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For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade County Parks Joins HFSF in Presenting a Free Family Health & Wellness Fair at Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22

(MIAMI, March 13, 2014) - The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has partnered with the Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) to present a free Family Health and Wellness Fair for residents of all ages on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park Community Center, 14445 SW 122 Ave., Miami FL 33186.

Activities will include:

Resource materials will be available on a variety of health-related topics such as nutrition, fitness, home health care, personal safety, and Medicare.

Participating exhibitors will include: Baptist Community Health, Florida Division of Blind Services, Doctors at Home, Florida Senior Medicare Patrol (FL-SMP), Operation TTT Boot Camp, SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), the State Attorney’s Office, local health care providers, and Miami-Dade County Parks’ own Fit2Play Program Camps for Kids and the Active Adults 55+ Program for adults age 55 and over.

There will also be open registration for Miami-Dade County Parks’ affordable Fit2Play Program Camps for Kids and free ongoing Active Adults 55+ Self-Management Activities and Classes.

For more information about recreational programs and activities at Deerwood Bonita Lake Park, call 305-234-1660 and visit Miami-Dade County Parks on the web at

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About the Health Foundation of South Florida: Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit grant-making organization, is dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. By funding providers and supporting programs to promote health and prevent disease, the Foundation makes a measurable and sustainable impact in the health of individuals and families. For its nationally recognized Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative, the Foundation has allocated $8.75 million over five years to community partners for programs designed to improve the health of older adults. Since 1993, Health Foundation has awarded more than $104 million in grants and program support.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department: Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

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