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Colette Claxton

On May 28, 2014, 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m., The Holmstad, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community operated by Covenant Retirement Communities, will sponsor an all-day Senior Wellness Fair. Events will be:

Senior Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Exhibitors will include organizations, businesses and individuals who serve seniors. There will be free health screenings, produce from a local farmers' market available for purchase, free food samples, raffles, giveaways and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry.

"The Difference between Humor, Laughter & Joy," Lynda Tourloukis, 10 to 11 a.m.
Speaker Lynda Tourloukis is certified as a laughter yoga coach and trainer by the International School of Laughter Yoga, Mumbai, India.

Healthy cooking shows with Mark Low, Holmstad executive chef, every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
During 19 years as a chef with Princess Cruises, Holmstad Executive Chef Mark Low visited 56 countries and created a vast repertoire of recipes. See and sample some of his options for healthy cooking.

Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

"Be Kind to Your Mind," Dr. Len Lecci, 1 to 2 p.m.
Dr. Len Lecci, director of clinical services for MARS Memory Health Network and professor of psychology at University of North Carolina - Wilmington, will share the latest information on how diet, physical and mental exercise, and early intervention can influence the impact of memory loss.

All events are free. For more information, please visit or call 877--226-7310. The Holmstad is located at 700 West Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, Ill. 60510.