On Thursday, November 10 North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) hosted its annual Fall Wellness Fair at Forrestal Elementary School. This year’s theme: Feeding the Mind and Body! The event came together through a collaboration between AbbVie, NCCP, Northern Illinois Food Bank, community partners and volunteers and each school community. In total, 180 guests came out to enjoy Forrestal’s event and engage in fun-filled health and wellness activities, interact with and learn from community based health and wellness-related partners and shop the plentifully stocked grocery store for free.
Throughout the evening, attendees also had the opportunity to acquire fun facts about the body and mind; learn how to properly wash their hands, and brush and floss their teeth and engage in physical activities with Navy sailors. Partners that guests had the opportunity to visit include, Rosalind Franklin, Top Box, North Chicago Community High School Health Care Career Pathways, University of Illinois Extension and Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation. At the end of the event, one lucky raffle winner left with a $25 Visa Gift Card.