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March 18, 2011
CONTACT: Denise Lamott, 415.381.8793, Denise@DeniseLamottPR.com


GLIDE HEALTH SERVICES TO KICKOFF WELLNESS INITITIVE WITH GLIDE COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR ON APRIL 8

 

Public Invited for Free Diabetes, Blood Pressure and HIV Screenings and to Learn Healthy Tips on Stress Reduction, Nutrition, Meditation and More

 

\WHAT: GLIDE Health Services is teaming up with Bay Area organizations to bring the GLIDE Community Wellness Fair to San Francisco’s Tenderloin District on Friday, April 8, 2011.  Community members will learn healthy tips about stress reduction, nutrition, mind health, social health, yoga, meditation, and acupuncture.  Other free services include free screenings for diabetes and depression, blood pressure measurements, and HIV Rapid Tests.

The Fair will also feature health related products and information from local vendors, fun activities, prizes and more.  GLIDE Community Wellness Fair is free and open to the public.

 

WHO: Event Sponsors include:
GLIDE Health Services
Alliant University
CLASP
CIIS
Hospitality House
Mental Health Alliance-SF
RAMS
SF Psych Association
SF Suicide Prevention
YMCA

 

WHEN:  Friday, April 8, 10am to 2pm

 

WHERE:  GLIDE, 330 Ellis Street, San Francisco, Freedom Hall (1st Floor)

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: GLIDE Health Services (GHS) will open a new door to health promotion, disease prevention and client empowerment with the launch of the Wellness Center at GLIDE in August 2011.  The Wellness Center will build on the GHS nurse-managed model of holistic primary care to offer “hands on” classes in better eating (and cooking!), physical movement, stress reduction and improving relationships at work and with intimate partners.  Clients will learn to “live well” with chronic diseases--such as diabetes, depression and chronic pain--through group and peer activities that will both educate and support them to sustain positive choices in diet and lifestyle.  Glide’s popular recovery groups for clients with substance abuse issues will be expanded to include acupuncture, as well as smoking cessation and gender-specific groups on violence.  The Wellness Center will also have expanded TB surveillance and immunization services.

The Wellness Center at GLIDE is made possible through a grant from the Federal Bureau of Health Professions.

For additional information about the program, please call 415-674-6000 or visit www.glide.org.

 

ABOUT GLIDE
Located at Ellis and Taylor Streets in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban environments, GLIDE is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for over 40 years.   From serving nearly one million meals a year, to operating a professional medical clinic, to offering weekly spiritual celebrations at GLIDE Church, and much more – GLIDE touches the lives of many people. GLIDE has helped thousands of disenfranchised and poor people get back on their feet and find their way to jobs, housing and spiritual fulfillment.

 

For more information about GLIDE, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit www. GLIDE.org.

 

ABOUT GLIDE HEALTH SERVICES
Focusing on the homeless and poor, GLIDE Health Services provides affordable, accessible and quality healthcare and offers a full range of traditional health care services, as well as mental health, substance abuse, non-Western medicine and specific programs focusing on testing and prevention of HIV/AIDS and the treatment of diabete

 

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