GILFORD — Melissa Morrison, APRN, FNP-C, Certified Health Coach and Owner of Red Anchor Wellness in Gilford has announced the inaugural Health Expo, a free event to meet and greet the health and wellness options available right here in the Lakes Region. The Health Expo will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Opechee Park in Laconia (rain date: Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Local businesses are gearing up to showcase what they have to offer the Lakes Region to support and enhance overall wellness. The Health Expo will feature something for everyone who’s looking to kickstart, maintain, or improve their overall health and wellness.

Attendees will get to know and learn about local gyms and personal trainers, complementary and alternative medicine, and self-care modalities. They can also participate in LIVE and FREE structured workouts for all ages, as well as enjoy some nutritious and healthy food from local restaurants. Raffles, music, and more will round out this day of fun and wellness.

“Nutrition, physical activity, and self-care are imperative aspects to wellness and mental health, and we are so fortunate to live in the Lakes Region where we have all we need right here at our fingertips! You don’t need to travel out of the region to get the best gyms, most ideal self-care, or fresh, local, healthy food. It is all around,” Melissa says, adding, “My goal in hosting this Health Expo is to help connect our community to all these amazing options.”

For more information, or to secure a space at the Expo for your business, contact or visit

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