Wellness fair offers healthy living choices

The 17th annual First Hawaiian Bank Maui PrimeTime Wellness Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1300 Maui Lani Parkway. The opening ceremony begins at 8:15 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

There will be 50 exhibitor booths providing information to help people make choices about a healthy lifestyle, according to an announcement. There will be nine new vendors offering information this year on caregiver options, insurance and more specific medical conditions.

Attendees may take advantage of free health screenings for glucose and cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index and nutritional screenings. For more accurate readings of glucose and cholesterol, it is recommended that attendees fast for a minimum of eight hours prior to their screening.

Paula Keele from the Maui County Office of Aging will demonstrate Enhanced Fitness exercise, a low-cost, highly adaptable program designed especially for older adults of all ability levels. The one-hour classes include stretching, strengthening exercises and low-impact aerobics to improve flexibility and balance.

To help prevent identity theft, the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii will present tips for seniors on protection against financial schemes. Access Information Management is also offering free confidential document shredding for up to two bankers boxes per person.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk story with Mayor Alan Arakawa in County on Your Corner from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

There will be door prizes and games, as well as entertainment, including the senior ukulele group Pennies from Heaven and the Kaunoa Southside Kupuna Hula Group. The grand-prize drawing will be for a $200 gas gift card courtesy of Mid Pacific Petroleum and 76 Hawaii.

Along with First Hawaiian Bank, the Maui PrimeTime Wellness Fair is co-sponsored by the Maui County Office on Aging, ADRC Hawaii and Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii LLP.

For more information, call 873-2241.