Health and Wellness Festival in Oliverea Valley April 26


East meets west in health and wellness when Sage Assist and Cold Spring Lodge stage the Sage Health and Wellness Festival in Oliverea this month. 
Traditional preventive health-care screenings will be featured by Margaretville Hospital In Motion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 26. Massage, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, and other popular healing modalities will also be featured. Healthy habits like Zumba and healthy products like Young Living Essential Oils and Khoi body care products will be among the many offerings. Locally produced food items like maple syrup and chocolates will also be featured at the festival, which has free parking and free admission.
Margaretville Hospital In Motion is a fully equipped and staffed mobile health van making its first trip to Oliverea.  It provides free blood pressure, pulse oximetry and body mass index screenings and education and information on disease prevention and management, injury prevention and minor injury management.  The van connects people with the full service critical care hospital where they can access both inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care and connect with Mountainside Residential Care Services.

The festival will also feature private, one-on-one consultations and services, public presentations, free samples of healthy foods, and many door prizes. There will be indoor and outdoor features and the festival will be held rain or shine. 
Sage Assist is a local business focused on elder care and healthy living. Proprietor Stephanie Bren­nan has nearly 20 years of experience in care giving for elderly and families. In her work, Brennan utilizes a wide variety of approaches to create a sense of well being for her clients. A Reiki practitioner and user of oils, crystals, aroma therapy and music therapy, Brennan saw a need to bring those approaches together for others as well. 

Praise for Mountainside
“I have worked at Mountainside Residential Care Center and have utmost respect for what they and Margaretville Hospital, bring to our community,” said Brennan. “We are really blessed to have this five-star institution, and the hospital, in our community.” But, Brennan went on, “we are equally lucky to have hundreds of exceptional healers in dozens of other modalities in our region and we really need to showcase them as well.”
Vendors, practitioners and other service providers are still being accepted and will find information on participation and registration at or by calling 586-6201.