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Sacred Heart Interns Offer Health Fair At Bridgeport's Watermark

The Watermark at 3030 Park, in conjunction with interns from Scared Heart University, will present a health fair for the community April 22.
The Watermark at 3030 Park, in conjunction with interns from Scared Heart University, will present a health fair for the community April 22. Photo Credit: The Watermark

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Watermark at 3030 Park in Bridgeport will host its second annual community health fair Friday in conjunction with its ongoing internship program with Sacred Heart University.

The free event will be from 2-4 p.m. at the continuing care retirement community, 3030 Park Ave. on the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line.

For the past three months, 24 students from Sacred Heart University’s exercise science and pre-physical therapy programs have been working alongside Cindy McGuire, fitness director at The Watermark, to learn more about health and fitness as it relates to seniors of all activity levels.

As part of their internship, the students were tasked with coordinating a community health fair; this year’s event will consist of more than 20 stations, including health and wellness tests like balance, speed and grip, as well as vendors, including massage therapists and local dietitians.

“Our residents have really enjoyed working with this group of students over the past few months; they’ve impressed me with their interest in learning more about senior health and fitness, and I am excited to see how they translate what they’ve learned into the upcoming health fair,“ McGuire said.

In addition to residents at The Watermark, seniors and their families in the greater Bridgeport area are encouraged to attend; for more information, call 203-374-5611.

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