Feature of the Month - April 2014

Western Maryland Health System
Community Health & Wellness

April 2014

Finding Happiness

Each one of us has different needs and understanding what works best for you is the first step to finding more happiness.  According to Dr. Barton Goldsmith, the following actions may increase your happiness.

1.      Be with those who make you smile.

2.      Hold on to your values.

3.      Accept the good, even the very little ones.

4.      Imagine the best.  Picture getting what you really want.

5.      Do things you love.

6.      Find purpose.  Be a part of something greater than yourself.

7.      Listen to your heart.  You are the only one that knows what fills you up. Just be smart.

8.      Push yourself, not others.  You are responsible for your happiness, stop blaming others.

9.      Be open to change.  It will happen, so make back up plans and emotionally prepare.

10.    Bask in the simple pleasures.  Treasured memories, silly jokes, starry nights, and warm days.

Source: Psychology Today, 2012 

Beautiful Me Conference…

Opportunity for high school girls to learn how to keep themselves physically & mentally healthy

Saturday, May 3, 2014               

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Western Maryland Regional Medical Center - Auditorium

Develop safe and health habits that will last a lifetime.  Presentations will focus on healthy eating, exercise, disease prevention, stress reduction, online safety and positive self-image.  This conference has been developed by Katie Bussard, a local high school student, serving as a WMHS Wellness Ambassador.  The purpose is to help young women see that they are beautifully and wonderfully made.

Registration deadline: April 25, 2014

To register: send your name, school & grade, address, phone number and email address to: beautifulme050314@gmail.com 

or mail to:

WMHS-Community Health and Wellness 
Attention: Beautiful Me
12501 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502

For details, please call 240-964-8424.

Ride for the Health of It!

Thursdays 6-7 PM

April 24, May 1, May 8 and May 15

Willowbrook Office Complex – Community Room

Instructor: Dr. Jack Murray and Western Maryland Wheelmen

Learn how to have fun and be safe on a bicycle. Each session will include a presentation and cycling.

Participants must know how to ride a bike and bring a bike and helmet to class. Participants will be encouraged to ride several times a week.  Western Maryland Wheelmen host a ride every Tuesday on the Great Allegheny Passage, meet at the mule in front of the train station at 5:30pm Everyone that completes the class will be given a one year membership in Western Maryland Wheelman, a shirt, and the opportunity to participate in the Wheelman’s Charity Ride on Saturday, August 23rd.

For details, call 240-964-8422

What’s your Blood Pressure?

Free Blood Pressure Checks are available

Cumberland Country Club Mall – Food Court

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 8-9 a.m.

Outside the Cafeteria WMRMC

1st Pay Day Thursday of Month 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

For other options, call WMHS Community Health & Wellness at 240-964-8424.