SwedishAmerican BetterLife Wellness to Host Several FREE Community Events

In Rockford and surrounding communities, levels of obesity, smoking, diabetes, heart disease and cancer are higher than state and national averages. In response to these challenges, SwedishAmerican and the YMCA of Rock River Valley formed BetterLife Wellness, a medical wellness center located within the I.D. Pennock Family YMCA, 200 Y Blvd., in downtown Rockford.

BetterLife Wellness is offering several FREE events for community members throughout the year.

•Monday, April 4 at 5:30 PM (Hospital Conference Rooms) – Stress Awareness Month “Calm in the Chaos” with SwedishAmerican Director of Pastoral Care Norm Shirk and Holistic Health RN Jane Greenlee.

•Wednesday, May 11 at 5:30 PM (BetterLife Wellness) – Aromatherapy for Healthful Beauty with Certified Aromatherapist Jodell Gabriel.

•Wednesday, June 15 at 5:30 PM (Hospital Conference Rooms) – The Latest in Migraine Treatment with SwedishAmerican Headache Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Royce.

•Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 PM (Hospital Conference Rooms) – Pain: Is it Muscle or Nerve? Treatment Options with SwedishAmerican Physical Therapist Andrew Larson.

•Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 PM (Hospital Conference Rooms) – Pre-Diabetes Talk with SwedishAmerican Diabetes Educator Linda Dries.

•Thursday, October 14 at 5:30 PM (Hospital Conference Rooms) – Useful and Useless Information about Recent Medication Information with SwedishAmerican Pharmacist Tom Carey.

•Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 PM (Hospital Conference Rooms) – Grief: The Unwanted Holiday Guest with SwedishAmerican Director of Pastoral Care Norm Shirk.

For more information, please call BetterLife Wellness at (779) 696-9700 or visit www.swedishamerican.org.

For further information, contact:

Paul Greenland
779-696-2437

Katryna Kirby
779-696-4340