United Way hosts health & wellness Community Listening Session for Poughkeepsie residents on March 4th

Are you a low-income resident of the City of Poughkeepsie facing health and wellness issues? If so, we want to hear from you. United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region will be hosting a community listening session on Saturday, March 4th, from 9:30am to 12:00pm at The New Hope Center (104 Hudson Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601). Register online at bit.ly/healthierpoughkeepsie.

The listening session will cover topics such as health and wellness, access to nutritious foods, obesity prevention, mental health, substance abuse and healthcare services. The goal of this listening session is to bring the community together to discuss their needs to create a healthier Poughkeepsie. To help make our community healthier, we need your voice to improve the health and quality of life of every person in our Poughkeepsie community.

“Part of our mission at United Way is to fight for the health of every person in our community,” stated Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. “Thanks to our partnership with the New York State Department of Health, on March 4th, we are inviting City of Poughkeepsie residents to speak to the changes they see are needed to ensure their health and wellness.”

Preregistration for the March 4th Community Listening Session is requested. The first 75 registrants will receive a $20 gift card to Adams Fairacre Farms. Breakfast and a boxed lunch will be provided to all those who participate. For those who preregister by March 1, transportation and childcare (limited to 20) will be provided. Translators will be present to assist in facilitating conversation with Spanish speakers. Preregister online at bit.ly/healthierpoughkeepsie.

The organizers of the event include the New York State Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Prevention and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.

For more information, please email ci-inbox@uwdor.org. To register online, go to bit.ly/healthierpoughkeepsie or call 845-471-1900 ext. 3100.

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