St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea events and classes for June and July

Free  Summer Wellness Group for high school students

Each week, from June 20 to August 15, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a free summer wellness group for high school students.  The group, which will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. inside the Chelsea District Library (McKune Room 221 S. Main St. in Chelsea), will offer 9th – 12th graders a fun, safe atmosphere to focus on developing healthy and happy lives.  Students will participate in a discussion on factors that contribute to a person’s overall well-being. For more information, please call 734-593-5251.

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea to attend Manchester Farmers Market,

On Thursday, July 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and the Washtenaw County Health Department will attend the Manchester Farmers Market (209 Ann Arbor St. in Manchester) to register participants for this year’s Senior Market Bucks and Senior Project FRESH programs.  These programs were developed to encourage seniors to make healthy food choices.

This summer marks the third year that St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea and Washtenaw County Health Department have teamed up to register seniors for these coupon programs in western Washtenaw County.

Coupons are available for Washtenaw County residents 60 years of age and older to purchase local foods at participating farmers markets.  Additional program-specific qualifications may apply.  Senior Project FRESH coupons can be used to purchase unprocessed Michigan-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs, as well as honey.  Senior Market Bucks can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese, milk, yogurt, meat, poultry, fish, and honey.

The last day to use coupons from either program is October 31, 2019.

For more information about the Senior Market Bucks or the Senior Project FRESH programs, please call St. Joe’s Chelsea at 734-593-5281.

Free monthly weight management group

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea will host a free monthly weight management group led by Dietitian Cassy Rivard.  Attendees will learn about weight loss and weight management tips and tricks while receiving support from others.  The group will meet on the second Wednesday of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., inside Private Dining Room A of the hospital (775 S Main St. in Chelsea).

About St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea

St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea (SJMC) is a not-for-profit joint venture hospital, whose partners are Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a member of national Catholic health care system Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich., and Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Founded in 1970, SJMC is nationally recognized for both quality of care and patient satisfaction by national ranking organization Press Ganey, and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  SJMC employs more than 1,200 individuals with a medical staff of approximately 600 physicians.  Key services include robust medical and surgical service lines, six operating rooms, a 24-hour emergency department and senior emergency room, a state-of-the-art cancer center, a physical medicine and rehabilitation department, a comprehensive head pain treatment unit and behavioral health services.

For additional information about SJMC, please visit www.stjoeschelsea.org.

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