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SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health

Social Capital Inc. is excited to announce an SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health scheduled for May 8th, 2015. The forum will feature keynote speaker Dr Sandro Galea, Dean of Boston University School of Public Health. 

Dr Galea, a physician and epidemiologist, has focused research on the social production of health of urban populations. He is also interested in the consequences of mass trauma and conflict worldwide. Dr Galea will speak on how his research and experience relates to the link between social capital and health outcomes in our region, the United States, and the world.

Galea’s keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local health practitioners, public officials, philanthropists, and community health advocates. Finally, over lunch, attendees will break into small groups to discuss ways to encourage and sustain a culture of health through social capital and collaboration.

This event is the second forum SCI has organized, following 2013's SCI Forum on Social Capital and the Economy.

The SCI Forum on Social Capital and Health will take place at 10:00am-1:00pm on Friday, May 8th at the Boston University Medical Campus. For more info, please contact SCI Forum committee coordinator, Jordan Caress: jcaress@socialcapitalinc.org.  To register, click here.

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month constitutes the annual campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer, and although it may seem like everyone is already aware of the disease, too many people still forget to take the proper steps in order to detect the disease as early as possible.Read more

Volunteer with the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance

The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance is an organization that promotes healthy eating and active living by working in the Lynn community both with store/restaurant owners as well as Lynn residents. The Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance aims to implement political, systematic, and environmental changes that can increase accessibility to healthy food and maximize opportunities for physical fitness.

Right now, the organization's Youth Health Alliance, a group of dedicated high school students from different schools in Lynn, is recruiting for two big projects: The Healthy Corner Store Project and the Healthy Dining Initiative.

The Healthy Corner Store Project aims to promote the healthy items that corner stores sell and in turn help Lynn residents to make educated healthy choices when shopping at these stores.

The Healthy Dining Initiative works to get local restaurants to provide healthy and nutritious dining options to their customers.

To find out more information on how to get involved in these two projects, check out the Alliance's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LynnFoodandFitness or email Christina at CCannon@socialcapitalinc.org.

Speak Out: Rally for Health

SPEAK OUT Flyer

Come Rally for Health tomorrow, October 6th from 6pm to 8pm at the Lynn Community Room located at 10 Church Street in Lynn!

Upcoming Lynn Flu Clinics!

Lynn area flu clinics will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, October 14th: from 9am to 12pm, at the Lynn Field House on Neptune Boulevard

Thursday, October 21st: from 9am to 12pm, at Lynn English High School, in the foyer at 50 Goodridge Street.

Thursday, October 28th: between 1pm and 4pm, at North Shore Community College in the gym at the Broad Street entrance.

***Flu clinics are open to Lynn residents, age 18 and older!***

Healthy Harvest Festival Moved to Next Week!

Attention! The Healthy Harvest Festival at the Robert L. Ford School, 49 Hollingsworth St. in Lynn has been rescheduled for next Wednesday October 13th, due to inclimate weather!  The festival will start at 6:30 with a tour of the school garden, followed by festivities in the gym, featuring local restaurants, talks on health topics, information on local non-profits and public programs, as well as live perfomances by Aspara Dance Troupe, Julio Bare, and St. Mary's Choir.  The event is free, but will be accepting charitable donations!  Come help support the the Ford School Garden and Nutrition Education Program and the importance of good food and nutrition in the health, happiness and prosperity of our families here in Lynn...all while having a good time eating healthy food and enjoying performances by our diverse cultures!

Click here to see the flyer!

Attention Commonwealth Care Members

A message from BMC HealthNet Plan:

Attention Commonwealth Care Members:  You should have received a package from the Health Connector in May about Open Enrollment, a time when you can change your Commonwealth Care health plan.  Open Enrollment runs from June 3 - June 22, 2010 and your selection will become effective July 1. If you’re ready to get more and choose BMC HealthNet Plan or to learn about all your Commonwealth Care options, call the Health Connector's Member Service Center at 877-623-6765 (TTY: 877-623-7773), M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit mahealthconnector.org.
 
If you want more information about BMC HealthNet Plan, call us at 800-792-4355 or visit ChooseBMCHP.com.

Lynn YMCA: The Core

Looking for something for the kids to do after school?  The Lynn YMCA has supervised activities Monday – Friday from 2-6 pm for children in grades K-8.  The Core program is based in the Youth Center and works around a team concept.  Activities include swimming, sports, computer center, art crafts, homework help and snack.

Youth will have access to many different facilities including the youth center, game room, racquetball courts, pool, basketball gym, indoor track, outdoor playground and computer center.

Participation requires a youth membership and a $20.00 monthly fee.

Please direct your questions to our Youth and Teen Director, Gregg Ellenberg at gellenberg@lynnymca.org or 781-581-3105 x238

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