The Baptist Homes Society hosted their 2nd annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon on September 20 with one goal – to offer a free, fun day of entertainment and ideas to help individuals live well.

The society, a well-respected continuing care retirement community, offers a fulfilling lifestyle to more than 800 seniors across two campuses; Baptist Homes located in Mt. Lebanon and Providence Point, a 32-acre senior living community, located in Scott Township. The Baptist Homes Society mission is to provide the highest quality of living for all those they serve and they achieve this through their focus on quality, and their commitment to a culture of personal- centered wellness in six areas: physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, intellectually and within their community.

Community Liaison for Baptist Homes, Sue Lauer was excited for the event. “The vendors we have at the Senior Health and Wellness fair are dedicated to helping our community have healthy life style and care options,” said Sue. “As attendees visit the tables they are presented with many ideas so that they can make healthier choices for themselves. These options are not just for Seniors but for the entire community.”

“As a person-centered senior living provider with a strong focus on wellness, we wanted our fair to reflect that passion,” said the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Baptist Homes Society, Marilyn Walsh. “Baptist Homes Society staff, residents, and volunteers are grateful to have the opportunity to serve the community’s seniors by hosting this Health & Wellness Fair at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.  This is truly a fun, informative, community-building day.”

The event presented by Julian Gray Associates and Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania kicked off at 9:30 am with a mall walk led by Providence Point’s Wellness Director, Fabiana Cheistwer, MS, EP, CWWPM, CW. Guests could visit more than 80 exhibitor tables and enjoy opportunities for raffles, give-a-ways and wellness screenings. American Healthcare Group LLC was on hand providing flu vaccines and pneumonia shots and Hearing Unlimited was also performing hearing assessments.

Entertainment included an 11:00 am senior fashion show with residents of Baptist Manor and Providence Point modeling fashions from Chico’s, Jezebel, H Baskin and Talbots.  Highlights of the event also included a performance at noon from Pittsburgh PALS Barbershop Quartet, followed by Everyday fitness with Jessica Higgs, CWWS.