Health & Wellness

May 17, 2021 by NBC News
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that the state’s mask mandate is changing following new guidance for fully vaccinated people from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pritzker said he is issuing an updated executive order that will remove the mask requirement for fully vaccinated residents in most settings and the Illinois Department of Public Health “is rescinding emergency rules in the Control of Communicable Disease Code that enforce masking and distancing for vaccinated people in business settings.”

Officials said unvaccinated residents should continue wearing masks in most settings and residents should continue wearing masks on public transportation, in congregate facilities and in healthcare settings regardless of their vaccination status.

April 29, 2021

Mayor Lightfoot Announces the Launch of “Open Chicago”

Open Chicago is the latest initiative to safely reopen the city

Under the new Phase Four Regulations, most Chicago industries will have the ability to increase capacity effective immediately, including the following changes:

  • Restaurants and bars: Indoor capacity can increase to the lesser of 50% or 100 people. 
  • Spectator events, theater, and performing arts: Large indoor venues, including the United Center, can now operate at 25% capacity. 
  • Meetings, conferences, and conventions: Large indoor venues can now operate at the lesser of 25% or 250 people. 
  • Places of worship: Large indoor venues can now operate at 25% capacity.  
  • Festivals and general admission outdoor spectator events: Operate at 15 people per 1,000 sq. ft. 
  • Flea and farmers markets: Operate at 25% capacity or 15 people per 1,000 sq. Ft. 

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Info Shared by South Shore Works:

Get vaccinated…

Homebound Resident Vaccination – To schedule a COVID vaccination for your homebound relative or friend visit or call 312-746-4835 to sign-up.

Chicago State University mass vaccination site has over 1200 walk-up and 1000 drive-up vaccination appointments a day. To register, visit: or call 312-746-4835

Salvation Army, 945 W. 69th Street, is offering vaccinations every Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm. Walks up are welcome. Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer are available at this site. 18+

Kennedy King vaccination site operates every Saturday from 9-3 in Building W. Walk ups are welcome. Johnson & Johnson is available at this site. 18+

TCA Health. Call 773-995-6300 or email for information on making an appointment.


Walgreens is launching mobile Covid vaccine clinics in Chicago! Click the link below to find out if one is coming to a community near you!

7109 S Jeffery Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60649

2015 E 79th St, Chicago, IL, 60649


7530 Stony Island, Chicago, IL, 60649


Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell


Adult 420 Dinghy Sailing Classes (15 Hour Course)
Are you an adult who would you like to learn how to sail a 420 dinghy (small boat)? This intensive course will get you in the water in no time. Sign up early to get started on pre-course homework. Bring your own life vest or one will be provided. Course topics include:
• Boat Parts-rigging, steering, sail trim
• Sailing Theory-points of sail, knots, wind/weather
• Water Safety-capsize/man-overboard drills
• Right of way / Basic navigation
Don’t let another summer pass you by!!

Choose the session that works best for you and register now:

Session 1
Friday, June 18th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 19th 7:00 -10:00 AM
Sunday, June 20th 7:00 – 10:00 AM
Friday, June 24th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 25th 7:00 -10:00 AM
Sunday, June 26th 7:00 – 10:00 AM
Session 2
Monday, August 23rd 5:30 — 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 24th 5:30 — 7:30 PM
Wednesday, August 25th 5:30 — 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 26th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday, August 27th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
JPYC Members $225
Non-JPYC Members $325




‘Go Run Jackson Park

1686 E Hayes Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
1686 E Hayes Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Everyone is welcome – Race, Run, Jog, Walk, Volunteer – ‘Go Run!
‘Go Runs are FREE and open to anyone in our effort to make running enjoyable and accessible to all, both newcomers, and long-time runners alike. Through ‘Go Run, CARA, and the Chicago Park District have an objective to activate neighborhood parks, build communities and encourage an active lifestyle through running and volunteerism.
Enjoy a free timed 5K and 1 Mile event at local neighborhood parks.
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Location: 1686 E. Hayes Dr., Chicago
Start Line: On the east side of Hayes and Cornell Parking Lot
Parking: Hayes and Cornell Parking Lot
Registration: Opens Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Registration for each ‘Go Run begins Friday at 3:00 p.m. the week prior to each ‘Go Run. Capacity is limited to the first 100 persons who register until COVID-19 gathering restrictions are removed. Registration will close when capacity is reached, or at 2:00 p.m. the day prior to each ‘Go Run. Whichever comes first. Please only register if you plan to participate.



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8900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60617, United States
Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 11 AM CDT – 2 PM CDT
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join the Bessemer/Schafer Park Advisory Council, Urban Growers, Free Lunch Academy, and the Stop General Iron Coalition for a community wellness event.
This event is FREE to the public. By registering at participants will receive complimentary vouchers for produce and more from Urban Growers Collective’s Farmers Market.
We will offer 2 free yoga activities, one at 11 am and the other at 1 pm.
At 12 pm, join the Stop General Iron Coalition for “Good Jobs & Clean Air: Why Not Both?” Presentation and Panel Discussion.

Info Shared by Alderman Mitchell

Info Shared by TBTNEWS:

The second vaccination event will take place next Saturday, June 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Josephine’s Jet Set Hair Salon, 2542 E 79th St. in South Shore. A parent or guardian must accompany any minor under age 18, and unvaccinated parents and guardians will be encouraged to receive a vaccine as well. Walk-ins are welcome at this event—no pre-registration required. All COVID-19 vaccines are offered at no cost to everyone, no insurance or ID required. For information, visit

or contact COVID-19 Joint Information Center at or reach out to Nicole Diaz, Flowers Communications Group at

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June 10th, 8 pm to 9 pm


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In collaboration with the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry will be passing out 100 donated Hot Meals (one meal per person per family) from 2pm to 4pm or until they last!!
This event will be every Friday until June 25, 2021!!


The Zone – Moderna Covid vaccine event, May 7-9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To Register for an appointment:
– Text 312-262-6768 OR
Covid Express Care


Info Shared by Senator Peters


Online with Facebook Live
May 4, 2021  12 PM CDT
Price: Free
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
Join our Facebook Live Tuesday, May 4 at 12 pm CT as we kick off #MentalHealthMonth! Hear our experts discuss the dos and don’ts when talking about mental health and supporting someone who’s struggling.



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Event by Chicago Park District

Online Event
May 3 at 9 AM CDT – May 17 at 12 AM CDT
Price: Free · Duration: 13 days
Public Anyone on or off Facebook
The Chicago Park District is committed to providing Chicago’s youth fun-filled ‘Summer of Possibilities’ through our 2021 Day Camp program. Every summer our staff and campers look forward to reconnecting by engaging in fun, safe, and inclusive activities.
The 6-weeks of summer fun will include sports, arts, fitness, and outdoor activities traditionally offered at camp, with the following ideas woven throughout the camp experience.
The most recent Covid-19 guidelines will be followed to ensure safety and fun for all. We are looking forward to an exciting Summer of Possibilities!
Important Dates
* Programs go live for viewing:
Monday, May 3
Online registration begins:
* Monday, May 10 for parks WEST of California Ave. &
* Tuesday, May 11 at 9 am for parks EAST of California Ave.
In-person registration begins:
* Friday, May 14 (as space allows & in select parks)
Camp Dates (6 weeks):
June 28 – August 6
Extended Camps/Sports Camps dates:
August 9 – August 20
The safety of all campers is a priority. Camps will run in accordance with state and city guidelines, limiting the number of campers we can safely program for at each park. Please keep this in mind when making your summer plans.
For details about the new Chicago Park District Summer Program & Day Camp guidelines, please visit




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Parents of Extraordinary Children Support Group-Southeast

COVID-19 Vaccination Information:



Info Shared by Alderman Hairston:  However, we must still do our due diligence to remain mindful of the Covid 19 safety guidelines. For those interested in acquiring the Covid 19 vaccine, appointments can be made at Chicago State University, located at 9501 S. King Drive. Vaccine appointments are for constituents within the zip codes listed on the flyer below. They are offering the one-time shot, Johnson and Johnson. There is no code required to make an appointment.

Please register online by clicking the link below:

Appointments may also be made by calling the City’s vaccine call center at: 312-746-4835 (Monday to Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 4:00pm).


Info shared by State Representative Marcus Evans Jr.:

Free COVID-19 Vaccination

South Deering and Calumet Heights Residents


Under the Protect Chicago Plus Program and in partnership with Alderman Greg Mitchell and Howard Brown Health 
if you are 18 years or older and live in South Deering (Jeffery Manor) or Calumet Heights
you are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments for the first dose are available Thursdays and Saturdays
beginning April 1st thru April 17th or while supplies last.
NO Health Insurance required
NO Walk-ins accepted
Trumbull (Lyman) Park
2400 E. 105th St.
Chicago, IL 60617

To schedule an appointment, visit, or call 1-800-269-3600

For further assistance, call the 7th Ward Service Center and Office of Alderman Greg Mitchell at 773-731-7777

Contact Us

7th Ward Service Center

2249 E. 95th Street

Chicago, IL 60617

Add us to your address book

Office: 773.731.7777

Fax: 877.961.4426


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April 15th




Health & Wellness Education Resource  Guide



Lead Service Line Replacement Programs Taking Applications Last fall the City has announced two new lead service line replacement programs for homeowners who would like to replace their lead service lines. If you live in a single-family or two-flat home built before 1986, it is likely that you have a lead service line. Chicago’s drinking water is in compliance with all industry, state and federal standards so replacement is completely voluntary.

• Homeowner-Initiated Program. If a homeowner wants to hire a contractor and remove the existing lead service line, this program will waive the permit fees for the project. This could amount to a savings of up to $3,100. Additionally, the City will attach the new service line to the water main and provide a free water meter for the contractor to install, if there isn’t one already in place. To qualify, the request for the fee waiver must be a standalone and not made in conjunction with a home renovation or expansion.
• Equity Lead Service Line Replacement Program. Under this program, you may be eligible for a free lead service line replacement all the way from the water main into your home plus installation of a free water meter to save money on your water bills if:
o Live in a single-family or two-flat you own.
o Have a household income below 80% of the area median income ($72,800 for a family of 4).
o Have consistent results of at least 15 parts per billion of lead in your water in free testing by done by the Department of Water Management.
Residents interested in the Equity Program are encouraged to call 311 and ask for a water test kit to get started. More information on both these programs and links to apply can be found at:


Healthy Start is part of a national effort to improve birth outcomes, reduce infant mortality (death of a baby before age 1, maternal mortality and improve the health and wellness of families, mind, body and spirit! The program’s goal is to help, support, serve and improve the health of women, men and families living in Englewood, South Shore and Auburn Gresham.,%2C%20mind%2C%20body%20and%20spirit



Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza


If You Are Experiencing Symptoms

The city launched ‘Chi COVID Coach,’ a mobile-friendly, web-based app to support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you think you might be having symptoms, check in with the app — and they will check back with you via text message during your illness with information about what you and others your household should do. Click Start Coach to begin.








Every Monday


Call to Schedule Session


Access Community Health Network
Did you use your voice and join a protest over the last week? If so, protect yourself and those around you by getting tested for COVID-19.

Call 1.800.836.7633 to schedule an appointment at one of our 5 Chicago testing sites. There is NO CHARGE to patients. Learn more at






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Info Shared by Alderwoman Garza

Info Shared by Danielle Richards:

9119 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
Phone(773) 768-5000

10536 S Ewing Ave, Chicago, IL 60617



Advocate Outpatient Center located at 901 East 95th 



Mission Chicago South Shore Medical Marijuana Dispensary
8554 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
(833) 768-4357

8812 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
Centro Communitario Juan Diego has been making
a difference in South Chicago for 20 years.

The center was founded by eight Latina women who
had the courage to oppose hardships.

As a grassroots community based organization we
operate many vital programs focused on health care
issues, community organizing, social services, and
family education. Through our efforts we hope to foster
confident leaders for today and tomorrow.

South Shore Culture Center:
Adult Painting
Step Aerobics Class
 National Steppers Society Classes
773-256-0149 Park District


Rainbow Beach Park District “Workout Center”


Don Nash Park District “Workout Center”
“Swimming Pool”


Bessmer Park District “Workout Center”
“Boxing Ring” Out Door Pool


Rowan Chicago Park District “Ice Skating”
11546 S Ave L, Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 646-3180




Call (312) 593-8504
-fit dance/Zumba
-cumbia/bachata classes
-personal trainer




Rebuild Foundation/Dorchester House
Dance, Meditation, Writing


South Chicago YMCA


 bodgenlogo-825Doctor Solomon Health and Wellness Center
2011 E. 75th St. Suite 106
Chicago, IL 60649

  • Phone: 312-225-1100
  • Fax: 773-363-7822

Welcome to Doctor Solomon Health and Wellness Center!
At Doctor Solomon Health and Wellness Center, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Chicago office.

Chiropractic Care: “Stress Test”

  • Nutritional Counseling

  • Corrective Exercises

  • Spinal & Postural Exam

  • Lifestyle Advice

  • Physiotherapy


The Scentuary by Robin Boyd, Owner



Access your inner being … The Scentuary has scents for your soul to affirm the greatness in YOU! 

The Scentuary was founded to create a healing space in the community that fosters authenticity, balance, interconnection, harmony, and spirituality for wellness.

Be divinely inspired with aromatherapy that compliments the needs of your life. Unlock your infinite intelligence & enhance your aura. Elevate clarity, ecstasy, focus & purpose by deliberately creating lotions and potions to keep you inspired.

Discover true happiness & realize your potential through the power of scent. Get ready to unleash your inner nirvana, creativity, and freedom to maximize enjoyment, relaxation and self-love. The Scentuary is your source for rejuvenating health, wealth, peace, and perfect self expression! 

2154 E. 71ST ST.


P: 773. 643.1425






 Yugo and Painting
Pink Giraffe Art Studio (Sip N Paint)
2340 E 75th St
Chicago, Illinois 60649
(773) 609-5651

D-Sweatbox Bootcamp at the Quarry M-F 5am to 6am and Call for Saturday Workout Schedule


Tel: 312.953.8487

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