WELLFEST! is a collection of fun activities and games to encourage participants to rediscover the joys and benefits of being physically active.
Learn more about WELLFEST!
Mental Health First Aid
Bridges to Wellness and Ozark Guidance collaborated to offer three Mental Health First Aid Certification Courses. More than 75 participants completed the 12 hour courses. Some of the participants traveled from as far away as Bryant, Russellville, Clarksville, and Mountain Home.
Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps an individual assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Download the Mental Health First Aid Brochure
Eat Better. Move More.
Bridges to Wellness is following up the success of WELLFEST! with a community-wide initiative to put healthy in action: Eat Better. Move More. It’s easy:
Join or form a team
Track your health habits online and mobile
Attend Culinary Delights classes and learn about healthy cooking, shopping and ordering when dining out
Be encouraged by a volunteer coach.
Learn more about Eat Better. Move More.
Steps to Wellness Summit
Nearly 100 community and business leaders participated in the Steps to Wellness Summit. Bridges to Wellness partnered with the State Department of Health, and State AARP to host Dan Burden, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Walkable and Liveable Communities Institute, www.walklive.org. The two day event highlighted the importance of the built environment in encouraging or discouraging increased physical activity.
Walkable and Liveable Communities Institute prepared a 100 day plan and made more than 25 recommendations to improve Siloam Springs??? built environment. At the Summit Dan Burden and Co-Founder Sarah Bowman demonstrated the link between engaging built environments to increased physical activity by residents and increased property values.