ABOVE: Christina deJongh – Center Administrator
On Saturday, April 2, CenterWell Senior Primary Care hosted the grand opening of its newest senior-focused primary care facility! The center is across the street from Emancipation Park at One Emancipation Center, 3131 Emanicipation Ave, Houston, Texas 77004 which is regarded as a symbol of rebirth in the Third Ward. Karen Kossie-Chernyshev, professor of history at Texas Southern University, was on-site to discuss the importance of the new developments at One Emancipation Center for the community.
Among the highlights, the grand opening event featured frequent raffle drawings to win exciting prizes, food trucks, free boxes of non-perishable food from Target Hunger for the first 50 attendees, free vaccinations from VAXHOU, and DJ Chilly Bill Smith from KTSU radio! Local physicians were also available for interviews and private tours of the facility before or during the event.
With this grand opening, CenterWell furthers its mission to increase access to quality, holistic healthcare for underserved populations. Offering “one-stop” healthcare, CenterWell benefits include: longer visits with patients (up to 45 minutes); on-site labs; and access to pharmacists, mental health specialists and social workers to help with seniors’ behavioral, emotional, and social needs, such as food, transportation, and community programs.