Record your wellness pledge. It takes 1 minute.
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or follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7F7RJ62
Win a Fitbit!
Respond to either of the above surveys before October 1 and your name will be entered to win one of two Fitbits from TELUS. Post your wellness pledge on Facebook and you will receive an extra draw entry!
Next phase of Wellness Project underway
Since Spring 2017, over 2000 residents have completed the PR Wellness Challenge. Congratulations! Keep it going. Follow us on Facebook.
Now what? Make one positive lifestyle change to improve your wellness. Resources to support you include:
So you’ve taken the challenge – now what?
5 ways to improve your health without a prescription
PR Wellness – List of organizations to support health journey
Some background. What is PR Wellness?
Start where you are
The PR Wellness Project is a collaboration of community and professional organizations, government agencies and individuals to help residents improve their state of wellness. Partners include fitness and sport organizations and private businesses who provide opportunities for individuals and families to be more active.
PR Wellness Challenge
For the first time in history, children born today are expected to have a shorter life span than their parents.
In 2009 Dr. Ron Woznow, who is now a Powell River resident, started the Guelph Wellness Project in conjunction with AFMNet (Advanced Foods and Materials Network). It demonstrated that with a little encouragement individuals will make lifestyle changes that improve their state of wellness.
In 2015 Ron got the endorsement of The City of Powell River, the Powell River Regional District and the Powell River Division of Family Practice; and the PR Wellness Challenge was born. The goal of the PR Wellness Challenge is to demonstrate that the wellness of a community can be improved through a combination of citizen engagement, education and program accessibility. It will link participants to the wellness programs offered in the Powell River region that runs from Saltery Bay to Lund and includes Texada and Lasqueti Islands. The Challenge was to be deemed to be a success if a minimum of 500 residents were participating in the PR Wellness Challenge by 2017. Over 2000 residents have completed the challenge.
The organizing committee led by Guy Chartier (chair) and Kerri Carlson (coordinator) are building partnerships with public and private sector organizations, foundations and philanthropists.
WHAT IS THE PR WELLNESS CHALLENGE?
PHASE 1 – Spring 2016 to 2017
Residents were measured by PR Wellness Challenge Facilitators on the following 4 parameters: Blood pressure, Heart rate, Flexibility, and Balance
The confidential results of the PR Wellness Challenge were provided to participants and stored in a database.
Participants were encouraged to seek information from physicians and health professionals on how small lifestyle changes can improve their wellness through physical and mental activity and improved nutrition.
Participants who were previously tested were offered the opportunity to remeasure within approximately 6-months.
PHASE 2 – Fall 2017 to Spring 2018
To keep the initiative dynamic, the focus of Phase 2 is to engage the community by encouraging residents to make a commitment toward wellness by recording a wellness pledge. The number of pledges will be tallied at the end of the timeframe.
The PR Wellness Project Committee is seeking partners for The PR Wellness Challenge and Speakers Forum. Contact Kerri Carlson at 604-485-4344 or prdistrictwellness@Click here for a list of our current partners.for partnership opportunities.