Gathering Place Hosts Family Wellness Days

RUMBLE FOR HEALTH: Rumble, the Oklahoma City Thunder mascot, entertained youngsters at Gathering Place during Family Health Day in August.

Gathering Place Family Wellness Days 2021 presented by OU Health Physicians Tulsa are designed to raise awareness and draw attention to different demographics and health categories in the greater Tulsa area. These risks are Kids Health, Womens’ Health, and Mental Health.

In collaboration with community groups and local health providers, each of the 2021 Family Wellness Days provide access to free screening services, resources, demonstrations, and a wide range of group health amenities designed for early detection and prevention through proactive testing and education.

“At Gathering Place, our mission is to offer programming that educates, engages and excites, and Family Wellness Days does all three by bringing value through awareness to our Tulsa community, Said Jonathon Townsend, Community Relations Manager at Gathering Place. “We are thankful for our continued partnership with OU Health Physicians Tulsa which allows us to bring these free services and resources to our Park.”

The first event focusing on Kids Health was held in August, and the next Family Wellness days will include Women’s Health on Saturday, Oct. 2 and mental health on Saturday, Nov. 13. All Wellness Days are free for the public to attend.

The August event presented by OU Health Physicians offered fun, kids focused activities including free fitness classes, resources, giveaways and a very special “Rumble Doll Clinic” in partnership with the Oklahoma Thunder. Children were encouraged to bring their stuffed animals to receive a “wellness check” during the Rumble Doll Classic. Rumble, the Thunder mascot, assisted OU Heath Physicians medical residents in “examining” the stuffed animals and led an exercise class.

“OU Physicians is proud to partner with The Gathering Place to help make Tulsa a healthier community, said James. M. Herman, M.D., Dean, OU-TU School of Community Medicine. “Families from Tulsa and beyond look to Gathering Place to provide a healthy environment for all ages to enjoy activities and entertainment. We want to be part of that by offering wellness events targeted to this community.”