Wellness Expo 2017 at Pfeiffer-Charlotte on March 2

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On Thurs., March 2, Pfeiffer University’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program will host Wellness Expo 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Pfeiffer’s Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road.

Community members are invited to stop in for free depression and mental health screening by interns from Pfeiffer’s MMFT program; blood pressure, BMI, and flexibility screening by Pfeiffer’s nursing and exercise science students; glucose, cholesterol and stroke risk screenings by Carolinas Healthcare-Albemarle; balance testing by LTC Therapy Solutions; and chair massages by a licensed massage therapist. Appointments are not required.

While screenings will take place inside the main campus building (free parking in the lot adjacent to the Mockingbird Lane entrance), Charlotte-based food trucks Plated Palette and Rico’s Acai will be on-site outdoors, preparing and serving select menu items at posted prices.

“Managing one’s mental health is as important as doing so for one’s physical health,” said Jenny Haines, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, assistant professor and clinic director, Pfeiffer Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy. “With qualified personnel available for helping individuals assess key factors for depression and mental health challenges as well as conducting basic physical health screenings, Pfeiffer is pleased to invite the entire community to participate.”

Partnering agencies include Carolinas Healthcare System-Albemarle, Cardinal Innovations, Dilworth Center, HealthSouth, LTC Therapy Solutions, McCleod Center, Monarch-Charlotte, NC Problem Gambling Program, Old Vineyard Behavioral Health, Renfrew Center, Rodgers Christian Counseling, TranscendED, Wellness Counseling Center, and The Produce Box. Live music will be provided by musician Connor Kelly.

For more information, contact Dr.  Jenny Haines, jenny.haines@pfeiffer.edu or 704-945-7334.