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Junior League of Philadelphia Empowering You Health Fair

April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 16, 2016




THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA, INC. SPONSORS THE FOURTH ANNUAL
EMPOWERING YOU HEALTH FAIR ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016

Ardmore, PA – The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP), in partnership with Lankenau Medical Center, is proud to announce the fourth annual Empowering You Health Fair: Health and Wellness on a Budget, taking place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. This free event at Lankenau’s campus will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer a variety of interactive activities and panel discussion, including:

–           Health screenings conducted by members of the Lankenau Community Health Services team:  cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure screenings, Dexa scan, body mass index (BMI) checks, and Skin Scope dermatology screenings

–  Free dental screening and oral health education for children

–  Free barre3 and Jazzercise exercise classes with trained instructors

–  Healthy cooking on a budget demonstration sponsored by the Vetri Foundation, HoneyGrow and SHARE

–  Free children’s bicycle helmets and fittings

–  “Small Changes, Big Results: Illness Prevention Strategies in a Quick-Fix Society” panel discussion.

 

In addition to providing various healthy and educational activities, attendees are also encouraged to participate in JLP’s initiative to support our community:

– Food drive of nonperishable breakfast items such as cereal, oatmeal, breakfast bars and canned fruits for the
Ardmore Food Pantry

– Clothing Drive of gently used clothing, shoes, accessories for the JLP Thrift Shop.
The event will be held in the Main Lobby of Lankenau Medical Center. Parking is available in Lot A, just below the main entrance of the hospital. Attendees will receive parking validation. Lankenau is also easily accessible via SEPTA Bus 105 and the SEPTA G Bus from Overbrook Station, and driving directions can be found at www.mainlinehealth.org/Lankenau.

The event supports the Apple a Day Healthy Living InitiativeTM, the JLP’s multi-tiered community initiative with the goal of creating a positive impact on the health and wellness of people in the Greater Philadelphia area. “The Junior League of Philadelphia is thrilled to host our fourth annual Empowering You Health Fair in partnership with Lankenau Hospital”, said Erin Bushnell, JLP President. “We’re excited that this year’s theme, Health and Wellness on a Budget, will provide the community with tips, tools and techniques for low and no cost ways to live a healthy life. Through our Apple A Day initiative we are working to improve the lives of Philadelphians by educating and empowering them to be advocates for their own health.”

Please visit www.jlphiladelphia.org or contact healthfair@jlphiladelphia.org with any questions about the event or for more information.
About The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.

The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and a member of The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI).

About Lankenau Medical Center

Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked number seven in Pennsylvania and number four in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, is ranked nationally for diabetes and endocrinology, and is high-performing in 11 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.

The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc.

27 W. Lancaster Avenue

Ardmore, PA 19003

 

Media Contact:

Vicki Cox: marketing@jlphiladelphia.org

Details

Date:
April 16, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.jlphiladelphia.org/eyhf/

Organizer

Junior League of Philadelphia
Phone:
610.645.9696
Email:
marketing@jlphi.org
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Venue

Lankenau Medical Center
100 Lancaster Ave
Wynnewood, PA 19096 United States
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