Finding Wellness

Finding Wellness is a new, free program for people who are ready to make healthy lifestyle changes to improve personal health. This seven week program is open to anyone in the community and meets from 4-6 pm on Tuesday afternoons at WVU Medicine University Town Centre. Monthly supermarket shopping events take place on Fridays.

Are you ready to make lifestyle changes in nutrition and eating patterns, and to increase physical activity in daily life? The Finding Wellness program can help with personal goal setting and group support.

The Finding Wellness program is led by health professionals and includes:

  • Live cooking demonstrations by the best local chefs
  • Free tools to promote healthy lifestyle habits
  • Supermarket tours with cooking, recipes, and free ingredients
  • Health and wellness topics such as mindful eating, fitness, right sizing portions, and truth vs. myths about popular diets and supplements

Participants will be asked to provide height, weight, and date of birth, and must complete up to three short surveys to assess the program’s success. Participants in each seven week class series who complete surveys will receive gift cards.

Classes

Enrollment is now being accepted for the seven week series beginning:

Space is limited, so you must pre-register by emailing your name, address, phone number, and email to findingwellness@hsc.wvu.edu or by calling 304-293-2604.

Supermarket Safaris

Participants can attend free, healthy cooking demonstrations and guided shopping tours with our Supermarket Safaris. You will learn more about healthy meal and snack choices and take home some of the ingredients needed to prepare the featured recipe. The Supermarket Safaris are held monthly, usually on a Friday, from 3-5 pm at the University Town Centre Walmart.

Space is limited to the first 25 people who pre-register by emailing name, address, phone number, and email to findingwellness@hsc.wvu.edu or by calling 304-293-2604. Please let us know if you need assistance with mobility, such as a scooter.

Keeping Wellness Support Group

After your classes have ended, Finding Wellness offers a monthly group for all participants. Keeping Wellness meetings connect former Finding Wellness participants with one another, help them maintain goals, allow them to talk about challenges, and recharge their commitment to healthy lifestyles.