December 8, 2010 Community Event

Holiday Health Fair

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia County provided a cooking demonstrationThe Women’s Health Project celebrated the close of their second year of programming with a Holiday Health Fair, including entertainment and demonstrations designed to make the event both engaging and educational. The free event took place on Wednesday, December 8 in the community room at Bliss Towers in Hudson New York.

Entertainment was provided by Kuumba Dance and Drum Students from Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center. Karen Mort of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia County provided a cooking demonstration. Elena Mosley of Operation Unite led a demonstration of Latin Dance Health Movement. Kari Rieser of Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium’s Kids n’ Motion program led a demonstration of fun, at-home exercises.

Kuumba Dance and Drum students from Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts CenterA health resource fair allowed participants to learn more about local organizations that provide health care services, to sign up for services, and to receive free flu and pneumonia immunizations, as well as taxi vouchers for rides to and from women’s health services within Hudson. Organizations participating in the health resource fair included the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Columbia County Community Healthcare Consortium, Columbia County Department of Health, Columbia Opportunities, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia County, the REACH Center of the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, WIC (The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) and the Women’s Health Project Taxi Voucher Program. Attendees also had the opportunity to receive free anonymous HIV screenings from the New York State Department of Health. 

To see photographs of the supporting organizations at the event, please click here.

To see photographs of the groups and organizations that provided entertainment and demonstrations, please click here.

To see videos of a sample of the entertainment and demonstrations, please click here.

The event was the ninth in a series of free health events offered by the Women’s Health Project, a community-based initiative of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities at the University at Albany.


This project is supported by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health (grant number P20MD003373). All content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities or the National Institutes of Health.