PCOM Hosts Second-Annual Wellness Fest for Local CommunityOctober 1, 2019
Families enjoyed free wellness activities including cooking demonstrations, health
screenings, exercise classes, food trucks and more.
On September 21, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) held its second-annual Wellness Fest, title sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. This year the PCOM community welcomed
almost 900 guests from 111 zip codes to enjoy free, healthy fun for the whole family.
“We are delighted to once again welcome our local community to our Philadelphia campus
for Wellness Fest,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO. “Sharing the osteopathic philosophy of whole person healthcare
is a central focus of Wellness Fest and we are pleased to provide free health screenings
and health-focused activities for people of all ages.”
This year, PCOM and its sponsors offered over 15 free health screening options including
blood pressure, hearing, cholesterol and A1C checks, and flu shots. Guests were also
invited to ask their health questions in the “Ask the Doctor” booth and attend health-focused
presentations by PCOM faculty members.
Other notable events included healthy cooking demonstrations by the Vetri Community
Partnership’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, live entertainment, a dedicated kids’ zone
and a variety of food options from local food trucks, all free of charge.
Proceeds from Wellness Fest will benefit the PCOM Healthcare Centers. With locations in Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania, the Healthcare Centers provide
physical and behavioral care to underserved populations and serve as training sites
for the College’s osteopathic medicine (DO) and psychology students. This year’s event raised nearly $230,000.
Additional event sponsors included Main Line Health, PNC Bank, Blank Rome LLC, Cozen
O’Connor, The Arthur Jackson Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, East End Advisors,
Elliott Lewis, MKM Foundation and Office Depot.
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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