PR Wellness Project

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Record your wellness pledge.  It takes 1 minute.

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Win $100 or a Fitbit!
Record your wellness pledge before May 31 and your name will be entered to win a $100 Safeway gift card or a Fitbit from TELUS.   Post your wellness pledge on Facebook and you will receive an extra draw entry!

Next phase of Wellness Project underway

Since Spring 2016, 1500 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

And after that? Repeat or Take the Challenge for the 1st time in Spring 2017
Since great health takes hard work and constant perseverance, we have to keep going!  Take or repeat the Challenge between May 15 and June 15.

NEW!  Pledge wellness!
Do you want to be a part of the PR Wellness Challenge?  Pledge wellness by sending your wellness pledge to prdistrictwellness@gmail.com between May 15 and June 15 or posting your pledge on the PR Wellness Facebook page.  It’s up to you!   Let’s see how many residents will commit to making 1 positive lifestyle change.  Just for the health of it 🙂

What is the PR Wellness Challenge?

It’s simple. Citizens will be measured by PR Wellness Challenge Facilitators in Spring and Fall on the following 4 parameters:

Blood pressure       Heart rate         Flexibility         Balance

Join the one of more than 1300 residents who have already been measured.

Step 1 – Get measured (or re-measured) at select locations between May 15 and June 15.

Wednesdays: Rec Complex 5pm to 5:30pm
(Thursdays – Lasqueti Nurse’s Station)
Fridays:  Marine Chiropractic & Wellness 12pm to 1pm
Saturdays: Safeway 10am to 11am

Step 2 – Take 1 or more positive steps to improve your health.

Step 3 – Repeat 

Learn more.  Contact prdistrictwellness@gmail.com or 604-485-4344 for more details.

What is the PR Wellness Speaker Forum?

An evening of inspiration and education, the PR Wellness Speaker Forum (June 8, 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Max Cameron) will feature 8 speakers imparting knowledge and sharing their authentic wellness stories in a Ted-style format.  Key note speakers include Cea Person (best-selling author), Emma Lesvesque-Laroque (Plant-based chef, RHN), Kent Lewis (PR Kings head coach), Christine Lippa (iWellness Advisor), Kathseva (Counsellor), Frank Radcliffe (Educator).  Additional guest speakers include Physician Chris Morwood and Brooks student Asees Singh.  Learn more.

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Some background.  What is PR Wellness?

Start where you are

A project of the Verna J. Kirkness Science and Engineering Education Program, 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

BACKGROUND

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 will be deemed to be a success if a minimum of 500 residents are participating in the PR Wellness Challenge by 2017.

The organizing committee led by Terri Cramb (chair) and Kerri Carlson (coordinator) are building partnerships with public and private sector organizations, foundations and philanthropists.

WHAT IS THE PR WELLNESS CHALLENGE?

It’s simple. Citizens will be measured by PR Wellness Challenge Facilitators in Spring and Fall on the following 4 parameters:

Blood pressure       Heart rate         Flexibility         Balance

The confidential results of the PR Wellness Challenge will be provided to participants and stored in a database.

Participants will be 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. In addition, they will be encouraged to check out a complete list of wellness promoting organizations at ‘For Everything That’s Community Health’ which can be found at Fetch BC/Powell River

2017 TIMELINE

May 15 to June 15 – PR Wellness Challenge

Residents of Powell River and the PR District have the opportunity to sign up to complete the Challenge by measuring blood pressure, heart rate, flexibility and balance at the PR Rec Complex,  Safeway and Marine Chiropractic & Wellness.

June 8 – PR Wellness Speaker Forum, Max Cameron

June to September – Take Action to Improve Your Health | Start Where You Are

Participants will be encouraged to keep track of their lifestyle changes.

September  – Wellness Fair: Just for the Health of It
Just for the Health of It will mark the launch of the Fall PR Wellness Challenge.  Residents are encouraged to repeat the Challenge or take the PR Wellness Challenge for the first time.

September  to October  – PR Wellness Health Challenge (Repeat)

Participants who were previously tested will be remeasured within approximately 6-months, or within what is a reasonable time-frame (between 5 and 7 months post 1st test). Other participants in the PR Wellness Challenge will be approximately 5 to 7-months after their first test, or within a reasonable timeframe!

Partnership

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@gmail.com for partnership opportunities.  Click here for a list of our current partners.