Community Wellness Fair – Penn Hills Library

Community Wellness Fair

Hello all!

Join us at our Community Wellness Fair for a day of sharing and learning about how to foster community health and wellness. We will have local organizations and community members in attendance and a variety of activities happening throughout the day. All events will be completely free! We are partnering with All of Us PA, StoryCorp and the National Library of Medicine to bring you all this exciting event.

The Community Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday, April 29th from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Schedule of Events

11:00am -3:30pm

  • Free activities
  • Meet Local Organizations
  • Enjoy light refreshments
  • Listen to recorded StoryCorp stories

12:00pm – 4:00pm

  • Discussion sessions about Health and Wellness Topics (more details to come!)

4:00pm – 5:00pm

  • Keynote Speech from John Moon

About Free Activities

As a part of our Community Wellness Fair, we will be offering a variety of free activities to all ages between 11:00am and 3:30pm. These activities will include DIY lip balm and bath bombs, journal decorating, succulent planting, screen printing on canvas bags, button making, and more! The activities will be spread throughout the library.

About Local Organizations

There will be several local organizations at the library in our large meeting room for you to meet! Learn about the work that each of these organizations is doing in our community.

Participating organizations include:

  • Penn Hills Mutual Aid
  • The Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health
  • Sheep Inc Health Care Center
  • All of Us PA
  • Allegheny County Health Department
  • The Trevor Project
  • Senator Jay Costa’s Office
  • Dementia Friends PA
  • Sojourner House
  • Road Warriors Ministries
  • TRAC Services for Families

About Discussion Sessions

Another exciting feature of our Community Wellness Fair will be four discussion sessions led by community members! We invite everyone to come and listen to our presenters and then share their thoughts with the group. We want to hear from our community! Every attendee will get their own notebook and pen to take their own notes as well. Each session will last between 45 and 50 minutes with a short break in between. You may attend as many or as few of the sessions as you like depending on your interests.

The discussion sessions will begin at 12:00pm and end at 4:00pm.

More details regarding the topics of each session will be available soon!

About Keynote Speech

We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker for the Community Wellness Fair is John Moon!

John Moon was one of the first paramedics to serve in the United States as a member of Freedom House Ambulance Services. They primarily served the Hill District Community and these paramedics set the standard for future ambulance services. John will be sharing his experience with us all and we are thrilled to have him at the library.

His keynote speech will be from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

About StoryCorp Recordings

StoryCorp is one of our partners for this event. StoryCorp is an organization dedicated to collecting oral stories from people around the country and preserving their accounts. The stories feature a diverse collection of topics. We will be playing a series of StoryCorp recordings about health and wellness in our cafe area.

You can visit the StoryCorp website to find out more by clicking the button below!