1st Annual Long Beach Health and Wellness Fair at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Long Beach

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health-care Robert Wood Johnson Foundation AwardsFree medical screenings are one of the central offerings of the 1st Annual Long Beach Health and Wellness Community Fair which is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Health and Wellness Fair will be held at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church facilities, which are located at 741 East 10th Street, Long Beach, California.

This free community event in Long Beach has been organized to promote awareness of community health and wellness resources and provide basic education regarding the development of a healthy lifestyle. Free medical screenings will be offered for: glucose, stroke, HIV testing, dental health, glaucoma, asthma, hearing, bone density, skin issues and podiatry issues. A variety of health resources in Long Beach, California will have representatives available to share information and answer questions for those attending the Health and Wellness Fair. Prizes will be given away throughout the event.

Nutritious snacks will be provided and ongoing entertainment is planned to keep the atmosphere celebratory and fun for the entire family. Short informational talks regarding various health and wellness issues will be given throughout the Community Health and Wellness Fair. Long Beach residents will have the opportunity to learn more about proper nutrition, diabetes, care of the elderly and back health, among other topics. Attendees will also have the opportunity to consult with a pharmacy professional regarding their questions about both prescription and nonprescription medications.

St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church, a recognized Historical Landmark in the City of Long Beach, has served the community for 60 years and is a primary sponsor of the community event, which is expected to be repeated on an annual basis. Some of the other major sponsors include Long Memorial Medical Center, Saint Mary’s Medical Center, the American Cancer Society and EmpowerCare (Complex Care Management) , all of Long Beach.

Additional information regarding the event can be obtained by calling: 562-335-9869 or visit www.careconnectonline.com.

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