To increase awareness about healthy lifestyle choices, Dorsey Schools Waterford/Pontiac Campus and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland are teaming up for a community health expo to encourage residents to “Get Moving.”
The expo will be held at 11:30am-3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Dorsey Schools Waterford/Pontiac Campus, 390 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, Michigan.
“The health expo is designed to educate the community about the prevention of diseases through early detection,” said Patricia Fischer, Dorsey Schools President.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland will provide health education, an exercise session and a healthy living/chronic disease management workshop at the expo. Blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose testing will be available. Every BODY LLC will conduct the exercise session and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland associate Tatyanna Coleman, RN, will conduct the disease management workshop.
“Throughout the year, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland conducts a series of free health prevention seminars to educate Oakland County residents about how to be and stay healthy and avoid risk factors,” said St. Joseph Community Programs Director Joy Calloway. “We have seen how early detection and screening is key to living a longer, healthier life,’ she added.
The Get Moving community health expo will also feature a variety of interactive nutritional facts, fitness and exercise demonstrations, said Kenya Cook, Dorsey Schools Waterford/Pontiac Campus Managing Director. “Proper diets and exercise can make a huge difference in one’s mental as well as physical health.”
Dorsey Schools is committed to preparing individuals for promising career opportunities, technologies and certifications in the culinary, medical, business, legal and computer fields. Additionally, Dorsey Schools has campuses in eight locations, including Saginaw, Farmington Hills, Madison Heights, Roseville, Taylor, Southgate, Waterford/Pontiac and Wayne/Westland.
For information contact Rita Clark, 248-585-9200, Ext. 1334.
Source: Dorsey Schools Waterford/Pontiac Campus