300+ seniors participate in McClinton’s 5th Annual Holiday Health & Fitness Expo
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20 – More than 300 people participated in state Rep. Joanna McClinton’s fifth annual Celebrate the Season with Seniors: Holiday Health and Fitness Expo at Motivation High School.
“We hold this event every year to connect our wisest neighbors with quality care, critical resources, and a fun time to help them live their best lives,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “This is just another way we’re working to give back and bring our communities closer together during the holidays.”
Participants enjoyed a delicious lunch with access to more than 30 vendors that provided free wellness services, fitness opportunities and entertainment, including:
- Health screenings: Mercy Health System, Main Line Health and Sayre Health Center.
- Cost-saving assistance: SEPTA, AARP, Connect One Health, Philadelphia Electric Co. (PECO) and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).
- Musical performances: Cornerstone Christian Academy Children’s Choir and Philadelphia Police Ofc. Shamssadeen Baukman, 18th Police District.
- Exercise class: BeautiFitStrong.
McClinton attributed the success of this year’s expo to the devoted volunteers, including students from Motivation High School, NSA Multicultural Academy and KIPP West Philadelphia Preparty School, along with the commitment of Oak Street Health, Compassionate Care Provider, Humana, Dedicated Senior Medical Center, and Always Best Care.
“Teamwork is a major ingredient in achievement, and I’m proud to work with people and organizations so dedicated to moving our neighborhoods forward. Without their help, none of this would be possible,” explained McClinton.
McClinton also honored Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell for her 45 years of service to the City of Philadelphia.