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Welcome to Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative

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The Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative offers a variety of free wellness programs for residents of Quincy and Weymouth. Our goal is to improve the health of our communities by reducing the incidence and risk of hypertension, diabetes, falls in the elderly, tobacco use and substance abuse by using evidence based education programs and interventions. These programs are conducted by trained experts and are held in a multitude of clinical and community settings in Quincy and Weymouth. Please join us!

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Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative shared Manet Community Health Center's photo. ...

Don't let a little unsettled weather keep you from getting your veggies! Fair Foods will be at Manet CHC, 110 West Squantum St., North Quincy, TODAY from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Where else can you get a full bag of mixed produce for $2? Nowhere! Stop by and see for yourself. Everyone is welcome. No income verification or identification needed. #EatHealthy #FairFoods #CHCsInnovate

Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative shared Manet Community Health Center's post. ...

State Senator John F. Keenan, Rep. Bruce J. Ayers and Rep. Tackey Chan, along with staff members from the offices of Sen. Patrick O'Connor and Majority Leader State Representative Ron Mariano and Rep. James Murphy joined a large contingent from the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative to advocate for continuing the great work funded by the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund #PWTF yesterday at the State House. In a packed hearing room, residents, community health workers, clinicians and advocates from across the Commonwealth told stories and shared evidence demonstrating the power and impact this first in the nation investment in wellness and public health is making in our communities’ health. The original funding for PWTF sunsets in June and this event was a formal kick-off to advocacy of legislation to extend funding which has been co-introduced by Rep. Chan and has been co-sponsored by over half the legislators in the Senate and House, demonstrating widespread support. Rep. Chan introduced May Yin Lam Chan, a resident of Quincy and a patient from Manet, who told her story in Chinese, with translation from Sara Tan of Enhance Asian Community on Health, Inc. (EACH), one of the partners of the Quincy Weymouth Wellness Initiative. Mrs. Chan told the crowd that after falling multiple times, she was facing life on a walker until her physician at Manet, Dr. Lily Yung, referred to a Matter of Balance class, which was offered for Chinese speakers by EACH. To the delight of the crowd, Mrs. Chan shared how this class not only helped her prevent falls, she has become so confident and steady that she no longer needs a walker and she wants to pay it forward and has become a coach for her apartment building! Mrs. Chan also has diabetes and took a Chronic Disease Self-Management course. She had wonderful results here to reducing her diabetes from “uncontrolled” to “controlled.” Manet Community Health Center representatives were at the event including Bay State Community Services, EACH, Quincy Health Department, South Shore YMCA, South Shore Workforce Investment Board and the Weymouth Health Department. Along with South Shore Elder Services, Inc., the #QuincyWeymouthWellnessInitiative stands strong in support of continuing the important work of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund.