By Andrea Leonhardt

June 14, 2018, 11:11 am

 

Healthfirst’s annual Health & Wellness Expo returns to Brownsville with free health screenings and wellness services to increase awareness around pressing health matters affecting the local community.

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Assemblywoman Latrice Walker and Councilwomen Alicka Ampry-Samuel, joined by leading health experts, will moderate a free health panel breakfast and town hall meeting hosted by Healthfirst on Saturday, June 16 12, from 9:00am-11:00am at the Van Dyke Community Center, followed by the all-day Health & Wellness Expo at the Dr. Green Playground in Brownsville.

The popular event is expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees and generate heightened awareness around pressing health matters affecting the local community.

“Healthfirst is proud to partner with our sponsors and local leaders to heighten awareness around health matters impacting our communities that are preventable through access to care and proper support,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst’s vice president of Community Engagement. “The Health & Wellness Expo provides a unique experience by promoting clinical wellness in an open and engaging environment. We aim to build a fully integrated expo series focused on sharing critical resources, educating the community and providing proactive steps towards leading a healthy lifestyle.”

Healthfirst's Health & Wellness Expo returns to Brownsville.

Healthfirst’s Health & Wellness Expo returns to Brownsville. Photo credit: BK Reader

The breakfast will bring together the community to share healthy tips, inspire and connect with each other and will also serve as the kickoff for the Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo– a free health fair open to the public from 11:00am – 6:00pm.

 

The health expo will address diabetes and mental health awareness with prominent medical experts on hand to provide the latest findings, answer questions and conduct free health screenings. Also on-hand at the expo will be complimentary wellness services including massage therapists, manicures/pedicures, prizes and giveaways, fresh smoothie samples, cooking demonstrations and fitness workshops. Entertainment for the younger expo-goers will be provided in the kid’s zone which will include face painting, balloon artists, games and other fun activities. Rhythm & Blues quartets Tru Sol and Legacy will entertain the crowd with vibrant live performances.

This family-friendly event is free and will take place rain or shine!

 

Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo

Healthfirst’s Health & Wellness Expo returns to Brownsville. Photo credit: BK Reader

Healthfirst Town Hall Breakfast

When: Saturday, June 16,  9:00am-11:00am

Where: Van Dyke Community Center, 392 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212

 

Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo

When: Saturday, June 16, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Dr. Green Playground, Mother Gaston Boulevard & Sutter Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11212


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Andrea is the managing editor of the Brooklyn Reader. She holds a master's degree in International Relations and furthered her education with graduate studies in Journalism prior to joining the BK Reader. A proud cat lady of one, Andrea seeks to fight the good fight with a pen and a piece of paper, with the humble hope to add something to the places she goes and the people she encounters - all around central Brooklyn and beyond.

Andrea is the managing editor of the Brooklyn Reader. She holds a master's degree in International Relations and furthered her education with graduate studies in Journalism prior to joining the BK Reader. A proud cat lady of one, Andrea seeks to fight the good fight with a pen and a piece of paper, with the humble hope to add something to the places she goes and the people she encounters - all around central Brooklyn and beyond.

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