Local Fitness Centers:
Beaver County YMCA
2236 Third Ave
New Brighton, PA 15066
The “Y” offers personal training, fitness programs, and community events for ALL AGES. You can start with a trial membership, 1-day, 3-day, and 7-day pass. (Click here to explore YMCA’s financial assistance program.)
NOTE: You can join others from The Phoenix Drop-In Center at the “Y” on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Check the Phoenix Center Calendar for details.
283 Beaver Valley Mall
Monaca, PA 15061
(Located in Monaca, PA and open 24/7, PF boasts a Judgment Free Zone™… a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected. This location offers 2 different membership packages.)
Take Good Care of Your Eyes!
616 4th Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 724-843-1111 x 312 www.bcblind.org
If someone you know is in need of help either with transportation/sighted guide, reading mail, eyeglasses, or any vision-related problem please give us a call at the number above.
Take Good Care of Your Teeth & Gums!
From more research on these diseases, we see that chronic gum disease can have a disastrous effect on the body.
The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. It is impossible to have a healthy body with an unhealthy mouth.
Bacteria from gum disease can spread throughout the body, potentially worsening major health problems. To keep your whole body healthy, see your dentist regularly and take great care of your teeth at home.
Gum Disease and Overall Health
A chronically unhealthy mouth affects the rest of the body.
Many people assume that what happens in the mouth doesn’t affect your overall health. This may be due to the separation between dentistry and traditional medicine.
We currently continue to learn more about the role of chronic inflammation in diseases like:
- Heart disease
Did you know that there is a possible link between Alzheimer’s Disease and Gum Disease?
Learn more: Alzheimer’s and Gum Disease
Also from NewMouth.com, Oral Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers explains how dementia affects oral health and the importance of a caregivers’ responsibility to mind the patient’s oral health, mental health, and personal hygiene.
Learn more about Common Dental Conditions and Treatments at NewMouth.com
Try this Free Food/Calorie/Fitness Tracker!
The Livestrong MyPlate website and app do more than just track calories. It tracks nutrition, totals proteins, carbs, fats, incorporates exercise (subtracts the calories burned) into daily totals, generates alerts (high cholesterol, or high sodium, for example), and provides tips, recipes, news, etc.
The alerts really help to identify the “problem” foods in your diet so that you can reach your goals!!!
MyPlate is FREE!!!!! Check it out: https://www.livestrong.com/myplate/
Do you have chronic pain from surgery, an injury or another chronic condition?
Did you know that physician anesthesiologists can help you safely and effectively manage pain?
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has shared the following resources to educate and empower people living with painful chronic conditions:
Opioid Treatment and Risks: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/opioid-treatment/
Non-Opioid Treatment: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/non-opioid-treatment/
What You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking
Resources for Cessation Support
NAMI: Smoking and Mental Illness
“About 18 million people with mental illness currently use tobacco products, and adults with mental illness use cigarettes at higher rates than those without a mental illness.”
Cessation Classes and Free Educational Materials
Keystone Wellness Programs (KWP) is contracted to provide both virtual and in-person support to those who are ready to quit. KWP can also provide brochures, pamphlets, etc. containing valuable nicotine education to the community.
Beacon Health Options
For Members: Tobacco Cessation
( For Providers: https://pa.beaconhealthoptions.com/providers/tobacco-cessation/ )
The PA Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is a telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling service offering free coaching … with no judgment. There are special programs for pregnant and postpartum women, youth tobacco and vaping cessation programs, and a specially designed protocol specifically for the Native American population.
Free training for professionals on how to refer their clients or patients to the PA Free Quitline for counseling, free nicotine replacement therapy, and motivational support to quit nicotine
My Life My Quit
A free and confidential service for young adults who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping.