Saturday April 6th 2019 at The Banquet Hall: Located inside Tucson Greyhound Park
(2601 South 3rd Avenue South Tucson, Arizona 85713)
From 9:00am until 1:00pm
Contact: Akanni Oyegbola @ (520) 485-8711
Akanni Oyegbola’s Annual Community Wellness Festival
“It Takes a Village”
South Tucson, Arizona. – (Oyegbola Family Foundation) will be presenting South Tucson residents with a Community Wellness Festival because we believe that each of us is a resource to one another.
Akanni Oyegbola’s Community Wellness Festival is an annual event, which aims to help residents learn more about healthy lifestyle habits by connecting them with local resources, partners in health, and ideas to improve health and wellness for the whole family.
This year, we are exploring ideas that influence wellness in our daily lives:
• Art: Activities including music, dance, writing, painting, sculpture and experimenting with various other creative outlets have been shown to reduce stress. This year we will offer opportunities to learn how dabbling in arts activities can improve health. South Tucson artist Mel Dominguez from Galeria Mitotera art Gallery will showcase her talents by facilitating a free community collaboration paint your canvas event for residents.
• Money and finance: Managing or mishandling money may impact your financial freedom and ability to do what you want. Residents will learn about financial Literacy, health and how good money management can help people follow and live their dreams.
• Movement: Although exercise and fitness is an important factor in physical well-being – it doesn’t have to feel like work. We will offer opportunities to explore alternative fitness activities including dance, yoga, and music with fitness or cardio routines.
• Clean living: Making “clean” choices means what you choose to eat to fuel your body, and the products that we choose to use in our daily life.
Bringing the community together for health and wellness
Community Wellness is an excellent example of community partnerships in action! Sponsors and community partners work to bring community resources together
• Need: Difficulties obtaining healthcare access to treat diabetes and obesity for low-income and Spanish-speaking residents of South Tucson, and all over the Tucson Metropolitan area.
• Intervention: Resources with several local healthcare facilities which also have wellness programs using bilingual community health workers to provide education and support that improves diets, physical activity, and teaches stress management.
• Goals: The Oyegbola Family Foundation envisions residents will come to our community wellness festival and through hard work, will have maintained or lost weight and have seen reductions in their cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels by taking information from one of the many exhibitors.
Less barriers, and more access to RESOURCES and SOLUTIONS
There will be a wide-array of services at this event including: help with housing, FREE health screenings, legal aid, job placement services, FREE clothing, Veteran services, help with obtaining a FREE cell-phone, and help with signing up for FREE or low-cost healthcare services. There will also be FREE haircuts, a FREE Lunch, and FREE chair massages, cross provider referrals, and other items.