Eco Park: Please join us for a fall walk in the woods and learn all about forests! Professor Craig Houghton will lead us through the Eco Park while sharing information about how forests change over time, how to identify trees, how to care for forests, and more! Mr. Houghton has been a Forest Technology Professor at Penn State Mont Alto since 1993 and he also serves as the Chairman of the Keystone Chapter of the Society of American Foresters. Tuesday, November 13, 4pm-5:30pm

Grocery Store Tours:  If you are living with diabetes, eating a healthy diet is an important part of managing your disease. Join us for a free grocery store tour led by a health educator. Learn how understand food labels, calculate carbohydrate servings, and shop for better meal and snack options.

  • Chambersburg: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5, 2018, Giant, 925 Norland Ave., Chambersburg
  • Greencastle: 6-8 p.m., Nov. 12, 2018, Sunnyway, 212 N. Antrim Way, Greencastle
  • Waynesboro: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13, 2018, Martin's, 708 E. Main St., Waynesboro

Space is limited and registration is required. One name per registration please. For more information, please call (717) 262-4472.

Be Merry and Live Well Holiday Wellness Workshop: It can be hard to stay healthy during the holidays. This free workshop will enforce 3 concepts to managing weight over the holidays; staying moving, choosing better foods, and relieving stress. Join us to receive free giveaways that will support your healthy habits over the holidays, taste healthy modifications to holiday foods, and learn more about future workshops happening in the new year.

Choose from workshops in Chambersburg or Waynesboro.

  • 5-6 p.m. Nov. 29, Summit Health Center Building 2, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 12 St. Paul Dr., Chambersburg
  • 5-6 p.m. Dec. 6, Waynesboro Hospital, 501 E Main St., Waynesboro

Attending workshops, walks and health fairs are just a few ways to help you improve your health. There are many other programs and events throughout the year. Visit the Healthy Franklin County events calendar to learn more about other events, programs and community supports. Check out the Get Fit, Franklin County  Physical Activity too.