Our Centers Can Help You Stay Healthy from Home

Posted on Mar 1st 2021 by Florida Blue

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The Florida Blue Centers continue to provide virtual support, services and events to serve our communities during the pandemic.

Your neighborhood nurses, community specialists and local sales and service specialists are available to help with questions about COVID-19, testing site locations, community resources, navigating the health care system, finding virtual care options, checking enrollment eligibility and your other concerns.

Call 877-352-5830 to be routed to your local Florida Blue Center team. Stay connected with us on Facebook. Check out these events for March. All times are Eastern Standard Time unless noted.

Understanding health insurance

Learn how to maximize your Florida Blue health plan benefits, find value-choice providers in your area, earn up to $500 toward your premium with our online wellness and rewards program for members who buy health insurance on your own, and more. Both classes are 5-6 p.m. Click  here to register for the March 8 class, which is in English, and here to sign up for the March 10 class, which is in Spanish.

Community health celebration

Join us March 20 for our virtual Community Health Celebration, which includes a healthy cooking demo, DIY gardening tips, wellness presentations, fitness workout and special giveaways* for attendees when registering before March 19. Invite your friends and family, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Limited registration is available, so RSVP today for the March 20 events.

You can register for the 10-11 a.m. event (English) here or sign up for the noon-1 p.m. event (Spanish) celebration.

* While supplies last. Limit one per household.

Meet our care team

Meet the Florida Blue Care team in this live webinar at noon-1 p.m. March 29. Our local nurses and community specialists are here to help make your life easier. They can give you expert advice about living a healthier lifestyle and the community resources that may be available to you and your family. You can register here.

 

Get strong with our fitness classes

Strength, balance and stretch: Get strong and fit at home with Meredith in this free class from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesdays. You’ll learn to strengthen and tone muscles, as well as work on balance and flexibility. Have a sturdy chair available, preferably one without an armrest. The class is suitable for active older adults, too. Please RSVP here to receive a notification when the class goes live. Chat live with our Florida Blue Center registered nurse during your water break to understand how this fitness class impacts your health.

Barre: Join the Pensacola Retail Center and YMCA of Northwest Florida at noon CST on Wednesdays for our free 30-minute Barre class. This class uses movements inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. You’ll need a chair and light weights. Sign up here.

Zumba: Let’s Zumba! Lace up your sneakers and join us for a live fitness class at 6 p.m. EST on Wednesdays. The dance class is great for any fitness level. The event will stream live on our main Facebook page (give us a like at Florida Blue to stay connected) or follow this link to set a reminder.

Tai Chi: Join us for a  class led by Avatar Awakening Tai Chi & Meditation Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Flow smoothly and powerfully through a series of gentle movements that boost energy, relieve stress, improve coordination and more. Chat live with our Florida Blue Center registered nurse during your water break to understand how this fitness class impacts your health. You can register here.

Yoga: Let’s get centered! We invite you to a free Yoga class at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. It will be led by Body Paradox and stream live on our main Facebook page. Give us a like at Florida Blue to stay connected or follow this link to set a reminder.

Cardio and strength: Join us and the YMCA of Northwest Florida on March 5 and March 12 at 10:45 a.m. CST for a free virtual class that includes low-impact cardio and strength exercises. It’s suitable for all fitness levels. You’ll need a chair and light weights; a resistance band is optional. Register here.

Miami Heat Golden Oldies dance class: Put your dancing skills to the test in this instructor-led group training and learn the moves you love at a lower intensity. This heart-pumping Zoom session will be led by a member of the Miami Heat dance team, as well as members of the Miami Heat senior dance squad, The Golden Oldies! Interact live with these divas of dance as we learn an entire routine from home. Sign up here for 6-7 p.m. classes March 23 and March 30.

 

Stay healthy with our wellness classes

Better You: Gut Health Webinar: Our gut microbiome is involved in all aspects of our health. These organisms that live in our body help digest food, synthesize vitamins and hormones, train our immune system and can affect how our genes express themselves. Join us for a free live webinar from 1-2 p.m. March 8 to learn how the gut functions and what you can do for good gut health. You can register here.

Virtual Brain Bus: Join us and the Alzheimer's Association for a three-week series of online interactive, no-cost educational classes to help you build your caregiver tool kit. The classes are 3-4 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24. The lineup is: March 10: Dementia Conversations; March 17: Effective Communication Strategies; and March 24: COVID-19 and Caregiving. You can register here.

Mental health: Don’t miss this 30-minute guided meditation session with a Florida Blue Center community specialist. Gain mental clarity and relaxation to improve your overall health in the 3-3:30 p.m. class on March 24. Click here to register.


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