In April, The Health Education Department focused on Alcohol Awareness, Weight Management and Physical Activity.
|Health Educator Gabriela Gonzales|
use, abuse and recovery.
At Susan’s Place and Peter Jay Sharp Center for Opportunity, the Health Educators got clients moving! The women of Susan’s Place were split into two groups, slow walkers and fast walkers. Each individual was given a pedometer and encouraged to walk in “The Tortoise vs. the Hare Walking Competition”. Each individual’s and group’s steps were tracked over a three week period. Who do you think won the race?
At Peter Jay, “The Biggest Loser” competition began. This ongoing promotion offers the clients weekly counseling sessions on weight management along with weekly weigh-ins. The goal? Educate clients on ways to drop unwanted weight in a healthy way that can be maintained for a lifetime and support their effort.
As always, The Health Education Team provided free HIV testing services to both our clients and members of the community. 112 tests were performed in April.
-Gillian Saunders, CFH Health Educator