Healthy living was the topic of discussion at Keystone College this weekend.
The Natural Health Clinic and Vendor Fair, an annual event since 2014, took over the college’s Hibbard Campus Center on Saturday. The free event throughout much of the day aimed to expose the community to the holistic and natural health practitioners in the area, said Donna LaBar, the clinic’s founder.
Speakers discussed healthy living over three floors of the campus center while demonstrations, including chair yoga, were offered. Vendors sold everything from honey and soaps to supplements and essential oils while healthy living organizations told attendees about their programs and products and offered tutorials.
LaBar, of Tunkhannock, previously hosted the clinic at Shadowbrook Inn in Tunkhannock, but the event outgrew the space. A Keystone College alumni, LaBar then partnered with the college.
The clinic and fair was also a fundraiser for Keystone College’s scholarship fund, said Elena O’Connor, director of conferences and special events. All vendor fees went toward the fund.
The author of “Simple. Natural. Healing.,” LaBar had several health scares with friends and family. These experiences led her to receive her certification as an Integrative Health Coach, research alternatives to traditional medication and pen her book.
She now does public speaking and individual health counselling.
LaBar hopes with the annual clinic, people realize there are many more options to support their health they haven’t considered.