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Greater New Bedford Community Health Center celebrates National Community Health Center Week with a Festival of Health and Wellness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2016
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center
Contact: Lois Curley, lcurley@gnbchc.org, 508-984-8401 ext.182

A Festival of Health and Wellness is being hosted by the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center on Thursday, August 11 at its New Bedford facility and on Friday, August 12 at its Wareham facility. Staff members from the Health Center, Advanced Eye Centers, and Walgreens will be be offering free Blood Pressure Screening, Blood Sugar Screening and Diabetes Education, Healthy Weight Counseling, WIC and Nutrition Education, Dental and Eye Health Information, Smoking Cessation Counseling, and HIV Counseling and Testing. There will also be a Red Cross Blood Drive. Attendees will be able to bring their medications for a one on one review with a pharmacist. The Police Department, Fire Department, and Sheriff’s Department will provide Safety Information. Master Chef Karousos will demonstrate healthy cooking at the New Bedford facility. For fun, there will be Zumba dancing, face painting, giveaways for children (such as coloring books, crayons, hula hoops, jump ropes, and more) and special guest appearances by Elsa and her sister Anne, Batman, and Superman. The Health Center encourages members of the community to receive information on health issues and to take advantage of the free screenings. Translators will be available.

The Festival of Health and Wellness will be held on Thursday, August 11 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. at 391 Purchase Street, New Bedford and on Friday, August 12 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 135 Marion Road, Wareham. There will be live broadcasting by WPLM 99.1 FM in New Bedford and Wareham and WKK3 100.3 FM in New Bedford..

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