Hundreds crowd indoors to the Muevete beat
As the colder months approach, so does this year’s flu season, making it crucial for community members to take action in preventing influenza and its complications. For the month of October, the Greater Humboldt Park Community Diabetes Empowerment Center (DEC), in partnership with Walgreens, administered a total of 84 flu shots to community members. In addition to providing this free service, DEC provided basic heart screenings, nutrition education, cooking demonstration, physical activity and referrals.
Muévete is celebrating its 10th anniversary (Aug. 2005- Aug. 2015). What started as a walking group twice a week around Humboldt Park has evolved into a community based physical activity program. Muévete provides classes of Dance-aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, seasonal walking and biking and the once a year Move for Life! season kick-off event. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, and at three different locations, free of charge and open to adults 18 and over. All classes are accessible to all fitness levels to encouraging movement for all and support an active lifestyle.
On Saturday, August 22nd 2015, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary with a 10,000 steps around Humboldt Park. Free of charge and for the entire family. There will be prizes for every 5,000 steps an individual takes. Music, heart screenings, snacks and refreshment will be provided. Please call or visit to register at the Diabetes Empowerment Center, 2753 W. Division St. 773-342-0855.
On Friday, April 17th, the Diabetes Empowerment Center and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center held a luncheon to honor Jade Dell for her lifelong community and human rights activism. Jade worked with Dr. Steve Whitman for decades, particularly at the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI). Jaime Delgado and José E. López acknowledged her many behind the scenes contribution to Chicago’s Puerto Rican community.
The luncheon was a way for the community to acknowledge her greatness.
Thank you to all the organizations, sponsors, partners, individuals, inters, volunteers, performers and the Greater Humboldt Park Community for saying Presente! at this year’s Move for Life! 2015. Sunny and windy as it was, I hope everyone had the opportunity to Move!
For additional images and listing of service providers please visit,www.facebook.com/TheHumboldtParkDiabetesEmpowermentCenter andwww.facebook.com/Muevete.
For additional questions or concerns,
call or email, 7773-342-0855, email@example.com.
By Leony Calderón
Health Education Every Wednesday, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.
Manage, Control and Prevent Diabetes. Ask Doctors, Residents, Nutritionist, Pharmacist and Dietitian Your Pressing Health Questions.
- * Diabetes 101
- * Medication Education
- * Nutrition Class
- * Intro to Diabetes & How the Body Works
- * Protecting Your Eyes
- * Protecting Your Feet
- * Oral Health
- * Using The Glucose Meter & Meds
- * Heart Health Education
- * Physical Activity and Diabetes
Diabetes Empowerment Center, 2753 W. Division St. 773-342-0855
Free and Bilingual.
Educación de Salud todos los Miércoles de 12:00pm a 1:00pm
Manege, Controle y Prevenga la Diabetes. Haga Preguntas a los Médicos, Residentes, Nutricionistas, Farmacéuticos y Dietista Acerca de Su de Salud.
- * Diabetes 101
- * Educación Medicamentos
- * Clase de Nutrición
- * Introducción a la Diabetes y Cómo funciona el cuerpo
- * Proteja sus ojos
- * La protección de sus pies
- * Salud Oral
- * Uso del medidor de glucosa y Medicamentos
- * Educación para la Salud del Corazón
- * Actividad física y la diabetes
Gratuito y Bilingüe.
Centro de Empoderamiento Contra la Diabetes, 2753 W. Division St. 773-342-0855