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Russell Milligan
Saint Joseph Hospital
312-770-2225
rmilligan2@reshealthcare.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Neighborhood Healthfest Offers Activities, Screenings, Family Fun!

Chicago, Ill. – July 23, 2012 –Free back-to-school physicals. Raffle prizes. Free health screenings for adults. Refreshments and kids’ games. Saint Joseph Hospital is celebrating good health and inviting the community to its Neighborhood Healthfest from noon to 3 p.m. on August 5 in a tent at the Stone parking lot, 2837 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago.

The event is co-sponsored by 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney, 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith and State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, 12th District. No registration is required for the event.

Activities planned for kids include:

  • Back-to-school physicals and immunizations for the first 50 families (limited number of physicals/immunizations will be offered; an immunization card is required)
  • Sign-up for the Illinois All Kids Insurance Program
  • Arts and crafts, and games

Special screenings for adults include:

  • Cholesterol
  • Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Colon cancer (hemoccult test)
  • Podiatry
  • Sleep
  • Depression
  • Nutrition
  • Weight analysis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Flexibility and sports medicine

Other screenings will include ear acupuncture and vision screening for macular degeneration (limited number of special screenings will be offered). Zumba lessons will be offered at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Doctors and healthcare staff will be available to answer questions. For information, call 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636) or visit sjh.reshealth.org.

About Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago’s lake shore communities. It’s home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. For more information, visit sjh.reshealth.org.

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit www.provenaresurrection.org to learn more.

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