Oakland Local

At a time when valuable resources such as food and financial assistance programs become scarce throughout Alameda County, more and more low-income families and residents of Oakland continue to struggle on a day-to-day basis.

One of the ways that many organizations try to combat this trend from spreading to every single neighborhood in Oakland is by organizing and providing free access to certain necessities to individuals in need.

According to the Alameda County Public Health Department, in order to celebrate healthy people in healthy communities, entire neighborhoods require a partnership through a dynamic and responsive process to ensure the safety and health of all people.

Therefore, the Health Department is sponsoring free health screenings for families on Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Oakland Boxing Association. Registration for this event begins at 9:30 a.m.

The East Boxing Association, located at 816 98th Ave. in Oakland, partners with over 20 Bay Area based organizations. By teaming up with the Alameda County Food Bank, the EOBA distributes over 4,000 pounds of food each month, and has provided free programs in the East Oakland community since 1987 to over 30,000 youth and their families.

For the families and individuals who choose to attend the event this Saturday, there will be health examinations for blood pressure, weight and BMI, blood cholesterol and glucose, vision and hearing, body fat assessment, and dental screenings. There will also be free produce, a free food and yoga demonstration, and information provided on nutrition, managing cholesterol and high blood pressure.

For more information, visit www.acphd.org or www.eoba.org.

If you go

What: Free community health screenings for blood pressure, weight and BMI, blood cholesterol and glucose, vision and hearing, body fat assessment, and dental screenings.

When: Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Where: East Oakland Boxing Association, 816 98th Ave. in Oakland

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