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Sankofa Wellness Center: Closing the Life Expectancy Gap

September 12, 2023
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The Sankofa Wellness Village will build on the collaborative’s efforts by providing essential needs that appeal to the whole person.

Neighbors will no longer have to leave West Garfield Park for necessities and amenities. They’ll have access to child care, educational resources, art classes, banking and healthy food in one central location. West Garfield Park residents are expected to live an average of 69 years, according to a 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University report. By comparison, Loop residents are expected to live 16 years longer, to an average age of 85.

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