EmblemHealth introduces new well-being programs to promote healthier lifestyles
EmblemHealth is introducing new classes and resources to help improve people's well-being and health beyond health insurance and hospital visits.
The health insurance company kicked off its Serenity and Soul Well Being program at its Crown Heights Neighborhood Care Center to introduce neighbors to those new resources.
"The idea and the concept came from just being in the neighborhood and the people," says Terri Rhymes-Lowery, EmblemHealth regional manager. "Not just worrying about health insurance, but any of their needs."
It was made possible thanks to a $450,000 federal grant secured by Rep. Yvette Clark. The money covers the cost of the classes, a social worker and peer counselor. A stress-management class was in session when News 12 cameras were at the kickoff. More classes are to come.
"We have meditation, we have yoga, we have Zumba, we have chair yoga as well," Rhymes-Lowery says. "We also have classes in art therapy."
The classes are free, but you will need to register ahead of time. More information can be found on EmblemHealth's Crown Heights Neighborhood Care Center's website.