Health, resource fair April 28 at Shrewsbury Parish

KENNEDYVILLE — What is being advertised as “a multicultural health screening and resource fair” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Shrewsbury Parish.

The church is located at 12824 Shrewsbury Church Road, Kennedyville.

Organized and sponsored by University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown’s Shore Community Outreach Team, the event is designed to connect local residents, particularly those from Hispanic communities, to the many health care and social services resources available in Kent County.

Services offered will include blood pressure and diabetes screening; dental care resources; help with medication management; help with migrant support services; eldercare information; and resources for substance use recovery and support.

“Many community partners have come together to make this event an opportunity for members of underserved communities, including migrant individuals and families, to receive on-site health screenings and a wide array of information about how to access support services for health care, health insurance and much more,” Emily Welsh, Shore Community Outreach Team’s nurse coordinator, said in a news release.

She added, “We want people to know that they can get many kinds of assistance, support and certain health screenings right here in Kent County and free of charge.”

Organizations and agencies participating in the event include Chesapeake College Adult Education, Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center, Choptank Community Health, Corsica River Mental Health, Kent County’s health and social services departments, Rebuilding Together Kent County, Maryland Food Bank, Maryland Health Connection, Mid Shore Behavioral Health, Recovery in Motion, and UM Shore Regional Health’s Clark Comprehensive Breast Center and Population Health — as well as the Shore Community Outreach Team.

For more information, call Michelle Matthews of the Shore Community Outreach Team at 410-778-3300, ext. 5645, or email michellematthews@umm.edu.

UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown is a part of the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health network.

UM Shore Regional Health is a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System.

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