A fun back to school event is scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the south parking lot at Baptist Tipton, closest to The Leader.
"It is truly one of my favorite days of the year as we have a chance to get to meet and interact with people in the community in a way that is more fun and relaxed than you may expect from a hospital environment," said Samuel Lynd, Baptist-Tipton's CEO. "We are so excited to have the community come to Baptist Tipton and learn about healthy living and have some fun with our staff. It is our hope to grow this event to impact more and more lives in Tipton County."
Baptist Tipton's Camp Wellness will celebrate healthy lifestyle choices by having face painting, games for the kids, as well as the touchdown of the Hospital Wing 10:30 a.m.
The first 300 children to attend will receive a backpack at this all-ages event. Additional highlights include "Get Fit Antarctica," a program where participants document walking the distance from Tipton County to Antarctica and then receive a postcard from Antarctica.
Community education and demonstrations will be available as well, on numerous topics including immunizations, fitness programs, bullying, child abuse prevention, healthy snack ideas and cooking demonstrations.
"This is the first year that Baptist Tipton has held the back-to-school health fair," said Lynd. "Our goal is to increase community awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, which helps put children on the path to a lifelong relationship with wellness."
Parking will be available at the hospital and at The Leader.
For more information on Camp Wellness, contact Cyndi Roberts at Cyndi.Roberts@BMHCC.org.