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Wellness Center Scholarships

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5  Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF) provides scholarships at our wellness centers. Here’s what we’d like you to know:

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Featured Wellness Coalition Member: Jo Mayer

Tell us about the coalition you are in and the work you are doing.
I am in the Stockbridge Area Wellness Coalition. We are a newly-formed group committed to improving the health of those living in the Stockbridge Community School District. We are almost finished with the Civic Assessment provided by the Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation and we are sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Stockbridge High School as part of A Day in the Village festivities.

Why did you choose to join the CWF committee?
I work for the Stockbridge School District and saw the good work being done by the Chelsea Area Wellness Foundation and saw the potential for improving the health and lives of people in our community, so I joined up.

What do you like best about being on the CWF coalition so far?
Meeting up with people working throughout the school district on their own projects for improving our communities and being able to share resources and ideas.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I have a twin brother and my husband has a twin sister.

Interested in joining one of our Wellness Coalitions? Let us know here on Facebook or email Matt Pegouskie at matt@5healthytowns.org and let him know if you live in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester or Stockbridge.

Featured Wellness Coalition Member: Brian Johnson

Tell us about the coalition you work with.
I’m a part of the Stockbridge Wellness Coalition. We are in the early stages of the process of determining the greatest needs for Stockbridge as it relates to being a more healthy community.

Why did you choose to join the CWF Stockbridge Coalition?
I decided to join because I believe it’s easier to make a point than it is to make a difference. Anybody can make a point that the greater Stockbridge area has issues of being unhealthy(like any community does) but that doesn’t really help anybody. I want to make a difference and improve the quality of people’s health in the community by providing alternatives to unhealthy practices.

What do you like best about being on the coalition?
What I’ve enjoyed the most so far about being on the wellness coalition is getting to know a diverse group of people in a way that I would not have. It’s exciting to be on a journey with these people towards really making a difference for our community. I appreciate their experiences, their opinions, and their enthusiasm. I really think at the end of this process that I’ll treasure the journey more than the destination.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I’m am an over the top crazy North Carolina Basketball fan. When my daughter was born, I put her in a cheerleading uniform for the big game against Duke. Some call that brainwashing, I call that good parenting!

Interested in joining one of our Wellness Coalitions? Let us know here on Facebook or email Matt Pegouskie at matt@5healthytowns.org and let him know if you live in Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester or Stockbridge.