Tagged Health

Summer Thyme Cooks - Apply Now!

The Culinary Literacy Center is excited to present Summer Thyme Cooks, a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE , four-part summer cooking program for kids and teens entering…

Good Food for All: What Does Hunger Look Like To You?

As we gear up for the 3rd Annual Good Food for All Conference with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger on May 11 at the Parkway Central Library , the Culinary Literacy Center wants to know – what does hunger look…

Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month was started in 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures for chronic stress. Stress is the body’s response to a person’s perception of a threat to their well-being. A stressful event…

We <3 Hearts: A Heart Healthy Family Day

The Free Library of Philadelphia, American Heart Association , and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will come together at Parkway Central Library on Saturday, February 18 in honor of American Heart Month to host We <3…

What's the HYPE?

Get HYPE Philly is a city-wide initiative for youth development, funded by GSK and brought to youth by several organizations including The Food Trust and the Free Library of Philadelphia. At Parkway Central Library and the North…

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week

Pennsylvania Teen Health Week 2017 takes place January 9-13. The second annual state-wide week of awareness is unique in that it focuses on a holistic view of teen health and seeks to raise awareness of the health issues facing…

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2016!

The United States is about to enter its fourth year of Health Insurance Open Enrollment. This year, consumers can sign up for health insurance between November 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017. In order to be insured on January 1,…

For the Love of Avocado!

Get HYPE Philly! team and teen participants alike learn new things all the time about the benefits of different foods and how to prepare them. At a recent HYPE program with culinary educator Lauren Nixon , participants learned about the…

October is Health Literacy Month!

October is Health Literacy Month , a month dedicated to promoting the importance of understandable health information. The month was first honored as an annual worldwide event in 1999 and continues to be an important initiative in…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness Friday: Tai Chi

The Senior Center at Parkway Central Library is hosting a seven week series of Friday afternoon Tai Chi classes: June 2 - July 14, 2017. Sessions are free and open to adults (and young adults) of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a spot.…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness Friday: Tai Chi

The Senior Center at Parkway Central Library is hosting a seven week series of Friday afternoon Tai Chi classes: June 2 - July 14, 2017. Sessions are free and open to adults (and young adults) of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a spot.…

Fitness Friday: Tai Chi

The Senior Center at Parkway Central Library is hosting a seven week series of Friday afternoon Tai Chi classes: June 2 - July 14, 2017. Sessions are free and open to adults (and young adults) of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a spot.…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness Friday: Tai Chi

The Senior Center at Parkway Central Library is hosting a seven week series of Friday afternoon Tai Chi classes: June 2 - July 14, 2017. Sessions are free and open to adults (and young adults) of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a spot.…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Caregiver Support Group

This event is a space for family caregivers of older adults (55+) to share experiences, learn about helpful local resources and develop strategies to reduce caregiver burnout. Each meeting will have a theme or visiting speaker and will…

Food for Thought: Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Don’t know how to start your vegetable garden? Come to this workshop to learn the basics of growing those home grown veggies that you always wanted. Through a short presentation and a planning session, participants will leave with…

Fitness Friday: Tai Chi

The Senior Center at Parkway Central Library is hosting a seven week series of Friday afternoon Tai Chi classes: June 2 - July 14, 2017. Sessions are free and open to adults (and young adults) of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a spot.…

A Taste of African Heritage

Diabetes is not a part of African heritage. Neither is heart disease. Together, we can reclaim health by reclaiming history. Traditionally, African American ancestors ate a delicious, plant-based diet that was high in flavor and…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness Friday: Tai Chi

The Senior Center at Parkway Central Library is hosting a seven week series of Friday afternoon Tai Chi classes: June 2 - July 14, 2017. Sessions are free and open to adults (and young adults) of all ages. Call ahead to reserve a spot.…

A Taste of African Heritage

Diabetes is not a part of African heritage. Neither is heart disease. Together, we can reclaim health by reclaiming history. Traditionally, African American ancestors ate a delicious, plant-based diet that was high in flavor and…

Breast Health Information for All

A  representative from the Linda Creed Breast Cancer organization will give an informative presentation on breast health for all, including the LGBT community. “The mission of Linda Creed Breast Cancer.org is to fight breast…

Teen Sexual Health Series

Join us for a teen sexual health series with Philadelphia FIGHT's Y-HEP program: HIV/AIDS 101 | Thursday, April 6th | 4:30pm STI Information for Teens |Tuesday, May 11th | 4:30pm LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency| Tuesday, June 6th|…

Ask-a-Nurse

Every Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., an on-site nurse will be available at a table in the lobby to check blood pressures, measure blood sugar, and answer any health questions you might have for free! This month, small…

Fitness @ the Library

Come burn off your weekend calories with us.  Exercise to our wonderful collection of fitness instruction DVDs.  For adults and teens.  Space may be limited. Every Monday

Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, a month dedicated to promoting the importance of understandable health information. The month was first honored as an annual worldwide event in 1999 and continues to be an important initiative in…