Free Community Health Fair

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 1153 Centre St Boston MA 02130  See map


Free adult flu shot available and free screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, carotid artery

On Saturday, November 3 from 10 am to 2 pm, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital will be hosting a free community health fair.  The event will kick off with a one mile fun walk through the Arnold Arboretum, followed by Mayor Thomas Menino doing the honors of cutting the opening ribbon.

Throughout the day Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital will be having free health talks, introductory exercise classes, free food tastings from local vendors, health information, raffles, giveaways and so much more!  Activities for kids will include a visit from New England Patriot’s mascot, Pat Patriot, a teddy bear clinic, pumpkin decorating, face painting, bike helmet fitting and giveaway (limited, first come, first serve), an ambulance and fire truck tour and safety education from the Boston Police Department.

“At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital one of our top priorities is to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle,” says Tracy Sylven, Director of Community Health and Wellness.  “This free family health fair will give people access to important health screenings and information that could change their lives.”

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s First Community Health Fair

Saturday, November 3, 2012

10 am – 2 pm

1 mile fun walk at 9 am


9:00 am – Kickoff of event with a one-mile fun walk through the Arnold Arboretum (Meet at the first floor entrance of the hospital.  Free t-shirt for first 40 walkers.)

10:00 am – Doors open, Mayor Thomas Menino Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11:00 am – 1 pm – Pat Patriot visit and autographs

12:00 pm – Boston Fire truck visit

Health Talks

10:15 am – Dr. Paul Rizzoli - Migraines

11:00 am – Dr. Steven Chang - Robotic Surgery

12:00 pm – Kristi Marsh - Author of Little Changes

1:00 pm – Nancy Oliveria, RD - Is Sugar Toxic?

Introductory Classes — free 30 minute beginner classes, open to all

11:00 am – Tai Chi/QiGong Class by West Roxbury YMCA

12:00 pm – Yoga Class by Anna McIntosh

1:00 pm – Family Zumba Class by West Roxbury YMCA

Exhibits and Screenings

  • Free Health Screenings (Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Carotid Artery)

  • Free Adult Flu Shots (first come, first serve)

  • Ask a Doctor Booth

  • Ask a Pharmacist Booth

  • Same Day Mammograms

  • Nutrition Education and Smoothie Tasting

  • Bike Helmet Fitting and Giveaway (limited, first come, first serve)

  • 3D Ultrasounds for Pregnant Women (by appointment, 617-983-7451)

  • Activities for Kids

  • Giveaways

  • Health Information Tables and So Much More!


For more information, contact Tracy Sylven in Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness Department at 617-983-7451 or via email at tsylven@partners.org.  

A full listing of events and community participants is available by visiting www.brighamandwomensfaulkner.org.

All events, health talks, activities and demonstrations will take place at:
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
1153 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02130


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