Annual Health and Wellness Fair to Take Place in Ferndale

By, Ernest A. Truant

Affirmations will host its annual Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 11am-3pm at Affirmations in Ferndale. This year's fair will include free basic health, vision and glaucoma screenings, STD testing, and adult immunizations. Affirmationswill also feature guest speaker Elaine M. Grohman, local author and Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.

"It has been a sincere pleasure to organize this year's annual Health and
Wellness Fair," says London Bell, Affirmations Health and Human Services
Coordinator.  "The fair enforces the strong community commitment to provide
a safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community to
access free and low cost health services.  Everyone is welcome and
encouraged to attend."

This year's fair welcomes Biomed Specialty Pharmacy as its primary sponsor
and one of the many businesses that will be represented throughout the day.
Others include FernCare Free Clinic and Detroit Legal Services, Inc.
Volunteer providers include pharmacy students from the Wayne State
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and
Health Services, Shanbom Eye Specialists and the Oakland County Health
Division.  In addition, community organizations such as World Medical
Relief, Jewish Gay Network of Michigan, and Adult Well-Being Services will
provide organizational and health related literature and information. 

For more information about Affirmations' Health and Wellness Fair please
contact London Bell, Health and Human Services Coordinator at 248-398-7105 x218 or by email at

Open since 1989 and located in Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Affirmations
provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender
identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional
acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and have fun.  More information can be found at