Thursday, March 24, 2011
Our agency hosted a health fair which was held at one of our church halls with a number of health-related services presenting. I set up a table with some SparkPeople flyers and a copy of The Spark and answered folk's questions as they came by.
One of the coolest things I did after a while was to browse some of the other tables and chat with folks. I discovered that even the insurance companies that were there were very interested in SparkPeople. Of course for self-serving reasons (e.g. saving a $!), but felt that it would be most worthwhile passing along information to the people they cover to promote healthy lifestyles which would prevent rising costs to the company's bottom line!
I also discovered that our local Co-operative Extension regularly holds classes for low-income, disadvantaged people on shopping for healthy, low-cost foods. They were intrigued by such a comprehensive and FREE service as SparkPeople which could be promoted to those attending their classes.
I networked with a home health nurse who was part of a Parish Nursing service who felt that SparkPeople was a promising service to recommend to their clients (and staff as well...lol!).
All in all, a very fruitful couple of hours!
PS...My Specialized Tricross is tuned up, new chain and ready for another awesome cycling season!! Picked it up tonight...too late for a ride...still pretty chilly out there but hoping I can work in a ride this weekend...!