Wood River Health Hosts 3rd Annual Wellness Fair

June 18, 2024

Wood River Health hosted its 3rd Annual Head to Toe Wellness Fair on Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on The Esplanade at Wilcox Park, 44 Broad Street, Westerly. Sponsored by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and in partnership with Westerly Library and Wilcox Park, the family-friendly event connected attendees with resources from many local non-profit organizations.

The annual Head to Toe Wellness Fair also serves as an opportunity for community members to connect with Wood River Health’s providers and staff outside of a health care setting. Health related information and resources are distributed by Wood River Health’s Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Services, its Community Resources Team and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) department and many of its community partners.

“We enjoyed beautiful weather again this year and our Wellness Fair received a great number of visitors,” stated Alison L. Croke, President and CEO of Wood River Health. “We thank Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island for investing in this event. We are also grateful to Westerly Library and Wilcox Park for providing us with a convenient location to connect community members with resources to help them thrive.”

Participating organizations included Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter, Frank Olean Center, Inc., Genoa Healthcare, Hopkinton Police Department’s Certified Compassion Dog (Officer Raymond), The Incredible Years, Jonnycake Center of Westerly, Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Marigold Health, PACE Organization of RI, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Ray of Hope, Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need (RICAN), Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry (RISNER), Savory Fare, South County Prevention Coalition, Thundermist Health Center, UnitedHealthcare RIte Smiles, United Way’s 211, Wellbeing Collaborative, the Westerly Mental Health Resource Center and YMCA Ocean Community Westerly-Pawcatuck Branch.

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 health maintenance organization, was onsite at the event to provide resources and answer questions about its medical plans. WBLQ broadcast live during the Wellness Fair, interviewing representatives from Wood River Health and its community partners.

Visitors were encouraged to participate in a free raffle for a chance to win gift certificates to the Ocean Community Chamber and the Mystic Chamber. Representatives from all organizations distributed brochures, program information, hand sanitizers, thermometers, pill organizers, hot and cold packs, coloring books, nutritional cookbooks, dental kits, stickers, fidget spinners and more.

To see photos of the 2024 event, visit Wood River Health’s social media pages at or Wood River Health plans to host its 4th Annual Head to Toe Wellness Fair in June 2025.