In the midst of the stylists and nail techs at A Touch of Rain & Cut Loose Salon and Spa last month stood MetroHealth pediatrician Dr. Robert Needlman.
He came to the salon Feb. 11 with a dietician and his homemade vegetarian chili and set up shop in the lobby to answer questions
Needlman’s visit to A Touch of Rain & Cut Loose Salon last month was the first in a series of health talks to be hosted at the salon and Polished Professional barbershop each month. The talks, dubbed the “Shop Talk Health Series,” are:
The second Saturday of every month starting at 10 a.m. at A Touch of Rain & Cut Loose Salon, 12407 Larchmere Blvd., and then moving to Polished Professionals, 12501 Larchmere Blvd.
The talks are free. Anyone cancome and join the conversation.
METROHEALTH'S HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
FOR ADULTS PROGRAM
Also, donate gently worn prom
attire for young ladies and men
throughout the month of March at
A Touch of Rain & Cut Loose Salon
and Polished Professionals.
“Where you live, work and play influences your health outcomes,” Chappelle said in an interview.
If you live in a neighborhood without a grocery store, Chappelle said, you may buy fast food or food from a corner store without a quality selection.
An analysis by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health showed there is 24-year difference between those that live the longest in Cuyahoga County and those with the shortest lives. People with the longest life expectancy (more than 88 years) are concentrated mostly in Lyndhurst. People with the shortest life expectancy (64 years) are concentrated in Hough. People living in urban areas generally suffer from poorer air quality, housing stock and food choices than those in the suburbs.
“Often the choices you make are shaped by the choices you have,” Chappelle said. “The environment where we live helps to shape our choices.”
By working with a variety of organizations, the St. Luke’s Foundation and its partners expect to reduce inequities in policies and systems that result in health disparities. For more information about the St. Luke’s Foundation and its work in Buckeye-Shaker, check out www.saintlukesfoundation.org.
By Lila Mills, Neighborhood Voice Editor