County Health and Wellness fair today

Kauai County’s second annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. takes place today at the Lihu‘e Civic Center in the breezeway between the Mo‘ikeha and Pi‘ikoi buildings. The fair is being held in recognition of September being National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month.

This year’s theme is “Join the voices of recovery — real people, real recovery,” which focuses on spreading the word that addiction is a medical illness and that treatment is effective — recovery is possible.

Information on a wide variety of health concerns will be available at the fair including drug prevention, addiction, enforcement and treatment, recovery assistance, healthy lifestyles and health screenings.

“I believe it’s important for the county to offer its employees and their families as well as the general public current information on health concerns,” said county Anti-drug Coordinator Theresa Koki, according to a press release. “With our support, we can help those that need our assistance to lead more productive and fulfilling lives, both personally and professionally.”

Representatives of a number of community organizations will have information tables at the fair and will be available for questions including: Alcoholics Anonymous, Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross, Baby SAFE/Prenatal Support Services, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Department of Health — Women, Infant and Children, Hawai‘i Drug Court, Hearts4Kaua‘i, Hina Mauka, Ho’ola Lahui Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i County Agency on Elderly Affairs, Anti-Drug Office, Department of Liquor Control, Department of Parks and Recreation, Kaua‘i Police Department Youth Services and Prosecutor’s Office, Kaua‘i Family Planning Education, REAL, Transitions and Women in Need.

The Health and Wellness Fair is sponsored by the Anti-drug Office, Department of Liquor Control, Department of Parks and Recreation, Kaua‘i Police Department, Office of Elderly Affairs and the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. For more information, call Koki at 241-4925.

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