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Published on September 19, 2014

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital Hosts Successful Senior Expo Sponsored by Senator Anthony Williams

West Philadelphia, PA (September 19, 2014): On Friday, September 19, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital played host to the 3rd Annual Senator Anthony Williams Navigating Life After 50 Senior Health Expo.

Over 400 people attended the free community event, which took place throughout the hospital. The large-scale event featured a variety of workshops, free health screenings, an exercise class, seminars, vendor tables, and complimentary lunch.

Attendees benefitted from free health screenings and assessments provided by Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index, Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, Foot Exams and an Ask the Pharmacist table.

In addition to free screenings and assessments, attendees also took advantage of a series of health presentations such as "Depression in the Elderly" presented by Psychiatrist Dr. Tahir Maqsood, "What's on Your Plate? Let's Talk Nutrition" presented by Clinical Nutritionist Michelle Brown, RD, LDN, CDE, and "The Importance of Colon Cancer Screening" presented by Gastroenterologist Dr. Ronald Concha-Parra.

Ann D’Antonio

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
610.567.5334
adantonio@mercyhealth.org
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

610.731.1481
Before or after normal business hours

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital
501 S. 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
215.748.9800

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