Follow Me on Friday to a unique center that is revolutionizing health care in our community: Oak Street Health. Join me this Friday, March 20th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Oak Street’s Edgewater/Rogers Park facility, located at 1541 W. Devon. Refreshments will be served, including some delicious appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks.
For those who are sticklers for geography, I know Oak Street Health is located in the 48th Ward, just across the street from the 49th Ward, but it serves many 49th Ward residents. And, of course, the Follow Me on Friday invitations are always extended to all area residents, be they in the 49th, 48th or 40th Wards.
With offices in seven area locations, including Edgewater/Rogers Park, Oak Street Health is a network of primary-care doctor’s offices for people on Medicare with an innovative model of care focused on keeping patients healthy and out of the hospital.
What makes Oak Street unique is that it is as much a second home as a health clinic. Oak Street understands the direct correlation between social isolation and poor health. They offer a range of fun activities and classes that encourage seniors to get out of their homes and mingle with each other. Activities include, “movie nights,” arts and crafts, creative writing, jewelry making, classes on using the Internet, and, of course, the ever-popular bingo.
The also offer support groups, such as Clutter Anonymous, a group of individuals who share their struggles with cluttering and hoarding.
Oak Street Health builds relationships between patients and their doctors and care teams, and they invest in giving their patients access to care when they need it. Oak Street Health provides on-site dental and pharmacy services, as well.
I hope you can join me and see for yourself this very unique community and health center.
“Follow Me on Friday” is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. 7301 N. Western; Act One Pub, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Heartland Cafe 7000 N. Glenwood;Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela,6922 N. Clark; The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan;The Coffee Shop, 1135 W. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; Cafe Descartes, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; the Mezz Gallery at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse,Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard;Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Towbar, 1500 W. Jarvis; and Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; Heartland on the Lake, 1200 W. Greenleaf; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; thePottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; Thai Spice, 1320 W. Devon; Hard Water Bar and Grill, 7545 N. Clark; Philly’s Best Sports Bar, 6800 N. Sheridan; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan; Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan andMcDonald’s, 6740 N. Clark.
Join me this Friday evening at Oak Street for community fun and fellowship!