Friday, September 13, 2013

Going to the YMCA in the Hill District this weekend?

Sent 09/13/2013 @ 12:33 pm


On behalf of Councilman Lavelle's Office, we would like to invite you and your family to our Inaugural Health and Wellness Weekend which begins today. Below you can find additional information outlining the details, purpose, and activities of the weekend. 

Together with Representative Jake Wheatley's office, we are hosting a Health and Wellness Weekend from September 13-15. A weekend of health and wellness activities has been planned to promote awareness, encourage an active healthy lifestyle, and ensure we connect the health resources our neighbors need. The purpose of this weekend is to introduce and teach concepts that promote a healthy, sustainable lifestyle in the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and economic sense. This weekend will include a FREE day for families at the Thelma Lovette YMCA from 10:00am—7:00pm, located at 2114 Centre Avenue, onFriday, September 13th. Bring your family, friends and children to exercise classes, the wellness floor, and learn more about the programs offered at Thelma Lovette YMCA. 

On Saturday, September 14th join us for the UpHill 5K Walk/Run and Community Appreciation Day. The UpHill 5K will begin at Freedom Corner starting at 9am and proceed up Centre Avenue and feature a turnaround point at Ewart Drive, and finish back at Freedom Corner. Free parking and free shuttle transportation will be provided from the Melody Lot (upper lot) of the Consol Energy Center from 11am—6pm. Join us at Kennard Field for our Community Appreciation Day, beginning at 11:30am with the Awards Ceremony for the UpHill 5K featuring free prizes giveaways for 5K participants. Stick around and enjoy 'healthy' programming with free food, a job fair, line dancing with Roland Ford, Spoken Word and Step exhibitions, balloon animals, face painting and arts & crafts for children. Live entertainment will begin at 4:30pm with the African American Music Institute Jazz Band. Partnering with the Greater Pittsb urgh Food Bank we look forward to hosting a food drive and sharing healthy recipes. Please bring a canned or non-perishable food item to be donated. 

Sunday, September 15th the Thelma Lovette YMCA will host a Health Expo for African American Living offering free health screenings, vendors, cooking demonstrations, children obstacle course, equipment and class orientations, the Pitt Mobile Science Bus, a live DJ, a mural painting for families and children. Come out and learn from the experts on how to live, eat, and exercise healthier. Free water bottles and pedometers will be available as supplies last. Don't miss your chance to learn how to cook and taste the healthy food from our cooking demonstrations. Free prizes will be given a away at 4:30 after our 'Step Challenge' beginning at 3:30 from Roland Ford. Centre Avenue will be closed from Erin to Kirkpatrick Streets and on-street parking can be found on adjacent streets by the Thelma Lovette YMCA facility.

This weekend is designed to focus on how WE, as a community, can make simple changes in our everyday lifestyle to live healthier and be more active. We hope that you will join us for our Inaugural Health and Wellness Weekend and participate in the UpHill 5K, Community Day, and our Health Expo.  

Friday, September 13, 2013:

FREE family day at the Thelma Lovette YMCA 10:00am—7:00pm

Saturday, September 14, 2013:

UpHill 5K Walk/Run—8:00am-11:30am

Awards Ceremony and Community Appreciation Day @ Kennard Field (2298 Reed Street) 11:30am—6:00pm

Job Fair: will take place from 12:00-4:00pm and feature: Center for Family Planning and Research, Dollar Bank, UPMC, A For the People Insurance, University of Pittsburgh, PA State Police, Manpower Inc., SAMs Club, AVON, Moriarty Home Health Care, Taco Bell, Mentor Community Wealth Building Initiative

Sunday, September 15, 2013:

Health Expo for African-American Living, Thelma Lovette YMCA (2114 Centre avenue) 1:00—5:00pm

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