SULLIVAN 180 TRAINS NEW VOLUNTEERS
Community Health Champions to Lead Wellness Circles
[FERNDALE] – Sullivan 180, a non-profit organization born out of a grassroots effort to build a healthier Sullivan County, announces that seven new volunteers from different locations in Sullivan County have committed themselves to become certified “Community Health Champions” with the support of Sullivan 180. These Community Health Champions, after having completed an online and in-person training program, will start Wellness Circles that meet on a regular basis with their friends, peers, or coworkers.
Each Wellness Circle participant chooses an area of focus for improving their health. The Community Health Champions, applying the skills they have learned on motivational interviewing and promoting healthy lifestyles, will support and guide Wellness Circle participants to reach their personal health goals. The Wellness Circles provide peer mentorship and social connection, which has been proven to improve quality of life. Sullivan 180 provides the Community Health Champions with continuing support and with the opportunity to meet regularly for training and social activities.
Community Health Champions who have completed their training and received their certificates are: Avi-ell Castro-Livingston Manor, Kristin Fowler-Grahamsville, Margaret Helthaler-Grahamsville, Pamela Jones-SUNY Sullivan, Sam Kovalyov-Livingston Manor, Carol Park Roscoe, and Tialisa Whipple-Woodbourne. Our Community Champion volunteers are eager to recruit members for their Wellness Circles and strive to have a positive impact on the health of the residents of Sullivan County.
Current Community Health Champions include: Shanita Artson-Monticello, Kiin D’Astri-Monticello, Dawn D’Auria-Frost Valley YMCA, Karen Ellsweig-Forestburgh, Trevonne Gilliard-South Fallsburg, Wendy Notice-Monticello, Adele Novick-Woodridge, Nelson Perez-Monticello, Susan Rogers-Smallwood, Jessi-Ann Rosenbaum-Monticello, Angelee Santillo-Hurleyville, and Mike Weddle-Monticello.
For more information or if you are interested in becoming a Community Health Champion or volunteering, please visit our website at Sullivan180.org or contact us at (845)295-2680 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sullivan 180’s mission is to build a healthy, vibrant Sullivan County where everyone has a sense of purpose, connection to family and community and access to fresh foods and an active lifestyle.