BRONZEVILLE — Neighbors can attend a Black wellness fair Saturday in Bronzeville.
The Chicago Urban League is focusing on wellness and health for Black History Month and will have health screenings, panels and more at its Black Wellness Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., according to a news release.
People interested in attending the fair should register online, but walk-ins will also be accepted.
This year’s event is expanded from last year, with screenings for glucose, blood pressure and glaucoma, as well as COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, wellness information, mental health resources, information on Alzheimer’s disease and kickboxing lessons from Red Alert Fitness’ Coach V, according to the news release.
A featured panel discussion will focus on Black doctors and the role they play in healthy equity.
“We know that issues related to hypertension, diabetes and diet are disproportionately prevalent in our communities,” Karen Freeman-Wilson, Chicago Urban League president and CEO, said in a news release. “Education, access and awareness are among the key elements that must be addressed as we work toward health equity.”
Lunch and snacks will be provided at a healthy food demonstration from a local chef. There will also be a DJ and a chance to win prizes like a fitness smartwatch, a gym membership to Red Alert Fitness, a basket with health and wellness items and gift cards, organizers said.
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