Eight Weeks to Wellness Chewelah Church Raises Health Awareness in Their Community
The Chewelah Church kicked off the fall season in September by taking an active role to increase public awareness about health and lifestyle choices. They sponsored an Eight Weeks to Wellness program in their church.
The first week of the program was presented in person by Don Hall, founder and president of Wellsource, Inc. The last seven weeks Hall made presentations via DVD. The Eight Weeks to Wellness program was established to encourage healthier lifestyle choices, support behavior changes, and reduce disparities in health care.
Shirley Holmes and Judith Homberg, seminar coordinators, were excited about the community participation. More and more people are realizing the importance of healthful living to help prevent illness and high health-care costs. They are looking forward to working with the community to create a proactive approach to health care.
Club 49, the local health club, donated several gym memberships which were presented weekly throughout the program. Healthful cookbooks were also awarded as door prizes.
At the conclusion of the eight-week program, participants were treated to a delicious and “healthy” version of a Thanksgiving feast, and awards were given to those who had perfect attendance.