– Free Community Wellness Event Promotes Nutrition and Healthy Living –
Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan and Boom!Health, a Bronx-based health services organization, are hosting a healthy cooking workshop. The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon will include an exciting, interactive cooking demonstration with Chef Timothy Fields. Recipes and health resources will be provided to participants. This event is part of Amida Care’s “Live Your Life” program, a concerted effort to keep healthy living at the center of people’s everyday lives. The event is made possible with support from New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres.
“We at Amida Care believe that health care needs to be approached holistically. Doctor’s visits and medication are important, but not enough. That’s why we offer our ‘Live Your Life’ events that cover all aspects of a person’s health including healthy food, fitness and mental wellbeing. We’re grateful for the support of Council Member Torres, who puts on emphasis on health in the Bronx,” said Doug Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care.
Amida Care holds monthly Live Your Life wellness events throughout the five boroughs of New York City, where members and their guests learn about ways to get and stay healthy. In addition to healthy cooking classes, the events cover topics such as art therapy, dance and fitness, meditation, aromatherapy, and more.
“Amida Care is not your average health plan: they have gone ‘above and beyond’ to ensure that New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds receive the best care possible. Amida Care’s ‘Live Your Life’ events show their commitment to our communities. Events like this cooking workshop give Bronx residents tools to make healthier choices year-round. I am excited and proud to work with such a great partner in galvanizing people throughout my district to ‘live your life’ the best way possible,” said Council Member Ritchie Torres.
“We are so excited to partner with Amida Care and Council Member Torres to engage the community in a fun, interactive event. Access to healthy food and nutrition services is a key foundational element to empower people to live their safest, healthiest lives. With limited resources and drastic health disparities in the Bronx, and the risk of cuts to crucial federal programs such as SNAP, it is now more important than ever to make sure the community knows where to access and how to prepare healthy foods that are affordable,” said Julia DeWalt, Director of Communications, Advocacy and Community Engagement at Boom!Health
Amida Care Inc. is a not-for-profit health plan that specializes in providing comprehensive health coverage and coordinated care to New Yorkers with chronic conditions, including HIV and behavioral health disorders, and people who are of transgender experience or homeless (regardless of HIV status). Amida Care has a wide network of health care providers throughout New York City and is the largest Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP) in New York State. For more information, visit www.amidacareny.org.