Mecklenburg EMS Agency Teams Up with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Others to Educate the Public on Health Related Initiatives

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Free Community Wellness Fair provides information on health prevention and wellness screenings.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

These agencies are striving to bring awareness to health prevention initiatives available in Mecklenburg County and to give the public access to understanding their own health needs.

Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte will hold a free Community Wellness Fair to educate the public on health initiatives and provide wellness screenings. The fair will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the University City YMCA (8100 Old Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 29262).

Medic, the Y, the American Heart Association and the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services are working toward a healthier Mecklenburg County. Together, these agencies are striving to bring awareness to health prevention initiatives available in Mecklenburg County and to give the public access to understanding their own health needs. Activities are geared toward all ages and everyone is encouraged to attend. Activities will include, but are not limited to:

  •     Hands-Only CPR Training
  •     Blood Pressure and Glucose Screenings
  •     Heart Health Education
  •     Child Water Safety Information
  •     Mecklenburg Public Health & Family Resources

The Wellness Fair is scheduled in conjunction with National EMS Week. In honor of this national celebration, Medic wanted to give back to the Mecklenburg community by providing free health and wellness information. For more information on the Community Wellness Fair please visit: http://www.medic911.com/community_health.

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Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) Medic has served as Mecklenburg County’s EMS Agency since 1978. With more than 500 employees and a fleet of seventy-four ambulances, mass casualty vehicles, and emergency response assets, MEDIC responds to more than 110,000 calls into the organization’s 9-1-1 emergency response dispatch center each year. To learn more, visit http://www.medic911.com.

About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte, comprised of 19 Y branches and two resident camps, engages approximately 292,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for more than 138 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. ymcacharlotte.org

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