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The LOOP to Host the Inaugural 'Elevate' Family Health & Wellness Day

Las Olas Oceanside Park, in partnership with FLIPANY, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department and Children’s Services Council of Broward County, invites the community to join them for the inaugural ELEVATE Family Health & Wellness Day on Sunday, June 12.

Coinciding with the annual National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Family Health & Fitness Day, ELEVATE promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities active, healthy, and connected. The event and activities will focus on five pillars of health: mental, physical, spiritual, financial and sustainability for a healthy planet.

Activities include sample group fitness classes for children, teens and adults, health, wellness and pet care vendors, health screenings, healthy food options, educational demonstrations, age-appropriate games and activities, prizes, giveaways and more.

The schedule of activities includes:

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: DJ Purple Sun Radio – curator of infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: P.E. X-Games for all ages

  • 10:20 – 10:25 a.m.: Soca Bounce Fitness Demonstration – a fun, high energy and low impact, interval training workout

  • 10:30 – 11 a.m.: Chair Yoga for active adults with Carolina Figares

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Consultations with Latanya Hopson, Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Activitist, Health Disparity Advocate and Holistic Lifestyle Consultant

Ongoing activities includes:

  • New York Life#LoveInActionWall – The New York Life #LoveInActionWall will give attendees an opportunity to share in words or pictures the times love took action in their lives

  • WE Florida Financial Credit Union – Children's money management, book reading and games; teens financial literacy app

  • LensCrafters – Eye exams, activities for children, contests, and more

  • Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue (FLFR) – CPR classes for all ages

With a mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources necessary to enhance the lives of the children and families, the Children’s Services Council of Broward County will present a Family Resource Fair Zone. More than a dozen social service agencies and nonprofits will populate the area to distribute information, including representatives from The Advocacy Network on Disabilities; Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center; Children’s Services Council of Broward Co.; City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation Department; Family Success Center; Florida KidCare; FLIPANY; HandsOn Broward; The Pride Center at Equality Park; SunServe, and more to be announced.

OneBlood will be on-site offering guests an opportunity to make a difference with a blood donation. OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available, and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients.

Healthy food vendors include Fresh Organics & More, ItalKing Coconut Water, My Hot Vegan, and The Juice Somm.

Additional confirmed vendors include Broward County Property Appraiser Office, Chill Otter Co., Clinical Care Medical Centers, Cure Natural Skin Care, Excite My Health, Hourglass Healing Arts, House of Thumbs, Humana, Jessie Bear, Kukeebubee, Liberty Dental Plan, Native Ceuticals Fort Lauderdale, Natura Dermatology, Osteostrong, Pet Wants Fort Lauderdale, PetWellClinic Pembroke Pines, PureLaVie Hydration and Wellness, Rainforest Beauty, Readings by Joanne, Stretch X: The Ultimate Stretching Experience, Suja Juice, The Concierge Practice and Venturi X Caliber.

The event is sponsored by Children’s Services of Broward County; City of Fort Lauderdale Parks & Recreation Department; FLIPANY; Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue (FLFR); LensCrafters; New York Life; PetWell Clinic; Suja Juice; and WE Florida Financial Credit Union.

Free to the public, 100% of the event profits support active and passive programming related to public health classes, and additional services to create a welcoming year-round gathering space.

The event is free and open to the public.

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Las Olas Oceanside Park


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