Southside & Healthy Chesapeake address needs of senior neighbors together

Healthy Chesapeake meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Starting in February 2018, Southside will be working with Healthy Chesapeake to address the health (body, mind and Spirit) needs of the seniors and others in our community.

A Senior Wellness and Education program will run four days a week from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. each day. A free meal will be provided for all who attend. Seniors will stay active with arts, crafts, sewing, fitness, and computer classes, just to name a few.

Healthy Chesapeake will also provide staffing and resources for a free Diabetes and Hypertension Program that will be provided once a week at the church. This program will be a combination of monitoring individuals with hypertension and diabetes, and assisting them with resources to manage their care.

A medical professional will be at the church coordinating this program, providing education and a cooking class to teach healthy eating. All services offered will be free.

We are excited to connect to our community and join forces with others as we seek to meet needs and share Christ. Our prayer is that we can develop a host of ministry opportunities, to not only meet the physical needs, but the spiritual needs of individuals as well.

Healthy Chesapeake will provide the materials, supplies, tools and staff necessary to implement the wellness program. The church will receive a monthly fee for use of our shared space, to cover additional utilities, and cleaning. Working together we can make a difference and see lives change for the glory of God.