RMH announces May Give it a Whirl workshops

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A support group will be held Mondays during the month of May 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):

May 6: Clothespin Frames for Mother’s Day

May 13: Crock Pot Cooking

May 20: “Honor A Soldier” flag for Memorial Day

A meeting will not be held on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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, please call Alisa Ferraro, Recovery Peer Advocate, Center for Family Life and Recovery at 315-768-2644. The Center for Family Life and Recovery provides health and hope for individuals and families through advocacy, prevention, counseling and training.

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