Jamaica Hospital Medical Center recently participated in the 2023 Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival (Jamaica Jams), an annual event that promotes family, senior, and youth-centered activities and showcases the diverse cultural talents, foods, and arts of the Queens community.
Jamaica Jams draws an estimated 150,000 people to the area’s central business district each year, stretching across 10 blocks of Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 170th Street. Jamaica Hospital was stationed in the Healthfirst Pavilion, located on 165th Street between Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue, which is primarily designated for senior health and wellness.
Teams from several of Jamaica Hospital’s departments provided a variety of on-site services during the event, including:
- Nutrition counseling
- Vascular screening and education
- Trauma prevention education
- Podiatry screening
- Mental health and wellness education
- Mindfulness and exercise Information
- Blood pressure screening
- Pulse oximetry screening
- Respiratory and asthma education
- Dental and oral screening
We were also joined at this year’s event by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This team provided genetic risk assessment screenings and educational information.
All of us at Jamaica Hospital are thrilled to have been able to participate in this year’s Jamaica Jams. We look forward to seeing our community at this event next year!
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