• Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the 2020 Community Health & Wellness Fair has been canceled. Find a statement from our Executive Director below.

  • Taking into account we continue to be in Phase IV of the Restore Illinois Coronavirus Response Plan, and our priority of ensuring the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and community, it is with great sadness we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person 2020 Community Health & Wellness Fair, rescheduled for mid-September. 

    What Is Our Plan B?

    Our event committee has met virtually and unanimously agreed to partner with the Wednesday Journal to produce a Health & Wellness special section insert into their annual Answer Book Magazine due out mid-October. The Wednesday Journal will deliver this publication to 15,000 Oak Park and River Forest households. 

    So, please look forward to hearing and seeing more from our vendors this fall. It may not be in the original way we intended, however, it will succeed at achieving our ultimate and original goal for the Fair - to connect our vendors and sponsors to our community. 

    And if you are Health or Wellness business or organization in our community and did not register for the 2020 Fair, it is not too late to be part of the Answer Book insert. Please contact us to obtain pricing information and learn more. 

    Since 1905, our Chamber has been there for our business community. We look forward to sharing more Health-related information throughout 2020 and beyond. 

    Warm wishes + in good health,

    Liz Holt 

    Executive Director

    OPRF Chamber of Commerce

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    The 6th Annual Community Health & Wellness Fair originally rescheduled for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 11A-3P at the FFC Gym in Oak Park has been CANCELED. This annual spring event, which showcases outstanding health + wellness services available locally, attracts hundreds of area residents who interact with 80+ exhibitors and attend free fitness classes, receive complimentary screenings, enjoy family activities + appreciate excellent giveaways. We hope to hold this event in 2021. Any updates regarding a future event will be available here. 

    How can I be a vendor? Vendor registration for this event is closed. View vendor FAQs + registration info for a TBD 2021 event HERE

    How can I be a sponsor? The sponsor registration for this event is closed. Learn more about marketing opportunities for a TBD 2021 event HERE or contact us

    How can I attend? Attendee registration for this event is closed. This fair is free + open to the public. Advance free registration on Eventbrite for a TBD 2021 event will be able here. 

    How can I volunteer? Volunteer registration for this event is closed. Please consider volunteering in the future for a TBD 2021 event where you can work alongside health industry professionals at one of 30+ two hour volunteer shifts. Volunteer perks typically include: complimentary lunch, t-shirt, tote bag, FFC gym 3-day pass (age 18+) + FFC On-Demand 2-week pass. Volunteer sign-ups for a future event will be available here.

     

  • 2019 Health & Wellness Fair Highlights (Film Credit: Griffin & Stebbing)
  • Thank You To Griffin & Stebbing Thank You To Griffin & Stebbing

    2019 Health & Wellness Fair Film Credit to:

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    Our Past Sponsors Share Why They Support The Health & Wellness Fair

    Karen Mayer, Vice President of Patient Care Service at Rush Oak Park Hospital, says, "Rush Oak Park Hospital is proud to again be the main sponsor of the Health and Wellness Fair. This free event is a great opportunity for community members to not only learn more about the kind of quality services our hospital provides, but to gather information about what our community partners have to offer. It’s a great resource for improving health, and we’re excited to be a part of it every year."

    Carey E. Carlock, CEO of Riveredge Hospital, says, "We are proud to support the 5th annual Health and Wellness Fair. We fervently believe that mental health is an essential element to overall health and wellness. It remains our responsibility and privilege to partner with individuals and agencies committed to individual and community recovery. Creative Arts Therapy – Yoga, Animal Assisted Therapy, Dance and Movement, Art and Peace Circles are just some of the ways we connect in healing.  We celebrate and thank you for this opportunity and these fantastic partnerships!"

    Kim Cepak, Owner of Ashland Vine Senior Home Care, says, "Ashland Vine Senior Home Care is thrilled to be partaking in this year’s Health & Wellness Fair at FFC, as one of the biggest events in Oak Park it brings needed resources and community together in one place. Attendees can expect to be able to take their blood pressure, receive screenings, play games or take advantage of the many free fitness classes. Be sure to pick up a raffle ticket for the great gift basket give-a-way every half hour. We at Ashland Vine Senior Home Care are super excited about the new venue and looking forward to the many new faces we will be meeting."

    Robert Stelletello, Owner of Right At Home Hinsdale/Oak Park/Chicago and a Co-Chair for the 2019 Fair, says, "We are very excited to be part of the 5th Annual H&W Expo. We have been involved since it began and are amazed at how it has grown in attendance, number of exhibitors, quality of programming and overall professionalism.  There is something here for all ages, singles, families and seniors to enjoy and benefit from. Moving to a new venue in the Fitness Formula Oak Park gives us a prominent location and allows all activities and attractions to be consolidated onto one floor in adjacent space.  This should really help to generate excitement and energy during the event. As a provider of in home care services to seniors and disabled adults it is very important for us to be involved in the community and to be seen as a supporter of local businesses and community groups. I can't think of a better opportunity to "wave the flag" than at the H&W Expo!"

     

  • View Photos From Our 2019 Fair! View Photos From Our 2019 Fair!