FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Extension, a pioneer in the latest anti-aging research and integrative health therapies, while offering superior quality, research-backed dietary supplements, today announced the September 10th grand opening of a new 11,000 square foot facility along with a week-long celebration of events for the public to occur September 9th–17th. The new facility includes a state-of-the-art vitamin and supplements retail store, blood lab, pharmacy, lecture hall and clinical research lab.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler and Commissioner Bruce G. Roberts will kick off the unveiling to the Fort Lauderdale public, followed by the Life Extension Health Fair, a free consumer event from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 5990 N. Federal Highway. During the ribbon-cutting, The Pantry of Broward will receive a $2,000 product donation to assist with their mission of serving seniors on low fixed incomes throughout Broward County, South Florida.
Activities during the fair include free one-on-one consultations with health advisors; free health screenings including bone density, blood pressure and body fat analysis; health tests including blood testing and vascular testing; product demonstrations; a free weight loss lecture and facility tours. The first 500 attendees will receive a free gift bag that includes a free Life Extension membership and supplement samples valued at over $50. In addition, drawings will be held throughout the day for a variety of prizes, including gift baskets and a Life Extension gift card worth $100.
"We wish Life Extension the best as they open their new facility and bring health care education and access to residents of the Fort Lauderdale area," said Jack Seiler, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale. "This facility is expected to bring substantial revenue to our South Florida community and provide a boost to our local economy."
Lectures and sampling will continue throughout the week and those interested are encouraged to visit www.LifeExtension.com/event for an up-to-date schedule.
"The growth of our facility is based on the great need to improve the health of our community and country. We expect that nearly 20,000 people will walk through the doors of our new standalone venue to take advantage of the outreach programs, health educational opportunities, screenings and other health promoting products and services," said Paul Gilner, CEO of Life Extension. "We look forward to a successful consumer health fair on September 10th and continuing to support the public for years to come at our new location."
While guests are at the consumer health fair September 10th, they are encouraged to tour the new facility which includes:
- Nutrition Center – The Nutrition Center showcases over 350 Life Extension brand vitamins and supplements and more than 2,000 other trusted brand products, supplements and books. The Nutrition Center also presents free lectures on a variety of health topics and offers consultations with Life Extension Health Advisors (naturopaths, nurses, nutritionists, and personal trainers) to help better understand which products belong in your personal regimen of supplements, diet and exercise.
- Full-service Pharmacy – The Life Extension Pharmacy® offers consumers an integrative approach to pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals while slashing the cost of prescription drugs. The knowledgeable staff can answer questions, provide custom compounding for prescriptions and advise on generic alternatives that are often less expensive than insurance co-pays.
- State-of-the-art Blood Lab – Life Extension offers individual tests and complete blood panels at a fraction of what commercial blood labs charge and without the time, effort and money spent visiting a doctor. The test results come directly to you and can be explained to you in confidence by one of our knowledgeable Health Advisors. During the Grand Opening week, you can get any blood test or blood panel at 25% off member prices.
- Clinical Research Center – For over 30 years Life Extension has been funding and reporting groundbreaking research designed to help you live healthier longer. That research has led to such innovative recommendations as melatonin for immune function and Irvingia African mango extract for weight management. Current research at the new facility will include investigations into using nutritional supplements for Alzheimer's disease and weight management.
About Life Extension
For more than 30 years, Life Extension has been a pioneer in funding and reporting the latest anti-aging research and integrative health therapies while offering superior-quality dietary supplements to consumers. A trailblazer in the $26 billion U.S. dietary supplements industry, Life Extension's core mission is to extend the healthy human life span using an integrative approach and funding cutting-edge scientific research. For more information, visit www.lef.org, www.Twitter.com/LifeExtension, www.Facebook.com/LifeExtension and www.YouTube.com/LifeExtensionVideos.
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