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Health & Housing Block Party set for Union Hill, April 6

For Immediate Release: 3/28/2019 4:40 pm

The City of Worcester Department of Economic Development - Housing Development Division will host a Health & Housing Block Party & Fair in the Union Hill neighborhood (Providence Street between Dorchester Street and Aetna Street) on Saturday, April 6 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity will be hosting various volunteer opportunities in the morning including a Brush with Kindness Event with various Providence Street homes as well as Operation Playhouse. At the end of the volunteer event, a child’s playhouse will be donated to Grafton Street School.

In addition to the Health & Housing Fair, senior Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials as well as federal, state and local legislators will host a listening session with local housing and health professionals regarding housing’s role in healthcare. A press availability will be held following the listening session at 2 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at 124 Providence Street. Family-friendly activities will include:

  • Free Health Screenings sponsored by UMASS Memorial Medical Center
  • Open House Bus Tour sponsored by Live Worcester Now and the Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts
  • Live music by Crocodile River Music
  • Interactive workshops on health and housing
  • Healthy Homes Demonstrations & Giveaways sponsored by Lowes
  • Free window screen repair sponsored by the Masslandlords Association
  • Free asthma spacers sponsored by Worcester Public School Nurses
  • Food trucks & Kettle Corn by The Dogfather, Pangea Cuisine, and Minuteman Kettle Corn
  • Bouncy house by Nuthin by Fun
  • Kid’s games & activities
  • Raffles
  • Local sports team’s mascots

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