Come on out and ENGAGE the DC Community

Community Engagement Chair: Valerie Rucker 

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Nov 27, 2019 (American Diabetes Month) 

  • Feast of Sharing (Flyer)
    Wednesday, November 27, 9:30am - 1pm

    ENGAGE the Community and Volunteer by contacting our Committee Chair, Valerie Rucker 
    1. Provide wheelchair assessments and provide modifications as needed
    2. Screen for musculoskeletal issues in various populations (0-100 years old, cardiopulmonary populations, neurological populations, etc.)
    3. Provide fall risk assessments and tools to address balance primarily for elderly populations

    The event is also looking for volunteers to greet guests, serve food, stuff apple bags, help guests find items in the clothing/coat drive, etc. For general volunteer opportunities, register her,. Volunteers can register here
  •  Hosted by Safeway, and held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • ~5,000 attendees from underserved populations in the DC area come out to enjoy a traditional meal.
  • There will be entertainment, a clothing donation, health fair, and more.
  • The Chapter is invited to partner with Unity Health Care as part of their health fair
Background: Held the day before Thanksgiving the committee works together to provide a delicious traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal (donated by Safeway). The event also benefits attendees by providing a clothes and coat drive, and an EXPO to offer access to job resources, health screenings, and more. The EXPO is looking to expand its health fair to include physical therapy based screenings. They also offer blood pressure and diabetes screenings, HIV testing, employment opportunities, access to city resources, manicures and hair cuts, and much more!

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