February From The Director

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia held their first Florida Healthy Woman/WISEWOMAN event at the Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA on Nov. 22. The Y is one of the providers working with FDOH and their WISEWOMAN participants to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.

Participants had the opportunity to hear presentations from our Wellness Coordinator and a wellness coach about the tools and options that the Y offers to help them along their healthy lifestyle journey. Along with these presentations, participants shared their stories with one another and discussed their own experiences in adopting healthier habits.

The WISEWOMAN program aims to serve low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women between the ages of 40 to 64 with heart disease who are at risk for a stroke. By aiming to improve the delivery of heart disease and stroke prevention services and information, WISEWOMAN utilizes evidence-based approaches to heart disease and stroke prevention within health care systems and throughout communities.

The Y is excited to be a partner in this program and to invite WISEWOMAN participants into our cause and community.

More than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease.” – American Heart Association

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.