•  “Give it a Whirl” for Wellness open to the public 

    New session begins April 1

    Life’s challenges such as quitting smoking for good, overcoming illness or treatment, or facing life changes, can sometimes be overwhelming. When that happens, discovering a network of support, friendship and hope helps people learn how to cope. It can be helpful to meet and talk with people who know exactly what you are going through, because they have been there, too.
    The free drop-in support group, “Give it a Whirl for Wellness,” is a creative way to socialize, help and be helped by others with similar conditions or circumstances.
    The free meetings, centered around a creative activity led by the Center for Family Life and Recovery, are held Mondays at Rome Memorial Hospital Radiation Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St., Rome.
    All meetings will be held from 1-2 p.m:
     April 1: Spring Painting
     April 8: No-Cook Cooking
     April 15: Cotton Ball Easter Bunny
     April 22: Planting for the Season
     April 29: Art Effects
    The public is encouraged to attend any or all of the meetings. No registration is necessary. There is easy access and plenty of parking on the east side of the building.
    Benefits from participating in groups that offer support and a creative outlet may include:
    • Feeling less lonely or judged
    • Improving coping skills
    • Reducing stress or anxiety
    • Learning from others with similar experiences
    • Gaining a sense of control
    • Learning new ways to improve your health and wellness
    For more information, please call Alisa Ferraro, Recovery Peer Advocate, Center for Family Life and Recovery at 315.768.2644.
    The Center for Family Life and Recovery provides health and hope for individuals and families through advocacy, prevention, counseling and training.
    About Rome Memorial Hospital
    • Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc., (RMH) Rome Memorial Hospital is a non-profit health care system based in Rome, N.Y., providing services to patients throughout Central New York. From primary care to long-term care, Rome Memorial Hospital delivers quality, compassionate medical care for every stage of life. With its specialized Senior Behavioral Health Unit and Residential Health Care Facility, the hospital has become recognized as a valuable resource for senior services. Ranked among the top 20 percent of skilled nursing facilities for four consecutive years, the hospital has earned special recognition as a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) facility for providing quality care for older adult patients. Rome Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of St. Joseph’s Health and an affiliated clinical site of New York Medical College.