Community Care, Inc., will be hosting a Community Health Matters Event from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 21, at its Vliet Street Day Center located at 3220 W. Vliet Street.
The event is free and open to the public and will include: flu shots for the first 100 participants over age 18, blood pressure checks, blood glucose checks for diabetes, depression screenings, educational presentations and meet and greets with Community Care doctors as well as other vendors including Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), Milwaukee Police Department, Near West Side Partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hmong/American Friendship Association, Inc., Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services, Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Milwaukee Fire Department and Vliet Street Business Work Group.
There will also be various children’s activities and Jammin’ 98.3 Radio entertainment.
In addition, the first 200 families who complete a health passport by stopping at each health station will receive a free reusable lunch tote filled with healthy food.
According to Kenneth Munson, chief executive officer, “We are thrilled to host this event again this year because we know there are many people in the community in need of quality health services for either themselves or their loved ones.
The goal of the event is to support these individuals by providing valuable resources and to give them the opportunity to become familiar with Community Care’s quality program and services.”
The Community Health Matters Event is one of many events that Community Care, Inc. has planned in honor of national PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for Elderly) Month. Community Care, Inc. is Wisconsin’s only PACE provider serving over 500 adults in Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha Counties. PACE programs provide and coordinate all needed preventive, primary, acute and long term care services so that older individuals can continue living in the community, rather than living in a nursing home.
Community Care, Inc., headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., is a private nonprofit organization that serves the long-term care and health needs of more than 10,000 older adults and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1977, Community Care is the only Wisconsin managed care organization to offer all three programs of Family Care, Family Care Partnership and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The organization provides care in the 14 eastern Wisconsin counties of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca and Winnebago.
For more information about Community Care, visit www.communitycareinc.org.
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