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“Small Steps to a Healthier You” starts Feb. 25

PITTSFIELD – Beginning on Thursday, Feb. 25, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will collaborate with Berkshire Health Systems on a five-session program titled “Small Steps to a Healthier You.” This Connecting With Community program will continue on four successive Thursdays in March. This free program will take place at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield.

The Small Steps Program may be a next step towards a healthier future. On the first day, the program will include glucose and cholesterol screening for those people who haven’t had blood work within the last 6 months and who commit to participating in the remainder of the program. The remaining four sessions will educate participants on how to make changes in life to become healthier. Topics will include: how to eat better; move more; cultivate joy and a sense of purpose; how to set reachable goals; and how to reduce stress and recharge.

Katie Mead, BSN, RN Health Educator in Community Outreach for Berkshire Health Systems will lead this program.

This program is open to a limited number of participants.  To register, please call the Care Coordinating Hub with Berkshire Health Systems at (413) 445-9239.

For more information, call the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires at (413) 442-4360, ext. 10. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

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