In honor of Men’s Health Month, Quincy Medical Center (QMC) will host Celebrate Dad — A Day of Health, Fitness and Fun for Men and their Families on Sunday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the hospital’s main parking lot and lobby at 114 Whitwell Street in Quincy.
“Last November, we held a very successful Ladies Night Out health event at Quincy High School,” explains QMC President Donna Rubinate. “We heard great feedback from the hundreds of people who attended, including many who wondered when we would hold such an event for the men in our community. So we decided to offer a special event that focused on men’s health, but with a great mix of activities for everyone, knowing that it may well be wives and daughters who are bringing their husbands and dads. We are thrilled that Matt Light will be joining us as our special guest.”
This free community event will feature an array of health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, pulmonary function testing, memory screening, carpal tunnel syndrome/elbow tendonitis screening, and more. A lineup of health experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on a variety of health topics, such as cardiac and vascular health, bone and joint health, and nutrition. Participants will enjoy fun and health-conscious activities like hand massages from the Spa at Boncaldo, fitness demonstrations by the South Shore YMCA, samples from Naked Juice, the interactive Ameri-Brain exhibit, and music provided by Magic 106.7.
Former New England Patriot standout Matt Light will share how he met his health challenges both on and off the field, and will answer questions from the audience. Mary Richardson, former host of WCVB-TV’s Chronicle and Steward Health Care community liaison, will emcee.
About Quincy Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital
Founded in 1890, Quincy Medical Center (QMC), 114 Whitwell Street, Quincy, MA, is a community hospital that provides essential emergency, medical and surgical services to patients in Quincy and surrounding South Shore communities – providing them with leading edge medicine in a compassionate, personalized community-based health care setting. QMC has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission, an “A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, and the HealthGrades® General Surgery Excellence Award for 2013 and 2014 (ranked among the top 5% in the nation for general surgery in 2014).
Quincy Medical Center is part of the Steward Health Care System LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England which combines over 3,000 physicians, 11 acute care hospitals, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care. Additional information is available at www.steward.org.