Health & Wellness

JFK Health Sponsors South Plainfield’s Spring Health and Fitness Fair

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Senior Center looked more like JFK Medical Center, as residents lined-up to participate in the Mayor’s Wellness Committee’s Spring Health and Fitness Fair. Residents were treated to free blood pressure, cholesterol, memory and dental health screenings as well as an array of other health related items and topics. JFK Health sponsored the Spring Health Fair with over 20 different departments on hand to assist residents.

“There are over 60 JFK Health employees from various disciplines providing screenings and health related information as a way to support the South Plainfield community, said Dawn Giakas, Administrator  from JFK Hartwyck. “JFK Health's exceptional staff is committed to providing exceptional care to the South Plainfield community.”

The South Plainfield Police Department had free child identification kits and finger printing. High School students were on hand in character costumes and helped children with glitter tattoos.

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“The semi-annual Mayor's Wellness Committee Health and Fitness Fair is programmed to help the residents of our community and surrounding areas,” said Mayor’s Wellness Committee member Debbie Boyle. “We offer screenings from South Plainfield businesses and JFK Health for the Spring Health Fair.  We always have a tremendous turnout of people, who enjoy attending the Health and Fitness Fair to receive screenings which they did not have to schedule an appointment for.   This Spring, The Mayors Wellness Committee partnered with Park Community Church and Pastor Ken Lucas, to host the walk for "Wheels For Bri", and the Boyle Memorial Foundation.”

The Mayor’s Wellness Committee is Mayor Anesh, Scott Carey, Debbie Boyle, Dawn Giakas, Alison Gibson, David Jaipersaud, Tree Olano, Gary Prendergast and Joe Scrudato.  Stay tuned for the results of “Step it Up South Plainfield” and “South Plainfield’s Biggest Loser Contest” which were both kicked off at the fitness fair.

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