Give it a Whirl for Wellness announces September programs


Rome Memorial Hospital’s drop-in support group, “Give it a Whirl for Wellness,” will meet Mondays in September beginning tonight. The group is for anyone coping with health and wellness challenges, and meets at Rome Memorial Hospital Radiation Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St. The meetings are open to the public and are free to attend.

The free meetings are centered around a creative activity that changes every week.

The inaugural Sept. 10 meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m., and participants will learn to sketch something important in their lives on a tile.

On Sept. 17 from 2-3 p.m., participants will learn all that their phone’s camera has to offer.

On Sept. 24 from 6-7 p.m., participants will make their own dreamcatchers.

“Give it a Whirl” offers a way to socialize, help and be helped by others with similar conditions or circumstances. The group offers support for those quoting smoking, overcoming illness or treatments, or facing large life changes. The group gives individuals, family and friends an opportunity to come together in a welcoming comfortable, and inspiring way.

“Our informal group is centered around a creative activity,” explained director of Radiation Medicine Amy Weakley. “Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you will be encouraged by what you create during this time of sharing and learning from others.”

For more information on “Give it a Whirl for Wellness,” call the Center for Family Life and Recovery at 315-768-2650.


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