Wellness Fair a healthy draw for Angel Fire

This year’s Health and Wellness Fair at the Angel Fire Community Center Saturday (Aug. 5) was another success, according to organizer Margaret VanAntwerp, Family Nurse Practitioner at Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic and secretary of the Angel Fire Community Foundation.

“I think it went well,”VanAntwerp said. “Participants and vendors were very actively engaged. There was a really therapeutic energy to the day. Also, we exceeded our goal for blood donations. Thank you to all who were involved!”

The free health event, which was sponsored by the Angel Fire Community Foundation, the Loving Family Memorial Fund and Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic, offered health checkups to help promote early detection, as well as physical therapy, chiropractic and acupuncture demonstrations, dental health, essential oils health benefits, Angel Flights transportation, fire extinguisher demonstrations and a blood drive.

Wende Woolley with guidance from Joanie Schell and event organizer Margaret Vanantwerp. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Joan Bohls of Angel Fire gets ready to do a screening with Tony Bustos, Lab Director for Colfax Laboratory. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Margaret VanAntwerp welcomes attendees to the Health and Wellness Fair. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Dr. Jennifer Finch of Angel Fire Chiropractic demonstrates to Henrik Krarup and Kent Bohls, both of Angel Fire. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
As Jared Johnson of the Angel Fire Fire Department demonstrates, water will not work on a gasoline or oil fire. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
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Johnson shows a fire extinguisher with a chemical retardant is a necessity. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
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Johnson gives Delilah Hawley the acronym PASS to remember fire extinguisher usage: P – Pull the pin. A – Aim low at the base of the fire. This is the where the fuel source is. S – Squeeze the lever above the handle. S – Sweep from side to side. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
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Penelope Gregory of AAA Homecare (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic’s new doctor in residence, Zachary Engelbert, D.O., demonstrates osteopathic medicine technique for Paula Russo fo El Paso, Texas. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
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Cindy Schoepfle (right) with Jolie Bodreaux and Kaoline Maloy of Ft. Collins, Colorado. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Angel Family Dentistry staffers Kelina Powell of Guadalupita and Ashley Castillo of Angel Fire visit with health fair participants. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Physical therapist Robert Niemeier of Angel Fire Physical Therapy demonstrates balance exercises to Delilah Hawkey. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
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Cheryl Mason shows good balance and grace are ageless. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Angel Fire Fire Department Chief John Murtaugh with firefighter John Perryman of Angel Fire. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Dr. Suzanne Tripodi provides acupuncture in Cimarron, Angel fire and Raton. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
assage therapist Kathy Dunbar visits with Mary Sais-Harrell. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Barbara Thorne confers with Dr. Jennifer Fitch. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Angel Fire Rotary volunteers Bret Wier and Dennis Edwards check Mark Fitch in for the blood drive. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Kevin “The Computer Guy” Robnett and Ron Downs, both of Angel Fire, do their part. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Dawn Escovieda of Albuquerque gets ready to draw blood from Wende Woolley of Angel Fire. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Inside Out Recovery staffers Abe Gordon and Kathy Sutherland-Bruaw explain their services. The Taos and Española-based nonprofit provides Northern New Mexico with many free services, including help with opiate addiction and recovery. They will be bringing a Mobile Wellness Unit to Angel Fire 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)
Brought to you by Angel Fire Community Foundation members Stan Harrell, president, Cynthia Collier, ALM Food Pantry president and foundation director, Margaret VanAntwerp, secretary, and Guy Wood, director. (Chronicle photo by Ellen Miller-Goins)