Wellness for Life free open house Dec. 15

Griffin Hospital invites the community to experience its lifestyle change program, Wellness for Life, at a free open house Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.

Visitors will get to experience first-hand this health empowerment program with fitness demonstrations, holiday smoothie samples and snacks, and a talk about preventing diabetes with a Wellness for Life health expert. Information will also be available on additional fitness and preventive health programs and support groups offered at Griffin.

Participants will also be entered in a raffle for a Fitbit activity monitor.

“We’re living longer and longer with each generation, so it’s important that we understand how to strengthen our vitality and make sure chronic diseases and disorders don’t limit our ability to get the most out of life,” said Exercise Physiologist and Wellness for Life Director Eunice Lisk. “Wellness for Life gives you the tools, knowledge and the support people need in order to lead a healthy and productive life for many, many years.”

Wellness for Life

Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases. The centerpiece is an immersive lifestyle change experience, featuring a Fitbit activity tracker, personalized nutrition and fitness sessions, and weekly group meetings to establish healthy weight control, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve sleep and energy, and increase personal strength and resilience.

While these services provided separately would total several hundred dollars, tuition for the program is being made available to the community for $350 - half the cost of similar programs.

To register and for more information about the Wellness Open House, contact Eunice Lisk at 203-732-7107 or elisk@griffinhealth.org. For more information about Wellness for Life, visit griffinhealth.org.