PCOM Hosts Healthy Aging Community DayOctober 5, 2022
On Wednesday, September 28, PCOM's Community Wellness Initiative (CWI) hosted a Healthy Aging Community Day for residents of the Park Tower Apartments.
Park Tower is an apartment community near the Philadelphia campus for people sixty-two years of age and older or residents with disabilities. The day
offered residents a day of edutainment focused on physical and mental health and the
opportunity to visit resource tables and socialize with their fellow residents.
“It was a great day with lots of engagement with the Park Tower residents,” shared
Sean Morgan, PCOM's sponsorship officer. In total, there were one hundred and twenty-five
participants. The day included a variety of health events, including a presentation
from PCOM professor, Nicol Joseph, DO, program director for the geriatric fellowship and medical director of PCOM's Comprehensive
Care Center, on overall health and wellness; a presentation on fall prevention from
Maureen Krouse, of event sponsor Main Line Health, and blood pressure screenings administered
by the PCOM Hearts student-run clinic.
In addition to health-focused events, residents enjoyed music from DJ Disko and Bingo,
facilitated by Marvetta Coleman of Highmark Whole Care. Guests were also invited to
enjoy a lunch from Usrah Catering food truck and dessert from Rita’s Italian Ice.
“We are excited to be working with our local community to promote health and well-being,”
said Stephen Castellano, chief practice operations officer for the PCOM Healthcare Centers. “Events like this give us the chance to show our patients and community members
how important they are. Working with the CWI, we can enhance what we do at the PCOM
Healthcare Centers and increase patient engagement and PCOM's presence in the communities
we serve,” continued Castellano.
Regarding future events, Flo Byrams, director of PCOM's Community Wellness Initiative, shared, “We are hoping to build
on the momentum and continue to promote healthy aging with the residents at Park Tower
for many years to come!”
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