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La Casa Norte’s Census Beats: Pride Happy Hour

La Casa Norte’s Census Beats: Pride Happy Hour

Join La Casa Norte for Census Beats: Pride Happy Hour on Thursday, June 18th at 5:30pm on Facebook live featuring Latin soul music by Sandra Antongiorigi and spoken word by La Casa Norte’s own Leslie Taylor! We will share fun facts on the importance of the 2020 Census for communities of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and social service providers.

You count! Come out and be counted!

 

The United Blocks of Humboldt Park meetings are first Thursday of every month. Our meetings are held at Association House, located at 1116 N Kedzie at 7 P.M.

Please join us as we discuss neighborhood issues like the closing of the dance studio – Legacy Dance Studio and other topics of concern.

Mission

A.) To enhance the livability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison between the neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods.

B.) To provide an open process by which all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood.

The United Blocks of Humboldt Park meetings are first Thursday of every month. Our meetings are held at Association House, located at 1116 N Kedzie at 7 P.M.

Please join us as we discuss neighborhood issues like the closing of the dance studio – Legacy Dance Studio and other topics of concern.

Mission

A.) To enhance the livability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison between the neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods.

B.) To provide an open process by which all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood.

The United Blocks of Humboldt Park meetings are first Thursday of every month. Our meetings are held at Association House, located at 1116 N Kedzie at 7 P.M.

Please join us as we discuss neighborhood issues like the closing of the dance studio – Legacy Dance Studio and other topics of concern.

Mission

A.) To enhance the livability of the area by establishing and maintaining an open line of communication and liaison between the neighborhood, government agencies and other neighborhoods.

B.) To provide an open process by which all members of the neighborhood may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood.

PLANT SALE
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & May 12, 2019
10am – 4pm

No Admission Charge 

EVENT LOCATION: Westside of Field House
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

Volunteer Sign UP – 10% Discount for 3 Hrs. of Your Time

Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present the 2019 Annual Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale. The sale is a FUNDRAISER for the 10,000 sq. ft. of Park Gardens. The gardens are designed, funded and maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club and are registered as part of the Chicago Park District Community Gardens in the Parks Program.

WHAT IS FOR SALE? You will be able to purchase herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals, hanging baskets and perennials.

KIDS can decorate 4 inch pots, fill them with soil, and then plant seeds in the pots to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day.

All the plants offered at the sale will be personally hand-picked by Wicker Park Garden Club members to perform well in Chicago. Volunteers will assist you with finding the plants that will work best in your gardens, containers, or roof tops – and – help you find the perfect gift for your mother.

PLANT SALE
Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & May 12, 2019
10am – 4pm

No Admission Charge 

EVENT LOCATION: Westside of Field House
RAIN LOCATION: Gym

Volunteer Sign UP – 10% Discount for 3 Hrs. of Your Time

Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present the 2019 Annual Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale. The sale is a FUNDRAISER for the 10,000 sq. ft. of Park Gardens. The gardens are designed, funded and maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club and are registered as part of the Chicago Park District Community Gardens in the Parks Program.

WHAT IS FOR SALE? You will be able to purchase herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals, hanging baskets and perennials.

KIDS can decorate 4 inch pots, fill them with soil, and then plant seeds in the pots to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day.

All the plants offered at the sale will be personally hand-picked by Wicker Park Garden Club members to perform well in Chicago. Volunteers will assist you with finding the plants that will work best in your gardens, containers, or roof tops – and – help you find the perfect gift for your mother.

This past weekend ComEd hosted fifty Chicagoland freshman students at the Art Institute of Chicago to further develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability. This session is a part of the ComEd HFS Chicago Scholars STEM Program that launched in December, offered exclusively to students in the HFS Scholars program, which helps socioeconomically-disadvantaged, and flourishing students attend top Chicago private high schools.

The STEM program includes five immersive workshops per academic year for four years where students gain project-based experience with the mentoring of professional engineers. The working session held on Saturday, March 2nd, was the third of the five workshops with the creative backdrop of the Art Institute of Chicago. Impressively, the students continue to show a consistent commitment to STEM education as well as a high level of engagement. ComEd mentor and Engineer for ComEd, Oke Chika also added to the students’ enthusiasm by leading interactive discussions regarding their future career opportunities and STEM applications in the real world.

Successful Model Integrates Medical Practices with Lifestyle and Behavioral Changes

Erie Family Health Centers, a community health system providing high-quality and affordable health care to Chicagoans, continues to see successful patient health outcomes due to its integrated “health-ownership” model. Through this system-wide approach to care, patients are guided to take ownership of their health to reduce and better treat preventable chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and even poor bone health.

Traditional healthcare models have almost always been about “sick care” and medical interventions once an individual becomes ill or injured. However, with about half of all American adults living with preventable chronic diseases, many of which can be attributed to poor quality eating patterns and physical inactivity, medical professionals know that the best results come from patients who take ownership of their health and make behavioral changes in their homes. Recognizing the correlation between patients’ health and wellness practices decades ago, Erie has effectively been integrating proactive preventative services into its service delivery since the very beginning. After years of fine-tuning these practices, this model is demonstrating improved health outcomes, as seen in Erie’s diabetes programs, in which 75 percent of its diabetic patients maintain well-controlled glucose levels.

“Health care is evolving. What happens to patients between doctor’s appointments is as important as, or even more important than, what happens during an appointment,” said Dr. Lee Francis, President and CEO of Erie Family Health Centers. “Taking ownership of your health by changing certain behaviors, such as eating healthier foods and exercising, can be just as crucial to your health as taking medicine in specific circumstances. We want our patients to be healthy and have these programs in place to help guide and encourage them to be healthy on their own.”

Erie Family Health Centers’ “health-ownership” model combines traditional medical practices with additional wellness programs lead by health educators trained in lifestyle and behavioral changes. Each patient goes through a medical and behavioral screening process to assess medical and wellness needs. The assessments help Erie staff understand each patient’s level of motivation or readiness to make a behavioral change, such as those related to obesity, healthy eating or smoking. Staff then determines which programs are best suited for each individual, and patients are encouraged to become active participants in the wellness programs. To help this process, Erie provides support through ongoing consultations, follow-up calls and long-term specialized care when appropriate.

Each of the wellness programs are educational, culturally-sensitive and hands-on to help participants seamlessly take ownership of their own health and lifestyle. Erie Family Health Centers offers wellness programs such as –

  • Diabetes Month-by-Month: a monthly education class to help participants understand diabetes and how to better control it
  • Diabetes Prevention Program: an intensive, evidence-based lifestyle program helping at-risk participants avoid being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
  • La Vida Sana, La Vida Feliz: an exercise and nutrition program for pre-diabetic participants
  • Share Our Strength’s® Cooking Matters: a class that teaches participants how to cook healthy meals on a budget

In addition to such classes, Erie also offers the USDA’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program and a running club. A partnership with Top Box Foods was also created to help participants buy high-quality fruits, vegetables and protein at a discounted rate. Each of these programs contribute to serving all of Erie’s patients, an overwhelming percentage of whom come from low-income and Latino communities. Such populations face barriers to accessing healthy foods and active living opportunities, making these programs all the more necessary to achieve successful patient health outcomes.

Recognized as a “Health Center Quality Leader” for the past three years by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Erie Family Health Centers’ clinical support team and medical providers continue to work hard to address social determinants of health through education and wellness programs that have proven to directly improve health outcomes.

On Tuesday, October 16th, join LUCHA for a community-wide celebration to honor our 36th birthday during Affordable Housing Month! Come to Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center to celebrate LUCHA’s achievements over the past 36 years as we rededicate ourselves to creating and preserving affordable housing across the northwest side of Chicago. Bring your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues – we’ll have tacos, live entertainment, games, a raffle and more for all to enjoy!

Tierra Linda is LUCHA’s first sustainability-oriented development, bridging affordable housing with green technology for low-income residents of the City of Chicago. Featuring the first affordable, multi-family Passive House in the state, Tierra Linda is a testament to the fact that everyone deserves access to high quality housing and a healthy space to live.

On Thursday, September 27th, LUCHA is hosting a free community celebration to honor Tierra Linda! Join us at Simons Park, across the street from the Passive House, for food, fun + games, live entertainment, community-building, and more! All are welcome!

To learn more about Tierra Linda, visit our website.