ACPHS Students to Host 10/5 Albany Community Health Day at Bishop Maginn High School
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 -- Capital Region families looking for free healthcare services, family-fun activities, raffles and giveaways are invited to attend Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ (ACPHS) Albany Community Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bishop Maginn High School (75 Park Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12204) from noon to 4 p.m.
Organized by more 120 students from the College, the annual event will feature flu shots, screenings for blood glucose, blood pressure and bone density, cardiovascular counseling, and treatment options for kidney failure. There will also be activities, services and resources focused on early childhood education, assistance with health insurance enrollment, career services, mental health resources and aging.
“The purpose of Health Day is to give back to the local community,” said ACPHS President Dr. Greg Dewey. “The event enables our students to share their knowledge, while providing an array of services to educate and promote healthier habits among local residents.”
With winter fast approaching, attendees will be able to discover strategies to stay healthy during the upcoming flu season. They can also talk with student pharmacists about nutrition; HIV and hepatitis C; hydration; generic vs. brand medication; Medicare Part D; medication; music and health; poison prevention; and learn tips for reducing the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.
Kids will also have plenty to do throughout the afternoon. They can join their parents in Zumba and fitness demonstrations, run tennis drills with instructors from the 15-LOVE youth tennis program, try their hand at arts and crafts, or have their face painted as their favorite superhero, animal, or sparkly princess!
“This is a great opportunity to take advantage of free health and wellness screenings, interact with your neighbors and have some fun while doing something good for yourself,” added Dewey.
About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College’s mission is to educate the next generation of leaders to improve the health of our society. In separate reports by The Wall Street Journal (2019) and the Brookings Institution (2015), ACPHS was named the #1 value-added college in the country. The College has campuses in Albany, NY, and Colchester, VT.