Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Hosts Free Health and Wellness Open Houses on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Hosts Free Health and Wellness Open Houses on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Employees and Physicians Will Volunteer to Provide Health Services in Prince George's Maryland and Northern Virginia

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 16, 2012, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States will host two community health and wellness open house events from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The health and wellness open houses will be free and open to the public, with locations at the Colmar Manor Community Center in Prince George's County, Md. and ACCA Child Development Center in Annandale, Va. Both sites will provide free health screens, one-on-one consultations with Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians, and a range of enjoyable fitness activities for the entire family. 

"Stewardship is a core value of Kaiser Permanente's business," comments Marilyn Kawamura, president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. "A value kept alive by fostering a culture of volunteerism which is fully embraced by our employees and physicians, and providing a variety of volunteer opportunities within the communities we serve across the region."

Both health and wellness open house events will offer preventive screenings – free to all who attend – including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Body mass index
  • Bone density
  • Cholesterol
  • Facial Derma scan
  • Glucose
  • Heart attack/stroke risk assessment
  • HIV
  • Kidney
  • Vision

Beyond health assessments, the health and wellness open houses will offer fun activities for the entire family – including zumba, ballroom dancing, walking, and kid-friendly physical activities. Attendees can also enjoy free massage services.

Kaiser Permanente employees, physicians, and executives will be on-site volunteering at both health and wellness open houses. Health and wellness open house locations include:

  • Colmar Manor Community Center, 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor, MD 20722
    • Time: 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. EST
  • ACCA Child Development Center, 7200 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
    • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00- p.m. EST

Reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life of service, Kaiser Permanente employees and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians are making a commitment of their time and expertise by serving to build healthy communities and bring good health to everyone.

For more about Kaiser Permanente's efforts in the community year-round, visit: http://kp.org/communitybenefit.  

About Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States region, headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, provides and coordinates complete health care services for almost 500,000 members through 30 medical centers in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1980, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is a total health organization comprised of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C., an independent medical group that features approximately 900 physicians who provide or arrange care for patients throughout the area.  Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States is considered one of Maryland's "Top HMOs," according to the Maryland Health Care Commission.  The health plan was ranked in the nation's 100 top commercial health plans and 20 top Medicare health plans – and the #1 Medicare plan for Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – by "NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011 Private."  For more information about Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, visit http://www.kp.org/ or follow us on Twitter, www.twitter.com/KPMidAtlantic.

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States



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