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Physical Therapy Students and Faculty to Offer Free Mobility Clinics Jan. 14 and 17

The Widener University Institute for Physical Therapy Education will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with free mobility clinics throughout the city of Chester on Friday, Jan. 14 and Monday, Jan. 17. At each clinic site, students and faculty will screen and clean scooters, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes to ensure that these assistive devices are in optimal condition. In addition, each site will offer blood pressure screenings.

“These clinics enable us to give back using the skills we’ve acquired as physical therapy students and practitioners,” said Dr. Jill Black Lattanzi, a clinical assistant professor in Widener’s Institute for Physical Therapy Education. “It’s our way of embracing Widener’s call to students, faculty and staff to celebrate Dr. King with a day of service.”

For more information, contact Lattanzi at 610-499-1278 or

The community is invited to attend any of the following mobility clinics in Chester:

Friday, Jan. 14 

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

      Chester Senior Center, 721 Hayes St.

      Chester Eastside Ministries, 420 E. 9th St.

  • 12 – 2 p.m.

      Stinson Towers, 1501 Arbor Dr.

      Palmer House Apartments, 1420 Esrey St.

      CityTeam Ministries, 634 Sproul St.

      Community Hospital, 2600 W. 9th St. 

Monday, Jan. 17

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

      Residences at Chestnut Ridge, 2601 Chestnut St.

      Matopos Hills Senior Apartments, 925 John St.

      Freedom Baptist Church, 1095 Morton Ave.

      YWCA, 7th & Sproul Streets

*Home visits will also be coordinated on Jan. 17 through St. Katharine Drexel Church.