Encinitas residents turn out for Wellness Week

February 26, 2014 by  

Encinitas, California’s 101 MainStreet Association began Wellness Week on January 25 at the local library. The event, the fourth annual festival, spread over several of the library’s venues, and saw more than 1,000 people turn out to take part in a number of activities and attend lectures and demonstrations.

Among the enjoyable activities were free acupuncture treatments and massages, as well as cooking classes, health screenings, and demonstrations of children’s yoga techniques. Free product samples were also available.

Dozens of exhibitors set up tables and booths inside the library and in its parking lot, with activities aimed at children taking place on the library’s patio. Demonstrations and presentations were held in the venue’s spacious auditorium, or in smaller meeting rooms.

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts was on hand to recognize the MainStreet Association as a partner in San Diego County’s health-centered effort, called the ‘Live Well San Diego’ program. He also declared January 25 to be ‘Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association Day’. Among the other dignitaries on hand for the day were Teresa Barth, mayor of Encinitas; Mark Muir, the deputy mayor, and several city council members and school officials.

Encinitas officials could build on the success of this year’s event by contacting brochure printers to create a mailer for residents, describing the week and suggesting they plan to attend next year.