Long Beach Health & Wellness Expo
2010-09-17 · By Editor
Union Bank, N.A., the American Heart Association and the City of Long Beach, 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews have joined together to present the “Health & Wellness Expo,” slated for Saturday, October 2, 2010. The purpose of the event is to provide heart health and women’s health and prevention education with an emphasis on its connection to one’s financial well being. The program will focus on the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7” to achieve optimum health, high blood pressure, diabetes and breast cancer. Participants will have the opportunity to receive complimentary blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose testing, a heart health assessment and giveaways. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.
“Union Bank is committed to supporting a healthier Long Beach community,” said Union Bank Regional Executive Leticia Aguilar. “Union Bank has a long history of supporting active, healthier lifestyles and healthier workplaces. We are delighted to join Councilman Dee Andrews and the American Heart Association in sponsoring this important community event.”
“Our health is so important and sometimes we neglect it due to lack of insurance. So what better way to get free information concerning the body than by attending a free health expo,” said Councilman Dee Andrews.
Guest speakers will include Cheryl L. Browne, M.D., Physician-in-Charge of the Continuing Care Department and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee at Kaiser Permanente, South Bay. Dr. Browne, a Carson native, is active in the community and conducts many lectures and speaking engagements throughout the year, including an annual cardiovascular disease workshop for African Americans in the South Bay community. In addition, owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training (UTT), Erich Nall, a wellness coach and personal trainer and nutritionist of 25 years, will speak on physical fitness and nutritional health. Other participants Include representatives from Long Beach Memorial Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Los Angeles County and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Long Beach Branch.
“Prevention is key to living longer, healthier lives,” said Nall, a volunteer for the American Heart Association. “We are pleased to join hands with Union Bank and the City of Long Beach in the effort to raise heart health awareness in the community and provide the tools to help residents protect their heart and overall health.”
Local civic leaders, Union Bank executives and American Heart Association representatives will be available for interviews and to express their support for a healthy Long Beach community.
The “Health and Wellness Expo” will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Union Bank’s Long Beach Renaissance branch, located at 1900 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806.
Tentative schedule of events include:
- 10:00- 10:05/Councilman Dee Andrews
- 10:05-10:30/Women’s Health Awareness Presentation
- 11:15-11:20/Union Bank Welcome – Frank Robinson
- 11:20-11:45/Ceremonials Senior Union Bank Executive, local civic leaders
- Noon-12:30/American Heart Association MD speaker, Cheryl L. Browne, MD, African American focus
- 1:15-1:35/American Heart Association Fitness speaker Erich Nall,
African American focus
- 2:15-2:30/Union Bank Speaker Financial Fitness