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Designed by: Rich February

 

 

May 22, 2024: 

Expanding Healthcare Access on Chicago's Greater West Side: A Collaborative Effort

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In a crucial effort to expand healthcare access for the Greater West Side of Chicago, PCC Community Wellness Center's new President and CEO, Alyssa Sianghio, convened with prominent city officials. Among those present were Mayor Brandon Johnson, 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts, and Mariana Osoria, First Deputy of Human Services from the Office of the Mayor. The meeting focused on strategic initiatives to enhance healthcare services for the community.

Key figures from PCC and its partners also attended the discussion. Ron Austin, PCC Foundation Board Chair, highlighted the critical role of community support. Dr. Paul Luning, PCC’s Chief Medical Officer, shared insights into medical strategies tailored to the community's needs. Marnie Robinson, Director of Development and Communications at PCC, discussed outreach efforts to ensure community awareness and engagement.

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Additionally, Jimmy Akintonde, President of Ujamaa Construction, and Pat Thompson from Manske, Dieckmann, Thompson Architecture/Interiors, addressed the necessary infrastructural developments to support the expansion of healthcare facilities.

This collaborative meeting represents a significant step forward in ensuring that residents of the Greater West Side of Chicago have improved access to vital healthcare services.


 

May17, 2024: 

Celebrating Senior Health at the Senior Expo!

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Last Friday, May 17, 2024, PCC Community Wellness Center proudly participated in the annual Senior Expo hosted at BUILD Inc., Chicago. This vibrant event, supported by Congressman Danny K. Davis and Voice Newspaper, brought our senior community together in celebration of National Older Americans Month.

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The expo was filled with engaging activities, essential health screenings, and informative workshops on Medicare, fraud protection, and much more. A special highlight was the contribution from PCC Community Wellness Center. Rich February Community Outreach Efforts, which provided valuable resources and support to ensure the well-being of our seniors. Additionally, Chikita Garmon played a crucial role in the event by offering glucose and blood pressure testing, helping seniors stay on top of their health.

 

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May 11, 2024: 

Celebrating the Heart of Our Community at the Magnificent Mothers Extravaganza!

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 This past Mother's Day, Chicago’s Austin neighborhood was abuzz with love and gratitude as we celebrated the Magnificent Mothers Extravaganza on May 11, 2024. Spearheaded by 37th Ward Alderman Emma Mitts and passionately supported by PCC Community Wellness Center, the event was a vibrant tribute to the mothers who form the backbone of our community.

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In partnership with local leaders, churches, businesses, and community groups like Black Men United, we transformed this special day into a festival of unity. The event featured essential gifts, thoughtful discussions, and a barbecue that brought smiles and warmth to all in attendance. Rich February's engagement with the Austin and Lawndale communities played a pivotal role, highlighted by meaningful meetings with Alderman Mitts and Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, which helped shape the event's success.

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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us in honoring the irreplaceable role of mothers in nurturing and strengthening our community. Your presence and support made this event not just a celebration but a profound statement of our collective commitment to wellness and unity.

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April 11, 2024:

Engaging the Community at Michelle Clark High School

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On April 11, 2024, Rich February from PCC Community Wellness Center showcased exceptional initiative at a Michelle Clark High School event. PCC Community Wellness Center's commitment to community health and wellness was on full display, featuring interactive exhibits that drew attention and sparked valuable discussions among parents, faculty, and students.

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The initiative was also led by Anne Stapleton from PCC Development and Communications Team, and had a significant impact, with many individuals reconnecting with PCC's services and expressing renewed enthusiasm for community health resources.

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The event not only strengthened existing relationships but also provided valuable insights for future engagement strategies. Emphasizing the importance of student-led initiatives and an inclusive approach, the outreach highlighted PCC's dedication to continuously adapting its efforts to better serve the community.