Michigan Clubhouses offer over 400+ different initiatives, directed toward wellness as it is key element of the Clubhouse International philosophy.
Traverse House is no exception. Cheryl Askwith is the point person for the Wellness Initiatives for the clubhouse which include:
Offered every Friday with an Instructor. encourages easy movements anyone can do in a chair. We also have a lovely downtown area featured as a daily walk around enjoying the Grand Traverse Bay view and the fine weather.
Incorporation of a healthy diet in clubhouse meals & snacks including locally grown fruits and veggies.
On Mondays we offer members free fruit smoothies to begin our work order day. Along with free breakfast offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays to emphasize the importance of a healthy breakfast.
Traverse House members participate in a water challenge, during the hot summer months to stay well hydrated.
Teaching wellness cooking to members who obtain actual kitchen experience in meal perpetration.
Encouragement of label reading for sugar, sodium, carbohydrates and fat content on purchased foods and/or fast foods.
"I was hit by a drunk driver, from which I was diagnosed with a closed head injury which gives me memory problems. After a divorce, I turned to the Traverse House Clubhouse where the staff and membership have helped me believe in myself again." ~ Stephany M.
In 2019 the Northwest Food Coalition celebrated it’s 25th Anniversary. It began in 1994, organized by the Hunger Action Coalition of Detroit that reached out to 7 groups around the state to assess hunger and poverty in rural Michigan. Today, we are a grassroots coalition of roughly 70 food pantries, emergency meal sites, baby pantries in a six county region: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Wexford. We are the last food coalition left in Michigan. Our mission is is to empower member food programs by coordinating and creating resources to achieve regional food security.
for more information, go to: http://www.northwestmifoodcoalition.org
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105 Hall Street, Suite B, Traverse City, MI 49684 US
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