A support group will be held Mondays during the month of February for anyone coping with health and wellness challenges.
The gathering is offered through the collaboration of the Center for Family Life and Recovery and Rome Memorial Hospital Radiation Medicine.
“Give it a Whirl” for Wellness is a creative way to socialize, help and be helped by others with similar conditions or circumstances.
The drop-in group is an opportunity for people learning to cope with health and wellness challenges, whether it is quitting smoking for good, overcoming illness or treatments, or facing life changes, to meet with others in similar situations.
The free meetings, centered around a creative activity led by the Center for Family Life and Recovery, are held Mondays at Rome Memorial Hospital Radiation Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St. (All meetings will be held from 1-2 p.m):
Feb. 4: Creative Writing and Storytelling – bring your imagination and creativity as we explore the fun side of story writing.
Feb. 11: Cake Decorating – learn decorating techniques used by professionals just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Feb. 18: Making Music – feel the beat and play along to a variety of musical styles.
Feb. 25: Get Up and Move – gentle indoor exercise just to get our blood flowing and muscles working.
The public is encouraged to attend any or all of the gatherings. No registration is necessary. There is easy access and plenty of parking on the east side of the building.
Benefits from participating in groups that offer support and a creative outlet may include:
Feeling less lonely or judged
Improving coping skills
Reducing stress or anxiety
Learning from others with similar experiences
Gaining a sense of control
Learning new ways to improve your health and wellness
For more information, call Mark Lais, Recovery Peer Advocate, Center for Family Life and Recovery at 315-768-2656. The Center for Family Life and Recovery provides health and hope for individuals and families through advocacy, prevention, counseling and training.