After receiving feedback from LIUNA members, health providers and LINUA leadership, Local 563 incorporated those suggestions into this year’s health fair at their training center in Hugo, Minn. It also gave the local a chance to showcase their new 37,000-foot addition at the center, the Fred Chase Building.

“First off, it was great to get our events going again and secondly, it was wonderful to provide a great health fair experience for all 1,000 of our attendees and participants,” explained Dwight Engen, steering committee team member for Local 563.

Aside from the usual opportunities for members to sign up for hearing checks, mammograms and to donate blood, the mission this year was to place a special focus on mental health with the This Amazing Life interactive exhibit put on by Sand Creek EAP. Speakers included Bob Swanson with a message on suicide prevention and, on a lighter note, outdoor enthusiasts and TV personalities Ron and Laura Schara.