Programs to Improve your Health
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 anytime. 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 anywhere. Walk in your neighborhood or on a trail. Track steps with a pedometer during your workday or on a treadmill.
4. Submit the card at the end of the month and earn a chance in the raffle. You can’t be late for the monthly raffle. If your card is received after the month’s drawing, it will be in the next one. Tallying your total steps or miles is required for a chance to win in our monthly raffle.
• Monthly Tracking Cards are available at the Cumberland Downtown Mall Office, Allegany County Public Libraries, and WMHS-Community Health & Wellness Office.
• Return tracking forms by:
Mail: Community Health & Wellness
Attn: Carey Moffatt
(WOC 2nd Floor)
12501 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21501-0539
Click HERE for the May 2014 Mile Movers Walking Challenge
Health & Wellness Coaching
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. Areas of focus may include: money, career, fun & recreation, relationships, physical environment, personal growth/development, and health & well-being. Health and well-being includes such topics as: physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, stress management, and much, much more. For additional information, please contact Community Health and Wellness at 240-964-8418. Sessions are free and range from 30 to 60 minutes. Coaching can be done in person, over the telephone, or via email.
Weight Management Support Group
The support group is held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium. The support group will be held in an open forum format with professional support and resources for adults looking to lose weight and live healthier. There is no cost to attend. For more information, please call 240-964-8418.
Other Support Groups
There are numerous support groups available, including: Bariatric Support Group, Diabetes Support Group, Infertility Support Group, Circle of Friends Bereavement Support Group, Hand-in-Hand Cancer Support Group, Save a Live, Save a Leg Support Group, Look Good Feel Better, Alzheimer’s Support Group, Stroke Support Group, and Better Breathers Club. For details on the support groups and other programs offered in the community, call 240-964-8424.
Change to Win-Weight Management Program
Change to Win is a 10-week nutrition and weight loss program led by registered dietitians to aid participants in making healthy lifestyle changes that lead to permanent weight loss. Even if one doesn’t need to lose weight, they are welcome to attend and learn nutrition information to stay healthy and feel well. There is a fee for the program but you may be eligible for reimbursement if incentive requirements are met. For information or to register for the program, call 240-964-8416.
Grocery Store Tours
Led by registered dietitians, these tours take participants through local grocery stores to help learn how to read food labels and make healthy choices. To register, call 240-964-2303.
Heart Healthy Nutrition Classes
Nutrition class taught by a registered dietitian, held twice monthly and open to anyone who has heart disease or cooks for someone who does. To register, call 240-964-2303.
Nourishing Nuggets for Better Health, WMHS nutrition and wellness blog can be found at http://nourishingnuggetsforbetterhealth.blogspot.com/ or under the Blogger icon in the top right corner of the WMHS website.
Make Healthy Choices Easy
A group of community partners collaborating to support healthy food and beverage choices and encourage physical activity among children and families. Throughout the year numerous challenges and programs are offered. Monthly email blasts including a wellness tip, back door reading, recommended action and environmental or policy change are available. Organizations or individuals interested in learning more can call 240-964-8424 or visit www.facebook.com/makehealthychoiceseasy/.
Blood Pressure Checks: on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8-9 a.m., a WMHS representative will be in the Food Court at the Country Club Mall. Please stop by and take advantage of this free service.
Preventive screenings are recognized as a cost effective way to identify and treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen. You and your family may be eligible for preventive services, at no cost to you.
Recommendations may vary from organization to organization, and frequently change as new information becomes available. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force conducts scientific reviews of preventive health care services and develops recommendations for primary care providers and health systems.
A full list of the currently covered services is available at: www.HealthCare.gov/center/regulations/prevention.html
For a list of preventive services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,