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Region Ten offers a Health and Wellness Boost

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
by Molly Yates

Pictured on Homepage: (Seated left to right)- Dr. Jennie Oldham, Heather Hines, Margurite Murray, Samantha LeBron, Dr. Amber Yoder, Region Ten, Dr. Peter Taylor, Sentara Martha Jefferson.  Standing: Dr. David Moody, Clarissa Dulaney, Karen Osterhaus, Diane Boyer PNP, Region Ten, Fola Kayode, SAMHSA, Brie Riemann, National Council of Behavioral Health, Molly Yates, Region Ten, Janet Armentrout, Sentara Martha Jefferson.

Region Ten, in partnership with Sentara Martha Jefferson, is embarking on a health and wellness initiative to better serve persons with serious mental illness in our community.  The program is called Boost.

This project will not only support the continued effort toward the integration of primary and behavioral health care, but will also focus on providing opportunities for individuals to engage in wellness and health activities.  Utilizing evidence-based programs targeted toward tobacco cessation, peer-delivered health promotion, disease prevention, and chronic disease management, participants in this program will develop individualized wellness plans focused on their own specific goals.  The program will have a team of providers including a wellness coach and peer support staff to help people engage in activities that intervene in chronic medical conditions and promote health and wellness. 

Region Ten will offer nutrition, movement and smoking cessation classes at the Peterson Building and will also be partnering with local gyms and programs that are already promoting wellness in the community.  It is the goal of the  Boost program to be creative and help people get moving, be active and engaged, eat more nutritiously and reduce smoking. 

Region Ten looks forward to this positive, enjoyable service.  Individuals who are consumers of Region Ten and interested in learning about feeling better, managing stress, movement, enjoyable activities, building a support network, eating more nutritiously, cutting back or quitting smoking, and building a stronger relationship with their primary care doctor are encouraged to become involved with Boost by letting their Region Ten doctor or nurse know of their interest or calling Molly Yates at (434)972-1846.

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