Muevete

Move for Life! 2016 was driven indoors by the weather this year

Hundreds crowd indoors to the Muevete beat

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 a cold, windy and snowy day forced the Move for Life! event indoors for the first time to the Diabetes Empowerment Center.  Despite the inclement weather the community came out to enjoy a day of physical activity. Girls in the Game hosted physical activity; the Block Club Federation, Gads Hills and the Muévete; Zumba and Dance-aerobic team kept the event in full motion. Raffles were held at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. The raffle prizes consisted of bikes courtesy of West Town Bikes/Ciclo Urban, Sports equipment courtesy of The Block Club Federation, goody bags courtesy of Erie Health Center and duffle bags filled with food measures, mat and t-shirt courtesy of the Diabetes Empowerment Center/Keep Your Heart Healthy/Muévete. Health screenings face painting, games and healthy snacks were part of the day’s event.
We want to extend our appreciation to the following organizations, programs, individuals and volunteers who supported the event: PRCC’s Affordable Care Act, Barretos Union League Boys & Girls Club, Block Club Federation, Build On, Casa Central, Centro Infantil Consuelo Lee Corretjer Day Care, Chicago Park District, Community Health, Cook County Health & Hospital System, DEC: & Viva La Familia, DJ Wanda, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican HS, Erie Family Health Center, Gads Hill Center, Girls in the Game, Kids in the Kitchen of Junior League of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago- Strich School of Medicine, Madulla Chiro One Wellness Center, McCormick Tribune YMCA, Midwestern University Chicago Collage of Pharmacy, My World My Heart- Northwestern, Puerto Rican Pageant Committee, The Greater HP Community of Wellness, UrbanAgricultural Program -La Canasta, Vida/SIDA: Mujeres for Paseo, El Rescate, West Humboldt Park Development Council, West Town Bikes/Ciclo Urbano, Y.E.S./Youth Empowering Strategies, 014th District-CAPS, Regina Ruzzo, Aakanksha Kmanna, Omer Ismael, Mathew Nguyen, Sandra Candelaria, Arely Macias and Universal Prayer and especially our sponsors; Presence Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, Norwegian American Hospital, and Keep Your Heart Healthy.
Stay tuned for our next outdoor activity: The 10,000 Step Community Walk, which will take place on Saturday August 20, 2016.
The seasonal walking groups start Monday April 18, 2016 at 12:00pm and 2:00pm
773-342-0855, 2753 W. Division St.

What is Move for Life!?

by Leony Calderón, Muévete

Move for Life!  is an annual one day community-driven outdoor event to kick-off the Spring/Summer physical activity seasons. Move for Life! has three primary objectives:
1) to promote and support an active lifestyle;
2) to showcase the community’s free and or low cost physical activity programming; and
3) to foster ongoing collaboration and networking amongst these groups.
Move for Life! brings together the community to plan the event over a three month period, features community organizations, programs, individuals as well as cultural activities and entertainment. Move for Life! This year will be on Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. inside Humboldt Park at the southeast corner near Division and California.
If your organization or program would like to take part in showcasing  call or email for a registration form, 773-342-0855,  moveforelife@prcc-chgo.org.
Volunteer opportunities available, community service hours and enrichment hours students
welcome.

Muévete is celebrating its 10th!

By Leony Calderón, Diabetes Empowerment Center

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.

Thank you to all!

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, muevete@prcc-chgo.org.

Health Education at the Diabetes Empowerment Center Every Wednesday!

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.

Weekly Topics

  • *       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.

Temas Semanales

  • *       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

Diabetes Empowerment Center and Muevete Present! at People’s Parade

The Greater Humboldt Park Community Diabetes Empowerment Center’s Muévete Physical Activity Program, ¡Dijo Presente!  The Sun shined on us Saturday, June 14, 2014, as we celebrated along with community the 36th annual and 2nd United Puerto Rican People’s Parade. Participants, staff, instructors and volunteers showed their beautiful smile while waving the Puerto Rican Flag Parading down Division street in Humboldt Park, and the crowd responded with chants and cheers while weaving proudly the Puerto Rican flags. It was truly a day of pride and celebration on Division St.

Join us for Health Education classes: Nutrition Education, Food Demonstrations, Diabetes Prevention and Medication Education.  Muévete: Dance-aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, seasonal walking and biking groups. Heart Health Screenings and more… The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center is located at 2753 W. Division St. is opened on Monday and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am-7:00pm. 773-342-0855.

4th Annual Move for Life Spring Kick-off draws over 400 Community Residents!

Saturday, April 5, 2014 over 400 families, students, community members showed up at the 4th Anuual Move for Life! event in Humboldt Park to ride their bikes, dance, learn to make healthy meals and snacks, play basketball, watch live Puerto Rican bomba, plena, belly dancing and even check their heart health. These were just some of the activities and performances at this fun filled event in celebration of the arrival of spring and promotion of getting out and becoming more physically active.

Whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling, dance-aerobics, Zumba, basketball, or soccer the idea is to get people moving. To motivate our community, Move for Life! brought together 25 community based organizations, agencies, and individuals to interactively showcase their various free or low cost physical activity programs available to everyone in the community throughout the year. Thank you to all of the providers who enjoyed this beautiful warm day in Humboldt park promoting a more physically active and healthy lifestyle and providing information on programming that everyone can participate for free or at an affordable cost.

The Muevete program is housed at The Greater Humboldt Community Diabetes Empowerment Center at 2753 W. Division St and provides absolutely FREE physical activities Monday through Saturday for adults 18 years and older and all fitness levels

For more information on next year’s Move for Life! or to participate in the Muevete program contact the Diabetes Empowerment Center at 773-342-0855 or email us at muevete@prcc-chgo.org.

This Saturday- 4th Annual Season Kick-off Event “Move for Life” at Humboldt Park!

Move for Life! Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12 Noon-4:00PM in Humboldt Park, (Luis Munoz Marin Drive) corner of Division and California.

Now in its 4th year, the purpose of Move for Life! is to kick-off the Spring/Summer season by promoting and supporting an active lifestyle and encouraging the community to participate in physical activities. Whether it’s walking, jogging, cycling, dance-aerobics, Zumba, basketball, or soccer the idea is to get people moving. To motivate our community, Move for Life! brings together community-based organizations, agencies, and individuals to interactively showcase their various free or low cost physical activity programs available to everyone in the community throughout the year.

For more information on Move for Life! or to participate in the event contact the Diabetes Empowerment Center at 773-342-0855 or email us at muevete@prcc-chgo.org.