Boynton Beach-based Genesis Community Health will host a block party on Saturday at its new office in Boca Raton.
“Long time ago, the way people introduced themselves to the community was that they’d throw some sort of party, so that was our idea. Let’s throw a party to let people know who we are,” said DeAnna Warren, CEO of Genesis Community Health. “We just want to do that as an introduction of Genesis Community Health to the community of the Boca Raton area.”
Genesis, which opened the facility in South County on Feb. 4, will provide guests with a variety of free health services, such as vision, dental and hearing screenings for children and health and dental screening for adults.
There will be activities and entertainment as well, including face painting, bounce house, raffles and food.
“We want people to come out and have fun, take tours of our new center, and learn how we can help them stay healthy,” said Warren.
The nonprofit organization was founded in 2009 in Boynton Beach to promote and provide health care.
After deciding to expand its services to Boca Raton, Genesis partnered with Boca Helping Hands to assist their clients with medical care.
“Looking at the needs of the population in Boca Raton, people think that there are lots of resources to go around but we’re looking at the number of individuals in Boca that are classified as medically under-served (according to the Federal Government) and we decided you know what, there is a need here,” explained Warren about the decision of opening a location in Boca.
In Boca Raton, only 930 low-income patients out of the nearly 34,700 who live in the city are currently being assisted at a healthcare center, Genesis officials said.