Free Summer Wellness Fair on June 4

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 20, 2022 – The free Sleeves Up Shelby County Summer Wellness fair will offer mental health counseling, nutrition advice, outdoor activities, giveaways, and more Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. just outside the grand re-opening of the Ed Rice Community Center located at 2907 N Watkins Street. This event will be hosted by Leadership Memphis, Volunteer Memphis, and the Shelby County Health Department in conjunction with Memphis Housing and Community Development and Memphis Parks. The Summer Wellness Fair will be free for anyone to attend, and you can find more information online at https://volunteermemphis.org/summer-wellness-fair/.

“Our June 4 Summer Wellness Fair will bring health resources directly to the community. We are excited to provide counseling services, wellness kits, and much more to people in a place they trust,” said Reggie Crenshaw, President and CEO of Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis.

The Summer Wellness Fair will feature a “wellness row” where several local agencies will set up booths to answer people’s questions about mental health, nutrition, wellness, and more. These benefits will be free to the public and anyone who visits the booths will receive a summer gift. Volunteers will also hand out free health and wellness kits and other gifts to people who show their Tenncare or EBT cards.

In addition to healthcare services, the Summer Wellness Fair will be a fun event for families. People can expect face painters, caricature artists, bouncy houses, and slides for everyone to enjoy. Memphis Parks will also be hosting the grand re-opening of the Ed Rice Community Center.

The Sleeves Up Shelby County Summer Wellness Fair is scheduled for June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the Ed Rice Community Center in Frayser Park located at 2907 N Watkins Street. The event is free and open for all to attend. Anyone wanting to learn more about the event can find more information online at https://volunteermemphis.org/summer-wellness-fair/.