Diabetes Empowerment Center Offers Free Screenings

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The Keep Your Heart Healthy initiative is hosted at The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center (2753 W. Division St.) every Saturday from 10AM-2PM.  We encourage community residents to come and take a FREE heart health screening with our medical residents and learn your risk for heart disease or heart attack. This screening only requires your weight, height and blood pressure be measured followed by a short survey. All participants will have access to referrals to our partner hospitals or clinics and those found at risk are eligible for assistance with making an appointment for follow-up care. While participants wait to be screened they may participate in a number of activities ranging from nutrition education, healthy cooking demonstrations with recipes and food samples or fun Dance Aerobics and Zumba group exercise.

 In participating in our FREE Keep Your Heart Healthy screenings, participants can also ask doctors or medical residents questions about their health and consult on advice on their future medical care.

 

Keep Your Heart Healthy will be hosting healthy heart screenings at various organizations and agencies in the Humboldt Park area. If you’d like for us to host a Keep Your Heart Healthy Screening event at your agency please contact Magdalena (Maggie) Nava atmagdalenan@prcc-chgo.org or 773-342-0855.