By COLlive reporter
Plans for the second annual Crown Heights Health and Wellness Expo are underway.
Founded by local resident Chaim Backman, a physical therapist and triathlon coach, the free event will feature over 40 vendors from across the healthcare industry, including psychologists, vitamin manufacturers, personal trainers, homeopaths, homecare agencies and many more.
Last year’s inaugural event saw an overflow crowd of 500 people of diverse backgrounds and interests packed into the Lubavitch Yeshiva ballroom, indicating the upsurge of interest in health and wellness in the community.
Backman has seen growing interest in all things health in the neighborhood. “Crown Heights is experiencing a lifestyle shift with a greater focus on health and well being,” Backman told COLlive.com
“Scores of casual joggers and bike riders flood Eastern Parkway, and many are taking a more proactive approach to health through eating better. Quinoa and kale are make frequent appearances at dinner tables and Shabbos meals, and some are exploring alternative medical practices like acupuncture, homeopathy and massage therapy.”
The expo will feature a series of lectures, demonstrations and a full fair displaying a variety of health and wellness vendors to help locals make well-informed choices about their families’ health.
Backman says the expo will provide information on the entire lifecycle, from infancy to senior care, and will also include a lineup of presentations on a range of topics like healthcare law, patient advocacy, Halachic organ donations, and fitness.
“At our core, we believe that knowledge is power,” said Backman. “Our hope is that people will come learn from the vendors in this informal, fun and interesting format. Like any good fair, there will be plenty of giveaways and fair-only discounts.”
The fair will take place Sunday, June 1, at Lubavitch Yeshiva on Crown Street in Crown Heights.
For more info, or to request a table at the fair, please email Chaim