Press Releases: 2011
Keystone Mercy, Urban Affairs Coalition 'Wellness for Life' Event to Provide Screenings, Healthy Living Workshops
November 04, 2011
Keystone Mercy Health Plan and the Urban Affairs Coalition will hold the "Wellness for Life" event, a day for the entire family to quiet the mind, nourish the body and engage the spirit, at the Bible Way Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
The event will feature health screenings, including mammograms, cholesterol; glucose (blood sugar); body mass index; and blood pressure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, Bible Way will provide flu shots.
There will also be workshops beginning at 10 a.m. on obesity, exercise and the healthy heart. Iris Simms, a model for QVC, will speak to teens and women on self-esteem, empowerment, loving yourself and peer pressure. Chef and restaurant consultant Joe Polutro will also provide tips on healthy eating.
In another workshop, Mully Chea and Jenquetta Fluellen, of Temple University's College of Health Professions and Social Work will present germ busters tips for parents and kids. There will also be dental screenings for children ages 2 and up and other activities, including face painting and an appearance by Percy the Mercy Bear.
"This event at Bible Way will provide families with a safe, supportive place to learn about their health and receive necessary medical screenings," said Maria Pajil Battle, the Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Marketing for Keystone Mercy. "This is part of Keystone Mercy's ongoing partnership with the communities it serves to make a difference in the areas where our members live."
"These types of events are so important for our community," said Dr. Damone B. Jones Sr., Senior Pastor of Bible Way. "People need to have access to care and know the importance of regular doctor visits."
Bible Way Baptist Church is located at 1323 N. 52nd Street in Philadelphia. Keystone Mercy members should call to register for mammograms (888-765-9585) and children's dental screenings (215-863-6421) prior to the event.
About Keystone Mercy Health Plan
Keystone Mercy Health Plan, a member of the AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, is a Medical Assistance (Medicaid) managed care health plan serving more than 300,000 Medical Assistance recipients in southeastern Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Keystone Mercy is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping members get care, stay well and build healthy communities. For more information about Keystone Mercy Health Plan, please visit www.keystonemercy.com.
For more information, contact Keystone Mercy at 215-937-8648.