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 Claudia from Food Bank of Northern Nevada or leading our Smart Shopper Series in June!


Upcoming Wellness Workshopsdorthy

Introduction to Diabetes Management
Tuesday, July 25 and Tuesday, August 1, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
At this two day workshop, we will learn:
– How diabetes affects your body;
– What your blood sugar patterns are telling you;
– and how to better manage your blood sugars with nutrition and exercise.
Led by: Renown

Wellness Circle – Effective Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Teaches caregivers to decode verbal and behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Participants leave withkcs_3813 strategies for meaningful connection with people in early, middle and late stage dementia
Led by: Alzheimer’s Association Northern California and Northern Nevada

Advanced Diabetes Management
Tuesdays, August 15, 22 and 29, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
At this three day workshop, we will discuss:
– Complications often associated with diabetes, including foot care;
– Reading nutrition labels and counting carbohydrates;
– and understanding and managing your medication.
Led by: Renown

Chair Yoga
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Gentle movements that build strength and flexibility from the comfort of a chair.
Led by: The Yoga Centerkathleen_action pose

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.