Community Care to host free community health event on Saturday

Brookfield-based Community Care Inc. has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington Park Partners and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute to host a community health event on Saturday at the Community Care day center, 3220 W. Vliet St. in Milwaukee. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Community Health Matters” will focus on preventative health care and will provide education and information on healthy living. A mobile food pantry and free flu shots will also be available to the first 200 guests.

The event will include healthy food samples; activities for children; blood pressure checks; free screenings for diabetes, memory, depression and fitness; and the opportunity to speak with a Community Care medical provider.

“We’re dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our neighbors and the community,” said Dr. Mary Gavinski, chief medical officer at Community Care. “This event is a great opportunity for us to open our doors and offer our expertise to the public.”

Community Care is a managed care organization that serves the health care needs of adults with disabilities and seniors in 11 eastern Wisconsin counties. The nonprofit organization operates day centers on Vliet Street and Layton Boulevard in Milwaukee and one on Dolphin Drive in Waukesha.

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