Programs to Improve your Health
Personalized Wellness Plan
Meet with a registered dietitian to set up an individualized plan that works for you -- all insurances accepted. No dieting, no starvation -- simply learn to eat right for a healthy life. The registered dietitian can work with you to create a plan just for you to:
- Lower Cholesterol
- Lose Weight
- Avoid or Minimize Complications of Chronic Disease
- Eat Healthier
The Mile Movers Walking Program is now available throughout the community. You can choose to walk a route close to home or go on a nature walk at a local park. Walk at your own pace and you can walk any time. Here's how to participate:
1. Obtain a tracking card each month. Click HERE for a pdf of the Tracking Card.
2. Record your steps or miles walked during the month on your card. About 2,000 steps equal a mile. Pedometers are available on a limited basis.
3. You can walk one of the mile routes that start at the public libraries or one of the other identified trails. Or you can walk in your neighborhood and track steps with a pedometer. Click HERE for a list of Walking Routes.
4. Submit the card at the end of the month and earn a chance in the raffle.
5. When you reach the 100 mile mark, you will be contacted about your Make Healthy Choices Easy t-shirt.
• Monthly Tracking Cards are available at the Cumberland Downtown Mall Office, Allegany County Public Libraries, and WMHS-Community Health & Wellness Office.
• Forms can be picked up and dropped off at these locations when complete.
• On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8-9am, a WMHS representative will be in the Food Court at the Country Club Mall with the forms and available pedometers. Walkers can also take advantage of blood pressure checks during this time. Please stop by if you have any questions.
Energize Your Life!
This community initiative aims to reduce obesity risks and encourage balance in life. Energize Your Life! focuses on four components: Eat Smart, Be Active, Get Up & Out, and Be Connected. Various presentations, challenges, and toolkits have been developed around this slogan.
Whether focused on one topic or more, health fairs combine information and screenings to increase awareness, promote health, and prevent disease. WMHS sponsors a Community Health Fair annually and facilitates others at worksites and with the WMHS Parish Nurse Program.
Appointments are available with a dietitian. Private sessions are available for nutritional counseling and for those learning to manage a variety of health issues. Nutrition counseling provides one-on-one education for a variety of modified diets and general nutrition information. Those who may benefit from this service are those who have hypertension, diabetes, obesity, renal disease, or eating disorders.
Support is available to individuals who want to quit using tobacco products. WMHS Community Health and Wellness Staff will help develop a personalized plan for quitting and provide the information & resources needed. Group classes are scheduled based on demand and include four one hour sessions with presentations on addiction, stress management, nutrition and relapse prevention as well as an ongoing support system.
Support is available to individuals who want to learn about their health risks, obtain health information & resources, identify desired behavior changes, and develop a personalized plan for making healthy lifestyle choices.