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Make a healthy start to the New Year.

Make a healthy start to the New Year. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

10 AM - 4 PM

Great Bend Events Center – 3111 10th Street, Great Bend

Admission is FREE


Attend the Health & Wellness Expo presented by The Great Bend Tribune.

The Central Kansas Health & Wellness Expo is a family friendly event focusing on community health and wellness. 

• Attend a free information session on a variety of topics related to your health and financial wellness.

• Take time to play at the Imagination Playground.

• Talk to area experts that can help you achieve your goals.

• Check out your lab numbers by utilizing the Healthy Living lab service (be certain to fast).

• Bring your teddy bear or doll for a free checkup at the Teddy Bear Clinic.

• Discover products and services designed to help you live better.

• Sign up for a fitness or staying active program.

• Learn about new developments in medical care.

• Find treatment alternatives designed specifically for you.

• Check out the latest home equipment and services to help you stay mobile.

• Join a support group!

• Grab a delicious breakfast or lunch prepared by Great Bend Coffee.

• Be certain to stop by the CVB office for a cup of coffee!

Your hosts are committed to promoting a healthier community by building partnerships with organizations and businesses to provide information and motivation empowering individuals and families to take action to improve wellness and financial health.


Special presentations and demonstrations will take place throughout the morning. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 620-792-1211 or send a message to advertising@gbtribune.com

2020 Central Kansas Health and Wellness Expo Map

Click here to download the 2020 Vendor's booth map.

Participating Vendors with Booth Space Assignment

1. The University of Kansas Health System
2. Magna Dry
3. TLC Pet Salon
4. The Center for Counseling & Consultation
5. Kansas Wetlands Education Center
6. PHP (People Helping People) Agency
7. Comfort Pro
8. Beugelsdijk Chiropractic
9. Central Care Cancer Center
10. Barton Community College Nursing Dept.
      Imagination Playground
12. Great Bend Recreation
13. Great Bend Appliance
17. Clara Barton Hospital and Clinics
18. Dairy Queen
19. DAT Fitness
20. Xpress Wellness Clinic
21. HearingLife
22. Chiropractic Arts
23. Custom Rebath & My Kitchens
24. Brookdale Senior Living
26. Barton County Health Dept.
27. RSVP
28. Nex-Tech Wireless
29. Country Place Senior Living-Hoisington
30. 10th Street Eyecare
34. Angels Care Home Health
35. Golden Belt Bicycle
37. Heart of Kansas
38. JK Intentional Nutrition/Brenda's Beauties
39. Stueder Contractors
43. TNT Renovations
44. Deanna Vannoster State Farm Agency
45. Sam's Club
46. Spectrum CPS Partners, LLC

Attend a free informative session


11:30 a.m. – Curtis Wolf, Kansas Wetlands Education Center 

The basics of bird watching, including what to look for, binocular use and field guide use. There will also be an interactive part where participants will be able to put their skills to the test.


Noon – Melanie Schroeter, University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus

Discussion of dizziness, balance and vestibular.


12:30 p.m. – Berny Unruh, Great Bend-based family and consumer wellness agent for the Cottonwood Extension District

Getting organized and reducing stress as part of a healthier lifestyle.


1 p.m. – Kristian Pearson, the Center for Counseling and Consultation

What is mental health first aid?


1:30 p.m. – Dr. Mark Fesen, Central Care Cancer Center

Lung cancer and smoking cessation.


2 p.m. – Barry Bowers, Spectrum CPA Partners

Discussion of social security, the income limitations, income tax issues and other considerations. Social Security has a lot of rules. Know some of the basics to ask the correct questions.


2:30 p.m. – Pharmacist Preston Moore, Hyatt Life   Sciences of Sterling

Overview of the company, dietary supplements and Afaya, a mixture of black calla lily and other extracts used as an herbal treatment.


3 p.m. – Dr. Sam Beugelsdijk, Beugelsdijk Chiropractic

Utilizing the iTrack chair for treating neck problems by realigning the neck’s natural curvature through a series of traction treatments.