Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hosts Back to School Wellness Fair

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Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre hosts Back to School Wellness Fair


WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – As the last precious weeks of summer give way to the first day of school for children across Pennsylvania, Geisinger will offer kids a fun way to learn about wellness.

Geisinger’s Back to School Wellness Fair will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, 25 Church St. Parking will be available in the Church Street parking garage.

The event will feature games, educational activities, healthy snacks and giveaways for children of all ages, and activity stations will be staffed by health professionals who can help families kick off the school year in a wellness-forward state-of-mind.

Activities will include fitness games, food games, fitness dice, MyPlate trivia, backpack activities, bean bag toss, dangers of smoking, asthma education and a handwashing demonstration.

Families can register online at, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Media outlets are welcome to cover. Please confirm coverage with Matt Mattei at 570-881-0817.

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One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.