Wellness Program


CARE Chest began their Wellness Program in 2012 to help individuals using CARE Chest’s programs receive information on how to live healthier. With the Wellness Program, CARE Chest clients and community members are able to attend FREE workshops that can help participants introduce activity into their daily life, eat healthy on a limited income, discuss how diabetes affects their body, or learn how to manage their diabetes through nutrition and exercise. During class, clients participate in hands-on learning, activities, and learn simple terminology to better understand and improve their health.

In addition to our Workshops, CARE Chest has regularly scheduled Wellness Circles where participants can learn something new, meet new people and learn about other wellness resources available in their area. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at CARE Chest.

For more information or to register for any of the courses listed, please contact
McKenzie, Project Coordinator at 829-2273 ext. 105 or mlay@carechest.com.


Wellness Education Class Schedule

A big ‘thank you’ to our instructor Bree from Moana Nursery or leading our Gardening Workshop in June!


Upcoming Wellness Workshopsesperenza

Smart Shopper Series – 4 week series
Tuesdays and Thursdays in June
June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and final class celebration on Friday June 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Learn to shop, plan, and prepare nutritious meals on a budget. Food demonstrations, tastings and gifts given to help you live a healthier lifestyle!
Las clases seran enseñadas en español e inglés: Aprende a comprar, planificar, y preparar alimentos nutritivos!
Led by: Food Bank of Northern Nevada

side-stretchChair Yoga
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Gentle movements that build strength and flexibility from the comfort of a chair.
Led by: The Yoga Center

Wellness Circle – Stroke Information Session
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
A great opportunity to discuss types of strokes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and common post-stroke issues.
Led by: Renown

Chair Yoga
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Gentle movements that build strength and flexibility from the comfort of a chair.
Led by: The Yoga Centerkcs_3813

Introduction to Diabetes Management
Tuesday, July 25 and Tuesday, August 1, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Learn how diabetes affects your body, what your blood sugars are telling you, and how to manage your blood sugars with nutrition and exercise.
Led by: Renown


Wellness Library

Books and videos on a variety of topics from nutrition to COPD will be available for temporary use. Stop by CARE Chest at 7910 North Virginia Street during business hours to browse the library and continue learning about health and wellness.