Neighborhood Well being Middle of Niagara and Create a More healthy Niagara Falls Collaborative partnered collectively to host a males’s well being occasion on Saturday morning. The occasion featured a number of completely different health-focused actions for the entire household.
Fathers and their households have been invited to take part in a 3k wellness stroll, a automobile & bike present with Niagara Falls OG Automotive Membership, and a dance occasion with a reside DJ. Shared Mobility was additionally on the occasion to reveal their e-bikes, which is able to quickly be coming to Niagara Falls due to a partnership with CHNFC. Distributors arrange tables with details about medical health insurance, major care providers, and dental providers. Free snacks have been additionally obtainable.
“What higher method to have fun fathers than serving to them reside a more healthy life-style?” mentioned Brian Archie, neighborhood integrator on the CHNFC. “And it doesn’t require making big modifications. This occasion was meant to reveal that simply going for walks, dancing with the children, having extra vegetables and fruit, going to the physician regularly — these are the issues that may make such an enormous distinction in the long term.”
Neighborhood Well being Middle of Niagara is Neighborhood Well being Middle of Buffalo, Inc.’s Niagara Falls location. Dr. LaVonne Ansari, CEO and government director, appreciated the chance to tell males — and households typically — in regards to the significance of taking the time to take care of themselves.
“Fathers play an vital position in households and particularly within the African American neighborhood. Being part of this occasion, on the anniversary of the very first Juneteenth vacation is an ideal method to honor them. Entry to high quality well being care is a battle in communities of coloration, particularly throughout a pandemic. We’ll proceed to construct wholesome communities by means of the providers we offer and by working carefully with our neighborhood companions on initiatives like this one.”
Tyler Madell, CTO for Shared Mobility, was on the bottom steering up the daddy’s taking part within the driving portion of the occasion and mentioned: “It was unbelievable to see fathers journey the e-bikes. These e-bikes are pedal-assist, which implies that with each pedal the rider will get an additional each. We’re excited to work with CHNFC to carry these e-bikes to Niagara Falls residents by means of the E-Bike Library program.
The occasion was held at CHCN’s location at 2715 Highland Ave.