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Successful First-Ever Coatesville Community Health and Wellness Fair!

Apr 22, 2024 | Coatesville, Event

The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) reports that over 200 people and more than 40 vendors experienced the first-ever Coatesville Community Health and Wellness Fair held free to the public on Sunday, April 14th at Coatesville Area Senior High School.

Organized by CCEDC’s Health Care ConnectAgConnectSTEM Innovation and Project RECONNECT initiatives, the Coatesville Community Health and Wellness Fair brought together healthcare providers and community organizations to offer free health services, medical care and screenings, as well as information on healthcare career paths, exercise, nutrition and the benefits of healthy eating through local agriculture.

“From the food trucks, tastings and healthy food samples, to the incredibly valuable screenings, demonstrations and healthcare career exploration, this was a chance to connect to healthy lifestyle learning at a really family-friendly, community event. We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout from our community and our valued partners and vendors,” said Patti VanCleave, Vice President of Workforce Development at the CCEDC.

Community members took home fresh produce from the Chester County Food Bank and learned about critical community health resources including Unite for HER, the Alliance for Health Equity and the Coatesville YMCA. Attendees also focused on meeting with employers as they explored careers within the health and wellness industry and engaged in service learning.

CCEDC works closely with public and private partners, including the PA Department of Labor & Industry and the Chester County Workforce Development Board to make a positive impact in communities within Chester County and the surrounding region.

Additional participating vendors not listed above include Blendzz & Thangzz, Brandywine Aging, Caln Police Department, Chester County Crime Victims’ Center, Chester County Department of Human Services, Chester County Futures, Chester County Intermediate Unit–Practical Nursing Program, Chester County OIC, Coatesville Connect Care, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Down to Earth Harvest, Elite Physical Therapy, Extract & Box, Epiphany CPR, Fulton Bank, Habanero Taco Express, Kona Water Ice, Keystone First PA–Mobile Wellness, Kolb’s Farm Store, Le Leche of Chester County, Maggie Moos, Main Line Health, Maternal & Child Health Consortium, Matt Jones, MCC Family Services, Nami Chesco, Overeaters Anonymous, PA Dairy Princess Promotion Service, Resilio Mental Health Solutions, Sabatino’s Mobile Pizzeria, SensoryFit, Smile Mobile Dentist, Spark Dental Management, TeenTalk, Washington Hose EMS Services, WonderfullyMe, Inc., Youth Mentor Partnership and Zac’s Burgers.

“Communities across our area are facing health challenges including chronic disease, mental health issues and food insecurity. We believe that coming together can help address these challenges and create a healthier future for all,” said Mike Grigalonis, CCEDC’s President and COO.

The Chester County Economic Development Council is a private, non-profit economic development organization promoting smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for more than 60 years. The CCEDC provides proven financing solutions, cultivates workforce talent, leverages business partnerships, and fosters entrepreneurial collaboration. Together, with the support of the private and public sectors, CCEDC initiates, implements and innovates programs that improve the business community and enhance the quality of life in Chester County. For more information, visit https://ccedcpa.com/

Interested in Coatesville’s health and wellnes? Check out our partner, The Alliance for Equity, here!

PHOTO CAPTION INFO: Organized by CCEDC’s Health Care ConnectAgConnectSTEM Innovation and Project RECONNECT initiatives, the Coatesville Community Health and Wellness Fair brought together healthcare providers and community organizations to offer free health services, medical care and screenings, as well as information on healthcare career paths, exercise, nutrition and the benefits of healthy eating through local agriculture.

Posted by Monica Ferguson

Monica is a senior at West Chester University studying Digital Marketing. She is excited about moving to Chester County and eventually starting her career there after graduation.

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