FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Wilkes-Barre, PA --
Just in time to kick off a healthy new school year, the staff at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre (GSWB), a campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, are hosting a free health and wellness fair for children and families. The Back to School Wellness Fair will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the main lobby of GSWB, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre.

The event will include screenings, games, activities and information booths staffed by health experts designed to prepare families for the new school year. All ages are welcome. Healthy refreshments will be served.

Screenings, games and activities include backpack checks, bean bag toss, bone twister game, brain game, child abuse awareness, coloring, dental health, drunk vision simulator, giveaways, hand washing demonstration, height and weight, hula hoops, jump ropes, Operation game, puppets, poison prevention, SimMan CPR demonstration, sugar shock game, teddy bear clinic and vision checks. The GSWB Gift Shop and Repeat Boutique resale shop will host special sales during the event. A fire truck from the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department will be on display outside.

To sign up for this interactive event, register online at https://events.geisinger.org/ or call 1-800-275-6401 and say “CareLink.”

For media inquiries:

Corporate Communications
570-808-5813