Events are part of the mayor’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative and efforts to create a safer summer for residents
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Division of Fire will host a series of ice cream socials in City neighborhoods beginning July 1. The events allow residents to tour fire stations, interact with firefighters, receive safety and wellness tips, and of course, ice cream.
Several City departments will attend including Cleveland Fire, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the City Kennel and the Cleveland Division of Water. Additional organizations include the American Red Cross and Metro Health Hospital. The ice cream socials are part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiatives and efforts to create a safer summer.
Ice cream socials are held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
- July 1: Fire Station #4 at 3136 Lorain Avenue
- July 15: Fire Station #41 at 3090 E. 116th Street
- July 22: Fire Station #13 at 6835 Broadway Avenue
- August 5: Fire Station #39 at 15637 Lorain Avenue
The Division of EMS will also provide wellness checks including blood pressure assessments, cholesterol checks, glucose checks and medical reminders, especially for seniors. Metro Health Hospital will help educate seniors about fall prevention, while the American Red Cross will offer healthy tips and first-aid training information.
Mayor Jackson’s Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative is a series of legislation and programs aimed at improving City neighborhoods. Part of the initiative is Safe Summer, aimed at helping Cleveland residents enjoy summer while staying safe. Learn more about the Safe Summer plan.
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