Councilman Andrews Invites Residents To Wellness Forum Hosted by St. Mary Medical Center

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Councilman Dee Andrews

The Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews invites residents to attend the Body and Soul: Wellness Forum, presented by St. Mary Medical Center, on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the John Edward Parr Health Enhancement Center, St Mary Medical Center. This public event is to inform and educate the community on health issues affecting the general community but also impacting the African American community. There will be free health screenings that includes stroke, bone density, cholesterol/glucose, blood pressure, and fat analysis. There will also be an opportunity for each woman over 40 to sign up to get a mammogram at a later date. Physician and other health experts will participate as follows:

  • Diabetes by Dr. Richard Berskon
  • Fitness by Jerry Anderson,
  • HIV Testing and Women by Linda Young, MPH
  • Spirituality and Healty by Pastor Wayne Chaney Jr of Antioch Baptist Church

Panel Discussion—Heart Disease/Stroke effects on the Family featuring Alvin Hayes (stroke survivor), Naomi Rainey (family member of heart attach victim and LB NAACP President) and Dr. Nik Kapoor (cardiologist).

The Body and Soul: Wellness Forum, presented by St. Mary Medical Center,  presented by St. Mary Medical Center, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the John Edward Parr Health Enhancement Center, St Mary Medical Center, 1050 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813.

There will also be testimonies by survivors and those living with the diseases. Free give-away items, information tables, and Gospel music will round out the evenings. The purpose of the event is to inform the community in the greater Long Beach area of the importance of preventative health care and its’ impact on health. It is our goal to reach those individuals that are at risk and assist in referrals to resources. All ages welcomed.

For more information call (562) 570-6816 or Rachel Plotkin at (562) 413-0893.

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