center for healthy living

When Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living (CHL) opened next to Whole Foods Market at Chappaqua Crossing in January 2020, the expectation was that it would fill with area residents of all ages looking to achieve their own optimal mind, body and spirit wellness with programs such as mindful eating; plant-based cooking; health screenings for osteoporosis, cholesterol and blood pressure; and even reflexology and acupuncture. 

Despite the pandemic’s upending of well-laid plans, the Center quickly converted programming to an online model. The physical location is now a site for patient laboratory testing (prescription required) and Covid-19 testing. In-person programs are expected to resume post-pandemic.

The good news: you can still access great programming virtually. CHL offers a wide variety of community health education: counseling, weight management as well as a teaching kitchen; integrative medicine; health and wellness consultations; and a variety of support groups.

Recent free live programs over Zoom included Oh, My Aching Body, featuring a panel of leading orthopedic surgeons discussing the latest treatments – surgical and non-surgical; Chair Yoga, emphasizing breathing, balance and taking things at your own pace; and Self-Care for the Caregiver, led by a social worker and health educator who discussed how to maintain supportive care along with self-care strategies.

There are also Wellness Wednesdays, a phone conference series all about health. Dial in every month to hear the latest information from clinicians and health experts.

To view upcoming programs, go to www.eventbrite.com. Once on the site, enter Northern Westchester Hospital Center for Healthy Living into the “search events” box at the top of the page and you’ll be delivered a list of free online events, courtesy of CHL. Click on the event name and you’ll be taken to the sign-up screen.

To reach a member of the CHL team, email CHL@northwell.edu

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