Thursday, January 17, 2013

Celebrate the First Anniversary of the Widener Community Nursing Clinic with a Day of Service

The Widener Community Nursing Clinic will celebrate it’s first anniversary in partnership with CityTeam International on Monday, Jan. 21 by hosting a day of health service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which is free and open to the public.

The anniversary celebration will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the clinic, located at CityTeam International (634 Sproul Street, Chester, Pa.19013).

The event will start with a welcome message from Dr. Deborah Garrison, dean of Widener University’s School of Nursing, followed by presentations of certificates of appreciation. A few remarks will also be given by Ellen Boyda, coordinator of the family nurse practitioner program at Widener and the director of the Widener Community Nursing Clinic, Kwinn Tucker of CityTeam International, and student nurses and alumnae volunteers. Immediately following, the Widener Community Nursing Clinic will offer free health screenings, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, flu shots, and weight (BMI) measurements.

The day’s activities will close with healthy food and refreshments prepared by residents, students, and volunteers. All of the public, patients, staff, residents, volunteers, and students are welcome to attend in the celebration.

The Widener Community Nursing clinic is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. It provides physical assessments, episodic medical care, and referrals to support groups, as well as essential education programs. These services are offered pro bono by nurse practitioners and registered nurses, both student and alumni, all of which volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to the Widener Community Nursing Clinic, please contact Marcia Bowers, director of community relations and continuing education, at 610-499-1327 or by email at

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