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The Brooklyn Hospital Center to host Downtown BK Community Health Expo

June 5, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Hospital Center

Joins Forces with Long Island University to Reduce Health Disparities and Improve Brooklynites’ Access to Relevant Screenings and Preventive Care

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in partnership with Long Island University, will hold a Downtown BK Community Health Expo outside of the hospital on Ashland Place on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Critical health screenings and education will be provided free of charge, along with live music and family-friendly activities. Attendees will be able to receive free clinical advice at TBHC “Chat with A Doc” stations.  

The event will allow attendees to experiment with healthy activities that they may have wondered about but never tried, such as: Bolly X, Hip Hop, Hula-hooping, Zumba, Senior Chair Aerobics, Wukkout (a Caribbean-based dance fitness routine) Tai-Chi and Yoga. In addition to the fitness samplings, there will be free fun activities for children and teens. These activities include: ambulance tour, bike safety tips from DOT, double dutch jumping, human sized chess board game, NYC Parks mobile recreation unit, face painting, pony rides, rock climbing and soccer lessons. Nutrition professionals and local farmers will encourage residents to sample nutritional drinks, whole grains, seasonal vegetables and fruits – teaching the community healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Throughout the event, some participants will have a chance to win gift cards, tickets, raffles, door prizes, certificates to local gyms and other donated products. More than 80 exhibitors and community-based organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide educational materials. 

This year will mark the 2nd annual health expo aimed at improving the physical and emotional wellness of community residents. Last year’s event drew more than 2,000 local residents.

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