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The SPIRIT July/ August 2023

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POWAB Spotlights
U.S. Senate Wellness Fair
Representative from Damien Ministries, Grimaldi-Francesca Sanchez, Marelyn Martinez, Rocheny Princien and Co-Chair Deontrinese Henderson
Chris Farmer with United Health Care
Capital Caring Health Washington DC
POWAB Co-Chair Henry Fuller, Director-Client Relations Donna Gayles,
and Dr. Sabrina St. Clair
DC Health Gail Hansen and POWAB
Co-Chair Deontrinese Henderson
The U.S. Senate offices of Training & Development and Employee Assistance & Well-being hosted the Wellness Fair on July 20th and 21st at the Senate Hart Building. This was the first time the fair had been held since 2019, centered around the theme "Working Back to Wellness." Over 30 vendors were present, offering live demonstrations, health resources, and information to help attendees find ways to enhance their health and well-being.
The fair was set up in a spacious venue, with booths representing the 8 Pillars of Well-Being: physical, environmental, purpose, professional, social, emotional, financial, and intellectual. Healthcare providers, fitness experts, nutritionists, mental health professionals, and other wellness-related vendors ran several booths. They offered valuable information, demonstrations, and engaging activities to help attendees take proactive steps toward better health. Free health screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol, and BMI checks, were also available to identify potential health risks.
The fair provided a platform for attendees to connect with like-minded individuals, build a community, and share personal experiences and success stories about their health journey. With 1,581 participants over the two days and 20 people who attended the live stream, the Wellness Fair was a positive and enriching experience. It inspired participants to take charge of their health and well-being, fostering a community and helping individuals access valuable resources to make meaningful lifestyle changes for a healthier and happier life.

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Community Activities, Health Education, and Outreach

Holistic Health and Wellness Videos
for whole person health in mind, body, and spirit

David Preston, Agent Manager
Washington, DC and Maryland
Meet the Talented Women Behind
The SPIRIT Newsletter 2023
POWAB The SPIRIT Newsletter Editor, Bernadette Bailey
POWAB General Editor,
Rev. Dana "Salia" Mitchell
POWAB Spotlights Our Government
and Community Co-Chairs 2023
Evangelist Regina Jefferson
Government Co-Chair, Co-Lead, "SPEAK On It" Podcast, Co- Lead, Community Health and Wellness Fair, Co-Lead, Funding and Community Partnership, Public Health Analyst, Coordinator, Faith Initiative, DC Health - Email
 Dr. Rev. E. Gail Anderson Holness
Government Co-Chair, Director, Faith Based Outreach, District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health - Email
Rev. Darryl! Moch
Community Co-Chair, Producer, "SPEAK on it" Podcast, POWAB Fiduciary Business partner, Community Day Health and Wellness Fair Entertainment coordinator, Senior Associate Minister, Inner Light Ministries UCC, Dean, Communities Practice, Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ - Email

Henry D. Fuller, MURP
Community Co-Chair,
Client Relations Executive,
Capital Caring Health and
Founder/CEO of CUGASP, Inc.

Deontrinese Henderson
Community Co-Chair,
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
POWAB Celebrating 15 years of "Heart" Work to Promote Health and Wellness!