April 22, 2009

Helping Other People Help People: Columbia Road Health Services

This week (our 5th installment of Helping Other People Help People, but who’s counting?) I’m pleased to introduce awesome community clinic Columbia Road Health Services. As with our Fit for Fun classes, Columbia Road Health Services believes that exercise and healthy living don't have to be boring and tedious.

After a year of project development, CRHS Mental Health Counselor Debra Vekstein is now working with the first pilot group of Hermanas en Salud (Sisters in Health), through which clinic patients manage their stress, relax, and eat healthy food together.

Debra tells us that the program is "to get people to start thinking about making broader changes in their lifestyle, which are beneficial to both their physical and mental well-being."

How can you help? Debra is seeking 12-15 yoga mats and pedometers for their bilingual yoga and exercise program. If you would like to donate, please contact Debra at debra.vekstein@crhs.org.

Special thanks to CRHS Development Assistant Colleen Hughes for the information- we are excited to help!

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