SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches Health Committee ( IECAA) will host an annual “Physical and Mental Health Wellness Promotion and Disaster Preparedness” Festival on Saturday, November 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at New Hope Family Life Center, 1505 W. Highland Avenue in San Bernardino.
The committee has partnered with Time for Change Foundation, an organization that works to empower disenfranchised women who are transitioning from homelessness and re-entry recidivism. Organizers confirmed they are participating in the National Food Day Campaign whose goal is to help people eat more healthy. There will be healthy cooking demonstrations, screenings, educational information and more.
The festival’s intent is empowerment through disaster preparedness information; the role of emotions and mental health on the overall health and well-being of an individual. There will be forums detailing the issues or conditions that may cause an unhealthy mental state, and the need of reducing the stigma of mental health within the community. Breakout sessions include information on Disaster Preparedness, Cover California and Medicare enrollment, and healthy nutrition. There will also be physical health demonstrations which include karate, Zumba, hula hoops and jumping rope, as well as a Kids Zone with face painting, carnival games, a train ride and other age-appropriate activities. This a free community event. For more information call Veatrice Jews at 909-518-5170.