Health and Fun at Library’s 6th Annual Living Life Expo!

The St. Louis Public Library has the perfect event if you’re looking for answers to health-related questions and want to have a great time. The Baden Branch, 8448 Church Road, hosts the 6th Annual Living Life Expo! on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s FREE and open to the public.

The Expo! features professionals from traditional healthcare/health-related organizations as well as alternative/holistic practitioners to answer your questions and perform screenings and demonstrations.

Visit with staff from BJC to learn about asthma care, sickle cell disease, and lupus. Community Health in Partnerships Service (CHiPS) demonstrates a breast self-exam and tests your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Both organizations provide medical referrals.

Speak with Siteman Cancer Center’s Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECad) to learn about your cancer risks and prevention.

Exercise comes in all varieties. Great Rivers Greenway will teach you about biking and hiking trails. If you’d rather do something closer to home, learn to Zumba With RJ or relax and watch the African Fusion Dancers from Healthy Effective Alternatives to Live (H.E.A.L.). And you can learn tasty ways to prepare raw foods and discover how eating healthy can save money.

If you’re taking medications but feel confused or embarrassed, a pharmacist from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy will be on hand to answer your questions (be sure to bring your meds). Confused about Medicare/Medicaid changes? CLAIM, the Missouri State Health Insurance’s Assistance Program, can get you up-to-date.

St. Louis Public Library staff will be available to show you how to search the Internet for credible, current health-related information. Washington University’s School of Medicine’s Bernard Becker Medical Library will guide you to medical peer reviews and journals, while the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center (FRC) will assist you with consumer health information.

Plus there will be plenty of fun things to do like face painting, climbing on a fire truck, seeing the inside of a police car, balloons, attendance prizes, and much more.
For details, call Jan at 314-388-2400.

The Library is proud to partner with Washington University School of Medicine’s Bernard Becker Medical Library, Siteman Cancer Center’s Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and HealthStreet. Community support provided by Alderwoman Dionne Flowers, Riverview West Florissant Development Corporation, and Karen’s Flowers.