LENOX – Mount Carmel Care Center announced today that it will be holding Springing into a Healthy Lifestyle, a public health fair, on Tuesday, March 29th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility. Mount Carmel Care Center is located at 320 Pittsfield Road.

The event is free and open to the public and will include an array of complementary healthy foods, as well as health screenings, including blood pressure and cholesterol.

“Mount Carmel Care Center is truly a pillar of health care services in the Berkshires,” said Administrator George Mercier. “We consider our facility and our people as a true community resource and asset for the people of the region. We encourage you to come out to our event, enjoy some healthy food, meet some great people, and learn how you can step off on the right foot for a healthy spring.”

Springing into a Healthy Lifestyle will include booths with Mount Carmel Care Center’s specialists in heart healthy living, physical therapy, nutrition and emotional health, as well as rolling presentations from each.

Presenters will include:

Mount Carmel Rehabilitation Manager Lisette Batrano, COTA/L, will offer a presentation full of tips and exercises to boost everyday strength, avoid falls and improve your physical quality of life.

Dietician Melissa Baron, RD, will present on some very practical ways to improve your diet, simple ways to cut out food products that may be adding weight or making you more sluggish, and also adjustments to your diet that can boost your energy.

Staff Development Coordinator Cindy Williams, RN, MSN, will provide a presentation on heart healthy living as well as offering tips for performing CPR properly in the case of an emergency.

Director of Social Work Marcy Bienvenue, LSW, will present on strategies to escape the waning winter doldrums, improve your outlook and overall mindset to ultimately enhance your quality of life.

For more information on the schedule of presentations, log onto MountCarmelCare.org.

The event is free and open to the public, however, we ask that attendees RSVP by calling Mount Carmel Care Center at 413-637-2660 or by emailing info@MountCarmelCare.org.

Mount Carmel Care Center, Inc. is a member of the Carmelite System, comprised of skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, independent and assisted living facilities that span the Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest, as well as a facility located in Dublin, Ireland.

The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm is a Congregation founded in New York City by Mother Mary Angeline Teresa McCrory and six companions on September 3, 1929. Mother Angeline recognized a great and growing need to provide care and comfort for the aging and infirm population in the United States. Acting in faith and with the assistance of Patrick Cardinal Hayes of New York, Mother Angeline made her vision a reality by establishing a new Congregation dedicated exclusively to the care and services of the elderly in the American tradition. In 1999, the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm formed a non-profit corporation known as The Carmelite System, Inc. in order to perpetuate the healing ministry of Christ in long-term health care. The Congregation also sponsors the Avila Institute of Gerontology, which provides ongoing education and study in the field of aging services.

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