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All's Well At Totowa Health Fair

A massage therapist gets to work at the Totowa Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
The Totowa Board of Health answers questions from visitors, Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma
Tables line the PAL Building in Totowa. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma

TOTOWA, N.J. — Back by popular demand, Totowa officials revived the borough's Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Fifty vendors lined up in the PAL Building off Lincoln Avenue with health tips.

The event used to be yearly before attendance dwindled five years ago, Councilwoman Debbie Andriani said.

"Now we had a lot of residents reach out to us and ask us to bring it back," Andriani told Daily Voice.

The fair educated residents on healthy living, according to Library Director Anne Krautheim. It provided blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, flu shots, massages and nutrition facts.

"Not only do we have traditional medicine here, we have alternative medicine. We have acupressure, acupuncture," Krautheim said.

The Totowa police and fire departments provided safety demonstrations and tips.

In addition to health education, activities included face painting, balloon art and a clown. The New Jersey Devils also sponsored a table.

The borough council, library and health department coordinated the fair.

"It's a nice community event to bring the town together," said Darlene Walsh, public health nurse. "It makes all the vendors available in one spot."

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