Ardmore, PA – The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. (JLP), in partnership with Lankenau Medical Center, is proud to announce the Third Annual Empowering You Health Fair on Saturday, April 11, 2015. This event is free and open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and will offer a variety of interactive activities, 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
- Barre3 and Zumba exercise classes with trained instructors
- Healthy cooking and meal planning lessons, sponsored by Whole Foods
- An introduction to tabletop gardening techniques with Greener Partners
In addition, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, JLP and Lankenau will host a panel on current medical issues featuring Dr. Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RD, LDN. Dr. Brill, who has been published in a variety of popular wellness magazines such as Prevention and Woman’s World, will provide a keynote session entitled "The Delicious Side of Heart Healthy." Other speakers will include Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologists Jeffrey Wuhl, MD and Katie Hawthorne, MD.
The event will be held at the Health Education Center and Auditorium inside Lankenau Medical Center. Free parking will be available in Lot A, just below the main entrance of the hospital. Lankenau is easily accessible via SEPTA Bus 105 and the SEPTA G Bus from Overbrook Station, and driving directions can be found on the Lankenau Medical Center location page.
The event supports the Apple a Day Healthy Living™ initiative, The Junior League of Philadelphia’s multi-tiered community initiative with the goal of creating a positive impact on the health and wellness on people in the Greater Philadelphia area. “We are very excited for the 2015 Empowering You Health Fair”, said JLP President Emily Schwarz. “Partnering with Lankenau Medical Center gives us the opportunity to provide important health services to all members of the community, and share our Apple A Day Healthy Living initiative with those that benefit the most.”
“We are proud to partner with the Junior League for the third year in a row to encourage health and wellness in our community and provide families with the tools and resources they need to take charge of their health,” says Chinwe Onyekere, Associate Administrator at Lankenau Medical Center. “We are continually looking for ways to disseminate health care and health education to our communities, and The Junior League of Philadelphia is an incredible resource.”
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).
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