LHA & Community Partners Bring Critical Health Services to Residents

The Lowell Housing Authority was pleased to join our community partners last Saturday to host an Adult Health and Wellness Fair for residents of the agency’s Federal Public Housing Programs. This event was month’s of planning and spearheaded by Lowell General Hospital and Paula Gouveia, our Resident Health Advisor. Providing support assistance, Mary Alice McParlane, Outreach Specialist, Mary Ann Maciejewski, Special Projects Coordinator and Kelsey Tauer, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, as well as our maintenance staff helped make this event visible and welcoming to our residents. We are grateful for their hard work and celebrate their success.

The event was held at the Mercier Community Center, and this truly was a fitting venue for a community-based effort. Eighty-Two families, and over 200 people walked through the doors to find supportive services. We received positive feedback from participants and partners alike. This event would not have been possible without their support.

The Housing Authority would like to express our sincerest thanks to our dedicated community partners, who provided a breadth of care–everything from Covid-19 vaccinations and booster shots, nutrition and dental guidance, blood pressure and oral cancer screenings, and smoking cessation outreach, among other critical services for healthier lifestyles. Thank you to Lowell General Hospital, UMass Lowell, Greater Lowell Health Alliance, City of Lowell, MA – Government, Lowell Community Health Center, Middlesex Community College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Hannaford Supermarkets the Lowell Senior Center, and all of the volunteers who helped make this year’s fair a success. Your expertise across the healthcare spectrum offered an informative, and unmatched experience for our residents. We appreciate all of your efforts in inspiring a healthier US!