WHAT: Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan, and the Atlantic Terminal Tenants’ Association are hosting the fourth annual Black History Month Event. The event is free and open to the public. The evening will feature activist speaker Colia Clark, and the Brooklyn Love Institute of African Drummers & Dancers with Raphael Sanders who will lead a special African music and dance workshop. 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 by support from New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo.
“We know that health care is so much more than doctor’s visits and medication. That’s why our ‘Live Your Life’ events incorporate all facets, physical, mental, and spiritual, of a person’s wellness. We’re thankful for the support of Majority Leader Cumbo, who has made health in Brooklyn a priority,” 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 dance and fitness classes, the events cover topics such as art therapy, healthy cooking, meditation, aromatherapy, and more.
“Amida Care has gone ‘above and beyond’ to ensure New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds receive the best level of care – from head to toe. Through their holistic approach and innovative programming, Amida Care has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to community building. As a result, the residents of Central Brooklyn are informed and empowered to make healthier life choices year-round. I am proud to work with such a great partner in galvanizing families throughout my district to ‘live your life’ in the best way possible,” said Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo.
WHO: Colia Clark, Brooklyn community members, Amida Care staff
WHERE: Brooklyn Memorial Baptist Church: 484 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238