The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s
second annual Health & Wellness
Week features a series of free events in January,
open to anyone interested in meeting up
with local wellness professionals and exploring
how they might achieve their wellness
goals in 2016.
Chamber officials said each of the Health
& Wellness Week events includes the chance
to meet with a variety of experts in one place
while also sampling various activities as well
as healthy food, water and juice, wine, and
perhaps even a beer.
Attendees are advised to dress comfortably
to take part in the voluntary activities and to
bring a friend to join them. Besides a range
of activities, participants will also be able to
find a time to chat with health and wellness
Pre-registration is encouraged at
The events include:
Healthy & Happy, 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
19, at the Saratoga City Tavern.
Health & Wellness Expo in Clifton Park,
5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Clifton
Healthy Activities Circuit, in The Washington,
on Broadway, in Saratoga Springs,
hosted by Saratoga Cycling Studio, 5-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Healthy Food, Wine and Yoga, Cornell
Cooperative Extension, Ballston Spa, 5-7:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.
Freebie & Discount Friday, where people
can get free passes and discounts on health
and wellness related classes and products
from 10 participating businesses. (Visit
chamber.saratoga.org for a list of participants).
Saratoga Farmer’s Market and Health Fair,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, Lincoln
Baths Building, Saratoga Spa State Park.
Hops & Yoga, at Common Roots Brewery,
South Glens Falls, 11 a.m. to noon Sunday,
“The mission of the Chamber’s #healthysaratoga
movement is to ensure that Saratoga
County is one of the healthiest places to live
and work,” said Todd Shimkus, Chamber
president. “For us to succeed, we need more
individuals to do what they can to improve
their own health and wellness. That is why
we are again hosting a Health and Wellness
Week in January as our 30-plus participating
health and wellness experts look to share
their expertise and to help those who attend
any of these free events.”
The Health and Wellness Week is one of
four signature events the Saratoga County
Chamber of Commerce will run in 2016
to encourage and help people living and
working in Saratoga County to achieve their
health and wellness goals. Besides this Health
& Wellness Week, the Chamber will host a
#HealthySaratoga HORSE Basketball Tournament
in March; a month-long celebration of
Employee Wellness in June; and a #Healthy-
Saratoga Silent Disco in October.
The #HealthySaratoga movement is being
sponsored in 2016 by the Adirondack Trust
Co. and Blue Shield of Northeastern New