Southcoast Health, the Gleason Family YMCA and Voices for a Healthy Southcoast are collaborating to present, “Be Well Wareham,” a wellness initiative that provides free programs for area residents, on Saturday, August 26, at 9 a.m. at the Gleason Family YMCA, 33 Charge Pond Road, in Wareham.
The program features a wellness walk with Southcoast Health cardiologist Dr. Ashwini Sahni followed by a free yoga class with Rhonda May and nutrition seminar with Ayla Caranan. Participants will receive free health kits that include information on nutrition and exercise. All ages and levels of walking ability are welcome.
“Be Well Wareham” holds monthly walks, yoga, nutrition and other wellness programs on the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Gleason Family YMCA. The committee organizing the programs includes Southcoast Health’s Dr. Sahni; Dr. Francisco Gutierrez; Dr. Robert McGowan; and Jody Reeves, NP; as well as Debra Fringuelli, Director of the Gleason Family YMCA; Kerry Mello, Community Benefits Manager for Southcoast Health and co-chair of Voices for a Healthy Southcoast; and Andrea Larocque of the American Heart Association. Other community partners are welcome to join the group.
All programs are free and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kerry Mello at [email protected] or call 508-973-5273. Also, visit www.southcoast.org/events for a full list of upcoming events from Southcoast Health.
About Southcoast Health
Southcoast Health is a community-based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Southcoast Health is comprised of four hospitals — Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke’s in New Bedford, Tobey in Wareham and Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth — two Centers for Cancer Care, four Urgent Care Centers, a physician’s network, an employed physicians group, a visiting nurse association and numerous additional ambulatory facilities and serves more than 719,000 residents in 33 communities covering over 900 square miles. Southcoast Health is a not-for profit, charitable organization and the largest provider of primary and specialty care in the region with more than 600 physicians, hospitalists and mid-level practitioners in the Southcoast Physicians Network — 450 of whom are employed by Southcoast Physicians Group. With more than 7,500 employees, Southcoast Health is the largest employer in Southeastern Mass., and the 16th largest employer in the Commonwealth according to the Boston Business Journal. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast Health through social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Southcoast® is a registered trademark of Southcoast Health System.