Jefferson Center’s approach to wellness offers conventional prevention and health promotion services as well as holistic alternatives that extend beyond the traditional mental health therapies. We recognize the link between emotional and physical well-being and offer a wide variety of services that build on unique strengths and interests of individuals.
Each quarter, Jefferson Center offers a variety of wellness classes to meet the needs of both our clients and the community. The following types of classes are offered each quarter:
- Mental Health – anxiety and depression, stress and self-coaching
- Nutrition – cooking on a budget, healthy cooking on the go
- Physical Health – yoga and meditation, hiking or family walks.
Classes are free to Medicaid clients and are a small fee (typically $5-$10) for private insurance clients.
The health coach program at Jefferson Center provides health education for improvement of overall wellness by assisting in developing personalized health plans. Coaches meet one on one with individuals to create customized health plans tailored to the individual’s and family’s lifestyle. Health goals may include topics such as managing blood pressure, diet/nutrition, exercise, tobacco cessation/reduction and stress management. Support and follow-up health coaching is as often as the client requests. The health coaches also facilitate groups on the topics of nutrition and Self-Coaching.
Wellness has partnered with Darthmouth College for a study regarding clients with SMPI and physical health conditions. Clients must be 18+, have an SMPI and a BMI >25. They can then be referred to the InShape program to work with a Health Mentor for one year. Clients work on goal setting, overcoming barriers and increasing self-awareness. The purpose of the study is to lower BMI and help clients manage symptoms.
A registered dietician is on the Wellness staff to provide specific nutrition coaching and services to Jefferson Center clients. The dietician receives referrals from across all areas of Jefferson Center and focuses on managing weight, chronic condition and works on tying healthy eating habits to lesson symptoms of behavioral health diagnoses.
Quitting smoking and other tobacco/nicotine products can have many benefits both physically and mentally. Jefferson Center has a unique tobacco cessation program for its clients. We are currently in year two of a three-year grant for tobacco cessation. Certified Tobacco Treatment Peer Specialist Coaches can work with clients to overcome barriers, develop a quit plan and live a healthier, more enjoyable life. Coaches also teach classes focused on those ready to quit and those contemplating quitting. We know that quitting is tough but with help, it is possible.
Filling the Gap (FTG) is a dental program offered by Jefferson Center for Mental Health in partnership with community dentists who participate in the program. The program provides free dental services to qualified individuals. Services provided include cleanings crowns, x-rays, extractions, fillings, partials, root canals and dentures.
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