Delco Women’s Commission and County Council Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
It’s no secret that women are the traditional caregivers in our society, but women often put off caring for themselves. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, women’s wellness will be a priority when the Delaware County Women’s Commission partners with Delaware County Council to hold the second annual Women’s Wellness Fair at the Government Center.
Women are invited to come to the Government Center, 201 W. Front St., Media, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 19 to get health and wellness information and screenings. The event is open to county employees, women doing business at the Government Center complex and members of the public.
“Our goal is to provide women with current and comprehensive health and wellness information and to provide them with an opportunity to get some of the screenings that are key to prevention,” said Delaware County Councilwoman Colleen Morrone.
The Wellness Fair is being presented by the Delaware County Women’s Commission (DCWC) and the Friends of the DCWC, together with County Council and the Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health.
The screenings and information tables are being coordinated by Crozer Keystone Health System.
The Women’s Wellness Fair provides opportunities for blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessment and osteoporosis heel scans plus information on fitness and nutrition, cancer and health line services, diabetes, West Nile virus, smoking cessation and prevention tips.
Five hundred women participated in last year’s inaugural event.
Participants in the 2012 Women’s Wellness Fair include the Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health, Crozer Keystone Community Health Education, Delaware County Tobacco Free Coalition, Crozer Keystone Medical Imaging, CKHS Volunteer Services, CKHS ER3, CKHS Sleep Centers, ChesPenn Health Center, Women Against Rape, Domestic Abuse Project, Delaware County Family Engagement Workshop, Women’s Resource Center, Pathways PA, Family Support Line, CKHS Center for Diabetes, CKHS Cancer & Health Line Services.
“We encourage women of all ages to come and visit the Wellness Fair to discover new ways to care for yourself, find time for yourself and manage your physical well-being,” said Women’s Commission Chair Theresa M. Agostinelli.