United Palatine Coalition, Buehler YMCA host annual Wellness Resource Fair April 20

You’re invited to the second annual Wellness Resource Fair on Saturday, April 20, organized by the United Palatine Coalition's Wellness Team in collaboration with the Buehler YMCA.

The event will coincide with Healthy Kids Day and is open to everyone in Palatine and surrounding areas from 9 a.m. to noon at Buehler YMCA, 1400 W. Northwest Hwy. in Palatine. Best of all, admission is free.

More than 40 local providers and organizations will participate in the upcoming event, bringing their expertise to promote wellness and connect community members to valuable resources. This year, the event has expanded its focus to include healthy activities for all ages.

It's a perfect opportunity to participate in gentle yoga, family Zumba, total body fitness, open swimming, art therapy, healthy snacks and craft tables.

Don't miss out on educational workshops promoting positive mental health for parents, caregivers and individuals. Attend presentations on bike safety, opioid overdose prevention and Naloxone education and money-saving tech skills that help you cut the cord from traditional cable TV and switch to video streaming services.

Health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, and vision screening (6 months to 24 years) will also be offered. Take part in a Scavenger Hunt to earn a ticket and a chance to win raffle prizes!

If you're interested in a free all-day pass to the Buehler YMCA, this is your chance. You can explore the Family Adventure Center, dip into the pool during open swim and tour the facility. Additionally, the Joiner's Fee will be waived if you decide to become a member. For those interested in preschool or kindergarten, classroom tours will be given. Those who register for the fall will receive a 10% discount.

The event is a joint effort made possible by UPC, the Buehler YMCA, CCSD15, community organizations and volunteers.

For informaiton, email Beth Sousa at

Workshop Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Cutting the Cord: Save money by canceling your cable TV subscription
  • 9:45 a.m.: The Mood Food Connection
  • 10 a.m.: Gentle Yoga for Your Wellbeing
  • 10:15 a.m.: Coping With Stress
  • 10:30 a.m.: Parenting Styles that Promote Positive Mental Health
  • 10:45 a.m.: Painting Kindness Rocks
  • 11 a.m.: Smart Cycling - Navigating Roads Safely on Two Wheels
  • 11:15 a.m.: Caring For Your Loved One
  • 11:30 a.m.: Opioid Overdose Prevention and Narcan Education

Buehler YMCA Activities Schedule:

  • Free entry to Buehler — all day
  • Open swim — all day
  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.: Total Body Fitness
  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Family Fun Walk
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Family Zumba
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