Free community health fair at The Watermark

On Friday, April 22, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host their second annual community health fair, in conjunction with their ongoing internship program with Sacred Heart University. The event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the continuing care retirement community, located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line.

For the past three months, two dozen students from Sacred Heart University’s exercise science and pre-physical therapy programs have been working alongside Cindy McGuire, fitness director at The Watermark, to learn more about health and fitness as it relates to seniors of all activity levels.

As part of their internship, the students were tasked with coordinating a community health fair; this year’s event will consist of more than 20 stations, including health and wellness tests like balance, speed and grip as well as vendors including massage therapists and local dieticians.

“Our residents have really enjoyed working with this group of students over the past few months; they’ve impressed me with their interest in learning more about senior health and fitness, and I am excited to see how they translate what they’ve learned into the upcoming health fair,” said McGuire.

In addition to residents at The Watermark, seniors and their families in Greater Bridgeport are encouraged to attend; for more information, contact The Watermark at 3030 Park at 203-374-5611.

For more information on The Watermark at 3030 Park and the programs and activities offered to residents and guests, visit their website and Facebook pages.

Last year, Sacred Heart University exercise science students presented their final project, a fitness health fair, for residents of the Watermark in Bridgeport. — Photo by Tracy Deer-Mirek.

Last year, Sacred Heart University exercise science students presented their final project, a fitness health fair, for residents of the Watermark in Bridgeport. — Photo by Tracy Deer-Mirek.

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