May is a Month of Celebrations at the Health Net Plaza

From Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day, there are reasons aplenty to celebrate with Health Net every Saturday at the East Los Angeles Farmers Market!

Health Net Plaza

Since the official kick-off last month, the Health Net Plaza at the Volunteers of East LA (VELA) East Los Angeles Farmers Market has been bustling with community members taking part in free health and fitness activities! Thank you to all who joined us on April 6 for the official opening of the Health Net Plaza to help make it a great success.

 

 

Thank yous are also in order to California State Senator Ed Hernandez, California State Assembly member Jimmy Gomez, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina’s representative, for taking part in our ribbon-cutting ceremony and warmly welcoming Health Net to the East Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. It was a memorable day of health-filled fun!

May promises to be equally exciting, with each Saturday chock-full of free activities, educational presentations, health screenings, and lots of nifty giveaways. Mark your calendars and join us this month at the Health Net Plaza:

May 4

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Folklorico dancers will be on hand to dazzle, and kids are invited to showcase their jump-roping skills in a contest complete with prizes. With an eye toward good health, you also can have your cholesterol tested and learn how to make healthy snacks.

 

May 11

In honor of Mother’s Day, all moms visiting the Health Net Plaza will be given a lovely flower, and a craft table will be set up for kids to create a special Mother’s Day cards. Presentations will focus on giving yourself a facial, as well as the importance of prenatal care and family nutrition. Blood-pressure screenings will also be available.

 

May 18

Every third Saturday is Kids Day! Activities include a fitness class just for kids, followed by karaoke. Blood-sugar and body-fat tests will also be offered, as well as a parenting presentation.

 

May 25

Every fourth Saturday is Seniors Day! A special exercise class – Senior Sit-Fit – will be held, and a presentation about “Dementia and Driving” will be given by the Alzheimer’s Association. Blood-sugar and blood-pressure screenings will also be available.

 

Click here to view the Health Net Plaza May flyer!

 

The Health Net Plaza will be in full swing every Saturday – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through July 27 – at the East Los Angeles Farmers Market, where you can stock up on farm-fresh produce. (For more information about the East Los Angeles Farmers Market, call (323)266-7770 or visit http://www.velaela.org/ela_farmers.html.) You’ll find the Health Net Plaza and the Farmers Market at:

 

East Los Angeles Civic Center

4801 East 3rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90022

 

 

 

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