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Step By Step Wellness Program welcomes Health Department

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – Participants in the Step By Step Wellness program were treated to a special presentation on smoking cessation.  Facilitated by Anna MacNamara of the Oswego County Health Department, the interactive workshop focused on the debilitating effects that smoking has on one’s health, and included an opportunity for clients to participate in a tobacco themed version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire.”

Anna MacNamara (seated at left) of the Oswego County Health Department conducts a workshop on smoking cessation for clients of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Step By Step Wellness program. Located at 365 West First Street in Fulton, the Step By Step Wellness program offers a variety of services to adults diagnosed with a mental illness.
Anna MacNamara (seated at left) of the Oswego County Health Department conducts a workshop on smoking cessation for clients of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Step By Step Wellness program. Located at 365 West First Street in Fulton, the Step By Step Wellness program offers a variety of services to adults diagnosed with a mental illness.

According to Step By Step Wellness program Coordinator, Pam Peeling, the presentations and workshops are just one of the many aspects of the program.

“The Step By Step Wellness program uses a wellness recovery model that provides an array of services to adults diagnosed with a mental illness.  Our varied programming includes workshops, exercise classes, life enrichment classes, fun time, and more, all focused to support clients with their recovery, promote wellness, and combat the stigma of mental illness.  These programs help individuals increase their self-esteem, establish group affiliations, and maintain independence in the community,” said Peeling.

The Step By Step Wellness Program is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Workshops and other programs are open to all clients.  For more information on the Step By Step Wellness program, or learn about becoming a participant, contact Pam Peeling at 315-598-3980 ext. 251.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.