Health, economic fair to offer free screenings and workshops


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Creating a life of wellness is the goal of the Harambee Nursing Center’s seventh annual Community Health and Economic Fair on March 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Community Center.

    Those who attend can receive free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, HIV and cancer and learn about nutrition, exercise and mental health issues.

    Visitors to the fair also can take part in economic empowerment workshops on topics ranging from starting a business to basics of finance. Certified public accountants will be on hand to help people file taxes, and a “Dress for Success” fashion show will take place in the afternoon.

    The event is sponsored by the University of Louisville School of Nursing Alumni Association, Harambee Nursing Center, Presbyterian Community Center, University Hospital, Making Connections Network, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and several other organizations. The Harambee Nursing Center is funded in part by the Good Samaritan Foundation, a member of the Methodist community.

    All events will take place at the Presbyterian Community Center, 701 South Hancock Street. The Presbyterian Community Center and Harambee Nursing Center serve Louisville’s Smoketown, Shelby Park and Phoenix Hill communities.

    Julie Heflin
    Julie oversees digital content for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She began her UofL career on the Health Sciences Center campus in 2007. Prior to this, Julie was a journalist with WFPL (Louisville Public Media), and occasionally filed reports for National Public Radio.