Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced today that the City of Newark will hold a Health Fair on Wednesday, October 2, from 3 p.m., to 6 p.m., at New Jersey Performing Center, in advance of that evening’s Water Town Hall, also being held there. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street.
At the Health Fair, the Department of Health and Community Wellness will offer the following services: lead screenings in a mobile van; blood pressure and glucose screenings; health education; social services information; WIC information; services available at the Shani Baraka Women’s Resource Center; dental screening; and giveaways of “healthy home” items.
In addition, the Department of Water and Sewer Utilities will give out filter cartridges for lead filters and sign up eligible residents to have their lead service lines. They will also provide information on other programs, like Adopt-A-Basin, and demonstrations on how to correctly use the water filters.
“The purpose of this Town Hall is to provide our residents with the facts of the state of Newark’s Water and what our plan is to move Newark forward. We’ve incorporated the Health Fair to ensure that residents have access to critical services. It is essential that we provide all residents with all of the tools they need to be full partners in our efforts to replace every lead service line and make Newark a healthier City,” Mayor Baraka said.
The Mayor’s Town Hall will immediately follow the event. At the Town Hall, Mayor Ras J. Baraka will join a panel of speakers who will have a discussion about Newark’s water, moderated by Public Policy Executive Richard W. Roper.
The event will provide residents with the latest information regarding the City’s water and steps being taken to move the City forward, including the progress of a first-of-its-kind program to replace 18,000 lead service lines city-wide at no cost to residents. The event is free. For tickets, please contact: Michelle Morgan-Truvillion at 973-558-7027 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis. All Newark residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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