Health and Wellness Community Service Program
The Health and Wellness Community Service Project is designed to inform members of The Woman’s Club of Raleigh of issues that affect the health and well being of individuals, families and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. Through this program, our club will develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger and homelessness; prevent or correct financial difficulties. This club year 2020-2021 the Health and Wellness Community Service Project will focus on homelessness and issues around food insecurity. We will be specifically focusing on our motel families and their struggles with finding permanent housing and food insecurity.Health Community Service Program provides activities to strengthen health and wellness.
What is health and wellness? The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Wellness has been described as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well-being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital components.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Exercise helps prevent and improve a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis. Research on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood and reduce anxiety.”