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YMCA Offers Free 10-Week Journey To Healthier Lifestyle Program

Meeting Waters YMCA is offering a free 10-week course called Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. The program meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Meeting Waters YMCA's Bellows Falls' facility on Atkinson Street. The first session will be held on October 15.

Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle is a facilitated education and support group designed by Meeting Waters YMCA staff for "health seekers, "those children, adults and families that desire a healthier lifestyle but need guidance and support to achieve and sustain that goal. Support for health behavior changes will come not only from the Y staff but other participants, as well.

Unlike most health programs, Journey focuses on physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Journey will be facilitated by Susan Fortier, one of its co-creators, and Steve Fortier. Both are YMCA of the USA-certified Fitness Specialists.

The program is part of Meeting Waters YMCA's Activate Windham County community health promotion initiative which aims to reduce barriers and increase supports for health seekers.

More information and a registration form for Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle and other services is available at www.meetingwatersymca.org or by calling their office nearest you-Brattleboro: 246-1036; Bellows Falls: 463-4769; or Springfield: 885-8131.

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