Independence Blue Cross celebrates National Health Education Week at Independence LIVE

Monday, 17 October 2016 / Published in Press Releases

Health and well-being programs at new customer experience center support national initiative

Philadelphia – October 17, 2016 – This week, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) recognizes National Health Education Week, a national effort sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. During the five-day education initiative, the company will host a variety of nutrition seminars, fitness classes, and cooking demonstrations from October 17-21, 2016.

Open to both Independence members and the community, Independence’s National Health Education Week events will be held at Independence LIVE, located on the second floor of 1919 Market Street in Philadelphia. With a main focus on building community health, programs include:

October 17:

  • Yoga on/off the mat

October 18:

  • Family Fitness
  • Interval Training

October 19:

  • Stretch and Relaxation
  • Healthy Cooking Class: Ode to Oats
  • Zumba®

October 20:

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Family Fitness

October 21

  • Nutrition Education

National Health Education Week is held annually during the third full week of October and aims to bring national attention to public health issues while advancing consumer awareness of the role of health education and health promotion in society.

This week-long initiative complements Independence’s commitment to the health and well-being of the communities it serves. To learn more about and/or to register for the upcoming events, please visit or call 215-241-3502.

About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 8.5 million people in 32 states and the District of Columbia, including more than 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

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