SUMMIT, NJ - Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, will host -- in conjunction with Overlook Family Medicine -- its fourth Community Day & Health Fair on Saturday, September 8, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God in Union.
Volunteers from Family Promise, Overlook Community Health, Overlook Family Medicine, Overlook Community Health, St. Paul's, the Junior League of Summit, Chester Lions Club, along with many others will be on hand to offer wellness screenings, nutritional advice, healthy foods, and entertainment.
Doctors and staff will conduct free blood pressure, diabetes, vision, and hearing screenings. Nutritious foods will be offered, and 'Better Food Bags' -- containing all the ingredients for a healthy meal -- will be awarded to the first 100 participants. Raffles and giveaways will take place throughout the day.
“People in crisis don’t necessarily have the time or energy to think about their health and well-being. For that matter, many of us overlook that aspect of our lives,” said Galeen Donovan, Family Promise-Union County Executive Director. “That has inspired us to host these fairs and offer the community more resources to learn about healthy choices and lifestyles.”
In addition to health screenings and nutrition counseling, a 'Kids’ Play' corner will feature games and fun ways for children to learn about healthy habits. Free school bags and school items will be distributed while supplies last.
“Family Promise gives struggling families the skills and tools to live and succeed independently,” adds Donovan. “Part of that includes health and well-being. Providing the knowledge and resources to live a healthy life is critical to long-term success.”
St. Paul’s Calvary United Church of God is located at 2780 Vauxhall Road.