Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wellness Day in Hunters Point/Bayview

The most revolutionary thing a Black man can do is lose 30 pounds!
--Geoffery Grier, SF Recovery Theatre

August 5, 2013

Dear Community Members:

On behalf of the Bayview Y, I want to extend a huge THANK YOU for participating in our First Men’s Health Summit held at Joe Lee Gym on July 25, 2013.  We were thrilled to have had such a great turnout from our D10 community.  Thanks to your participation and the contributions of our community partners, the Health Summit featuring a day of physical fitness activities, blood pressure testing, a nutritional lunch, a guest speaker and health information workshops, was a huge success.  

We were very fortunate to have had distinguished guest speaker, Dr. Albirda Rose’s father, share with us his life experience and information about African American health issues.  We owe special thanks to Joe Lee Gym for providing space for the event.  We also want to express our gratitude to the American Heart Association for conducting free blood pressure screenings for all participants and to Goodwill Industries for providing job training referrals and information.  Finally, we’d like to thank Jason Bell and Project Rebound for attending and providing information on opportunities for higher education at San Francisco State University for the formerly incarcerated; Marvin X of the Academy of da Corner for giving out complimentary copies of his books, and Geoffrey Grier of Recovery Theatre for leading the nutrition workshop on eating with diabetes.  It was a beneficial, educational, uplifting and wonderful event for our D10 community, thanks to your participation and the collaborative efforts of our community partners.

With the Summer winding down, we are planning a special event –an End of Summer Healthy Community Day Celebration:
End of Summer Healthy Community Day Celebration
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
MLK Pool and Playground
10 am – 2 pm

We look forward to seeing you on August 14 for our End of Summer Healthy Community Day celebration.  More information on that event to follow.  Your participation with the Bayview Y and the D10 Health and Wellness program is invaluable and greatly appreciated. 

Michael Bennett, Bayview Y
Director of Material Activities and Nutritional Wellness

Brothers softball team at Wellness boot camp

Women's aerobics class at the Wellness boot camp

Marvin X setting up Academy of da Corner booth at Black Men's Wellness Day

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