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Port Chester H.S. Seeks Community Help for 'Wellness Day' Effort for Students

Workshop leaders, sponsors sought for program dedicated to adolescent health and safety.

More than 1,200 high school students will actively participate in “Wellness Day” - a day-long event at Port Chester High School dedicated to adolescent health and safety. 

The program, to be held on April 8, is the concept of the Port Chester High School, Open Door Family Medical Centers, Port Chester Cares Community Coalition and ASPIRE 21st Century Program.  The focal point of the day will be a series of innovative workshops around different topics including nutrition, exercise, safety, substance abuse, stress management and healthy relationships.

The planning committee seeks sponsors and workshop leaders for this important event.

“This is an exciting opportunity to engage and educate our young adults,” said Ellette Hirschorn, Director of Clinical Services and Programs at Open Door Family Medical Centers.

“Wellness Day” is designed to raise awareness of the health issues facing adolescents and inspire students to lead healthy lives.  During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health.

Serious health and safety issues such as car accidents, violence, substance abuse, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescents.  Some adolescents also struggle to adopt behaviors, such as healthy eating, engaging in physical activity, and choosing not to use tobacco, that could decrease their risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood.

Those interested in participating as a sponsor or a workshop leader can contact Hirschorn at ehirschorn@odfmc.org.

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