Friday, August 16, 2013
STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA & BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. LAUNCH THIRD YEAR OF BRONX CAN HEALTH INITIATIVE CHECK-IN
State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with Montefiore Medical Center and other community health partners, will launch the third annual Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In on August 17th at Crotona Park, which is located in the new part of Senator Rivera’s district. The Bronx CAN Health Initiative was launched in response to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's study that showed the Bronx as the unhealthiest county in the state of New York.
In addition to tackling the issues of obesity, nutrition, exercise and access to preventative health services, as has been done at previous events, this year’s Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In will also offer HIV and Hepatitis C testing, as well as information about how to prevent and where to get treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These additions are in response to a recent report from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene which found that the 10457 ZIP code in the Bronx, in which Crotona Park lies, has the highest number of people with at least two STDs in the city.
This event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Third annual Bronx CAN Health Initiative will offer members of the community free health screenings, fitness classes and fun activities, such as blood pressure screenings, body mass index measurements, cooking demonstration, zumba classes and much more.
WHO: Senator Gustavo Rivera
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Montefiore Medical Center
WHEN: Saturday, August 17, 2013
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Crotona Park
Intersection of Crotona Avenue & Claremont Parkway
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Don’t miss this year’s Bronx CAN Health Initiative's Health Fair & Check-In coming up this Saturday, August 17th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Crotona Park! It will be a day filled with health screenings, fitness classes and free, fun activities!
Monday, July 22, 2013
Take advantage of all the farmers’ markets throughout the 33rd district during the summer months. It is a great opportunity to shop for affordable locally grown produce and enjoy many of our Bronx landmarks for free!
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Greenmarket, the popular farmers market of GrowNYC, returns to The New York Botanical Garden at the base of Library Allée inside the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance every Wednesday, June 19 through November 27, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For the 12th year, the farmers market continues to bring affordable, locally grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods to the Bronx. Heart Smart activities, part of the MetLife Healthy Families Program, made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation, will teach visitors how easy it is to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle and improve their cardiovascular health. Visitors can pick up a map that outlines a self-guided, narrated walking tour around the Garden. Participation in each of these activities is free to the public.