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4/2/2014

Celebrate West Philadelphia Wellness Day - April 12, 2014

Health Checks, Music, and Fun for Kids of All Ages Planned for Penn Nursing’s Fourth Annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day

Health Checks, Music, and Fun for Kids of All Ages Planned for Penn Nursing's Fourth Annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day

Young and old are invited to celebrate the fourth annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day. Events will be held at LIFE, Living Independently For Elders, a program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, on Saturday, April 12 from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. at 4508 Chestnut Street.

Enjoy health checks; live music by Unidos da Filadelfia; noon performance by renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez; children's activities; mini-massages and food. Along with LIFE and Penn Nursing's Healthy in Philadelphia (HIP), Wellness Day is hosted by Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, the community outreach nursing programs of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn's Office of Government and Community Affairs. Additional support is graciously provided by Sigma Theta Tau International.

Penn Nursing launched the Healthy in Philadelphia (HIP) initiative in 2005, in partnership with and in support of the West Philadelphia community. HIP is designed to meet societal needs and to advance the translation of knowledge and evidence-based, culturally competent models of care in the areas of healthy lifestyles, health transitions, illness, end-of-life care, and health care disparities.

LIFE, Living Independently For Elders, a program of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, provides community-based, all-inclusive healthcare services to elderly West Philadelphians and residents of Delaware County. The first and only such program of its kind to be owned and operated by a school of nursing, LIFE is internationally recognized for helping seniors lead independent lives in their own communities and homes while receiving health care and engaging in social opportunities at the LIFE center.

To learn more, contact HIP at 215.898.4998, or HIP@nursing.upenn.edu

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