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Free wellness workshop to be held Wednesday

Free wellness workshop to be held Wednesday

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — What’s the best way you can maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels without taking medications? Will blood pressure and cholesterol medications cause weight gain? Find out at a free Wellness Workshop.

Mary Jane Creely and Lillian Thompson will offer information about blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, as well as supply answers to the above questions and more at a free Wellness Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17. from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Newport Mental Health, 127 Johnny Cake Hill Road, Middletown. The event is open to the public.

Free snacks and beverages will be provided, along with transportation on an as need basis. Call 846-1213.

“Anyone can benefit from attending these wellness workshops,” said CEO and President Jamie Lehane. “So often people think of physical health or mental health as if they were mutually exclusive, but they’re often not. For example, too much anxiety may contribute to high blood pressure. At Newport Mental Health, we treat the whole person.”

Other Wednesday Workshops slated are” Pre-diabetes and Diabetes” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and “Delicious Nutrition and Creative Exercise Routines” on Wednesday, Nov. 7, both at Newport Mental Health, 127 Johnny Cake Hill Road, Middletown, from 1:30 to 3:30.

The mission of Newport Mental Health is to improve the lives of children, adults and families living and working in Newport County by providing the highest quality, recovery-oriented, evidence-based and integrated mental health and substance use care. NMH serves clients in Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Little Compton.

For more information, contact Sandy Oxx at 846-1213, ext. 109, or Jamie Lehane 846-1213, ext. 110.

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