Health & Wellness Fair

In 2015 the theme of the Cornwall Lions’ Health & Wellness Community Fair is "Living Well and Eating Local" to emphasize the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet that is rich in the fruits and vegetables readily available at local grocery stores and Cornwall’s own farmer's markets. The Health & Wellness Fair will be held alongside the Farmer’s Market at Munger Cottage from 9AM – 2PM on Saturday, May 2nd.

Bring your old eyeglasses and hearing aids!  We recycle them.  We are also collecting food donations for the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

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Health Screenings  

The fair will offer a variety of free health screenings including blood pressure, carotid artery, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI) and a breathing test to help detect asthma and other respiratory problems.  Tests will be provided courtesy of Greater Hudson Family Health Centers.


Medical awareness on the topics of glaucoma and cataracts will be presented by Dr. Thien Huynh. Dr. Huynh specializes in the early detection as well as medical and surgical treatment of Glaucoma. Highland Opthalmology. Deanne Brady of New York Eyewear will provide vision screenings, lens design education, eyewear adjustments and contact lens information.

The Cornwall Lions will be performing vision screening in local and area pre-schools and elementary schools utilizing a newly acquired plusoptiX Vision Screener. It is designed to screen for refractive error, anisocoria and strabismus in children starting at age 6 months. Vision Screening can be performed in any child because the only compliance needed is a short fixation on the camera.  Refraction, pupil sizes and corneal reflexes are measured and compared to age based referral criteria automatically. Referral criteria are:

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  • Anisometropia - compares refraction of both eyes
  • Astigmatism - checks corneal irregularities
  • Hyperopia - checks farsightedness
  • Myopia - checks nearsightedness
  • Corneal reflexes - checks symmetric eye alignment
  • Anisocoria - compares pupil sizes of both eyes

An immediate assessment can be provided to the parents to enable them to follow up with their pediatrician.  


Hearing screening will be provided by Zounds Hearing of Fishkill


Dental screening and oral health education will be provided by Dr. Delaney Acosta of Creating Dental Excellence.  


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Spinal evaluations will be conducted by Dr. Anthony Manoy of Community Wellness Chiropractic.

Health & Wellness Help Desk

Jane Savage of Savage Health is a Certiied Health Coach and will be on hand to answer any health and wellness questions. Trained in Integrative Nutrition she is also a member of the International Association of Health Coaches.Jane Savage




Weight Loss & Weight Maintenance

christine masterson smallChristine Dorsey of Your Ideal Body | Ideal Protien Clinic discusses weight loss, but also stabilization of blood sugar levels and other obesity related issues.  Chistine believes learning how to maintain a stable weight after dieting should be your ultimate goal.






Mini-Seminars and Presentations

Seminars and presentations will be offered each half hour all day. Physicians and other medical experts will be on hand to give informational presentations and receive questions from attendees.

Dr. Ron Cuffe  Cardiologist Ron Cuffe, MD of the Hudson Valley Heart Center will discuss heart health.   Running tips?  You'll have to talk to his daughters.



  Endocrinologist Dr. Meryl Reichman, MD of Mt. Kisco Medical Group, will discuss diabetes (particularly Type 2 Diabetes), diabetes prevention and treatment and general metabolism issues.

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George Toth LCSWR of Alternative Counseling in Cornwall will discuss psychotherapy and hypnosis treatments for physical, emotional, and spiritual health.  he is also an Adjunct Professor of Family Counseling at Long Island University and has appeared on the Discovery Channel reality TV series American Chopper as a family therapist.


"My Aching Back” and other chronic pains and subluxation will be addressed by Dr. Eric Brower, Chiropractor with Innate Chiropractic in Newburgh.

“My Feet are Killing Me” presentation by Dr. Timothy Fishman, Podiatric Medicine of the Cappa Podiatry practice.   DrFishman





Yoga! Yoga! Yoga!  Stepahanie Chiappa of Studio 208 will be providing a yoga demonstration designed to move your body, stimulate your mind, and celebrate your spirit.  stephanieChiappa






FOOD!!!  Healthy and Locally Sourced!!

The fair also will include live cooking demonstrations led by Executive Chef and Director of Nutrition, Marc Uhric of St. Lukes Cornwall Hospital in the Munger Cottage Kitchen. His lunch menu will feature pizza, green salad and a special side dish. The healthy and diabetes-friendly breakfast cooking demonstration will feature Farmer’s Market regular Cornucopia Chef Nick Mouhteros preparing fresh Eggbert eggs with feta and sweet potato hash. Senza Glutine by Carmela, another Farmer’s Market regular will showcase and prepare fresh greens salad provided by Blooming Hill Farms and discuss her diabetic-friendly, gluten and carbo-free desserts.

Information booths, healthy food, and a special visit from Guiding Eyes for the Blind trainer and puppy will round out the day's festivities.  guidingeyeslogo

Plan to visit the "Farmer's Market" on-site and select fruits, vegetables, fresh eggs, cheeses, grass-fed beef and desserts to take home. We’ll provide the recipes!


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