Amida Care Presents Free Bronx Community Dance Event with VIP Community Services
November 9, 2017
On November 7, Amida Care, a not-for-profit New York community health plan, and VIP Community Services presented “Dancing in the Park,” a dance event to inspire fitness and healthy living in the Bronx.
Guests enjoyed a live performance from DJ Ben Powell, tips on rhythm and dance from Dance Queen Kim Holmes, face painting, and free food and giveaways. The event was supported by Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres. VIP Community Services serves several locations in Council Member Torres’ district. Due to rain, the event had to be relocated from the VIP Community Services Parking Lot inside to the Community Room at Abraham Plaza, but a good time was still had by all.
“Amida Care’s ‘Live Your Life’ program grew out of direct member feedback that health care needs to be about more than visiting the doctor and taking pills. These events are designed to meet the social, physical, and emotional needs of our members and build important life skills. We thank Council Member Torres for his support in bringing this interactive, healthy, and fun initiative to the Bronx community,” 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 physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. In addition to dance and fitness classes, the events cover topics such as art therapy, healthy cooking, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and more.