“Above all, be the heroine of your life,
not the victim.”
- Nora Ephron
“Just show up
Just have a presence
And just make a loud noise
because we all want to be heard”
“Phantom of the Opera” featuring Norm Lewis begins on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. “Phantom of the Opera” is the longest running show in Broadway history. It’s a turn-of-the-century tale of a deformed composer haunting the Paris Opera House, where he lures in a young singer. Thirteen men have played the role of Phantom on Broadway, but the one making headlines is Norm Lewis. Norm Lewis plays Sen. Edison Davis on ABC’s “Scandal,” but the role as Phantom is his biggest yet.
He died too young of what has been reported as Diabetes by music leader www.Beatport.com which can be managed and which is taking the lives of so many in our and many other communities.
Let’s take today to rejoice in his life and tomorrow to celebrate his legacy. We should also take a moment to focus on our own health.
A number of health oriented events are coming Harlem’s way including some focussed on Diabetes. Please see the list below and take a moment to attend, if not for you, then for your friends and families.
But before you do that, take a moment to enjoy the iconic Frankie Knuckles, who will truly be missed.
*** Frankie Forever ***
A Sampling of Hits
What Inspired Him
Important Health Events
WHAT: Understanding Diabetes Medication
WHEN: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:00 pm through 5:30 pm
DETAILS: Do you know how your diabetes medication works? Do you know when to take it, how much to take and possible side effects? To help you make the most of your treatment, join us in learning:
· What is diabetes?
· Why is it important to control blood sugar levels?
· Meal Planning
· What lifestyle changes can help?
· What drugs are used to treat diabetes?
· What should I watch for when taking these drugs?
WHAT: Eating for Health
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2014; and Tuesday, April 22, 2014;
5:30 pm through 6:30 pm
DETAILS: Learn the benefits of eating for your health, especially if you are dealing with a chronic illness or condition. You will also discover how to eat right while still enjoying your meals.
Topics will include:
• Healthier versions of popular ethnic recipes (with recipe handouts)
• Healthy eating on a budget
• How to read food labels (can I eat it?)
· Fun and interactive cooking demos
WHAT: Walk Away the Pounds
WHEN: Monday, April 7, 2014; Friday, April 11, 2014; Monday, April 14, 2014; Friday, April 18, 2014; Monday, April 21, 2014; and Monday, April 28, 2014
11:00 am through 12:00 pm
DETAILS: Join us for a fun walk-in-place workout! No complicated steps and no equipment needed. This DVD workout is safe for all ages and fitness levels, so lace up your walking shoes and join us!
Wear comfortable shoes and workout wear. We’ll provide plenty of water. We’ll ask you to fill out an emergency form on the first day of class. Be sure to let your doctor know you’ll be taking part in an exercise class.
A public service message from HarlemCondoLife.com. Please share this with friends, family neighbors whether or not they live in Harlem.
More than six million people have enrolled since October 1.1 Tens of millions more have seen other benefits like being able to stay on their parents’ plan or get covered with a pre-existing condition. The percentage of Americans without health insurance is the lowest it’s been in five years.2 In other words: it’s working.
MoveOn members fought our hearts out to get the Affordable Care Act passed as a step closer to quality, affordable health care for every American, and we continue to fight to make sure it gets fully implemented. That’s why we’re aggressively campaigning to expand Medicaid in the more than 20 red states that refuse to do so, leaving millions more Americans without affordable health care.
But in the meantime, there’s still time to make sure that your friends and family who don’t have health insurance sign up for Obamacare.
Share this with everyone you know because you may not even know which of the people in your life don’t have health insurance. If everyone you know sees this before tonight’s deadline, they’ll be one step closer to having affordable health care.