Dr. David Simon, co-owner of Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center, has been the driving force behind the Community Wellness Day event that has taken place at Randolph Middle School three times over the past four years. For many residents, businesses, and township departments, it has become an important event on the calendar that brings the Randolph community together.
The 2018 version took place March 24, and just like in years past, it saw the Randolph Middle School bustling with residents visiting exhibitor booths and mingling with neighbors during the afternoon hours.
Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center is passionate about hosting and organizing the event. Claire Keller, the Community Outreach and Business Development Director for the Center, worked with Simon to manage the behind-the-scenes day-to-day planning of the event.
The Randolph YMCA, Pediatric Dental Associates, CKO Kickboxing, Goddard School of Randolph, and CCM were just some of the exhibitors supporting the event and helping share a variety of info about health and wellness.
One of the great “side-effects” of the event is the many partnerships that have formed among the exhibitors over the years. Businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity to network with each other and explore how they can work together in other ways.
“The exhibitors felt very positively about the event and enjoyed the opportunity to have conversations with the attendees,” said Simon. What helped make it a success was the exhibitors’ enthusiasm about spreading the word, as well as the many volunteers we had who helped it run smoothly.”
With the incredible amount of time and effort that goes into pulling off the event, Simon was asked why he does it.
“At Randolph Pain Relief and Wellness Center, we are passionate about health and wellness and want to share that passion and expertise with the community at large,” said Simon. “One important example is our ability to help patients find conservative alternatives to opioids.
“Pain is complicated and there are many ways to address it that do not involve addictive medicines. We hope all of the businesses involved bring knowledge and tips such as this to the community so that individuals have the ability to make educated decisions about their own health.”