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Member Highlights: Ellenville Public Library & Museum, Ellenville, NY

Posted by on August 6th, 2019 Posted in: Member Highlights

NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve.

Living Well Ellenville

Katie Sheehan-Lopez from Cornell Cooperative Extension in Ulster County leading a LWE program

Living Well Ellenville (LWE) is a program from the Ellenville Public Library & Museum, in partnership with Ellenville Regional Hospital, that began in January 2018. The program meets at the library consistently each Thursday at 10:00 AM for a leisurely walk through town. Patrons and library staff leading the walk return at 10:30 AM for a healthy snack, and water, tea, or coffee, and then participate in a wellness related program. This program offers a wide variety of activities, including cooking demonstrations, Reiki, Tai Chi, information about when to utilize the Emergency Room, urgent care and the doctor, and many more. Ellenville Regional Hospital (ERH) received a grant that ‘fit’ the program, called Healthy Hearts, which provided additional funds to supplement Living Well Ellenville. Community organizations like the Cornell Cooperative Extension are involved on a semi-regular basis, and the library also pays some special instructors out of their programming budget. Though the participant numbers ebb and flow, from the community perspective it has been a very successful program. Ellenville staff have noticed that some of their older adult patrons, “snowbirds” who winter in warmer locations, have just started coming back to attend this program, and they love it!

To learn more about Living Well Ellenville, visit the Ellenville Public Library & Museum website, or contact Library Director Kristin Fowler via email: kfowler@rcls.org or telephone: (845) 647-5530.

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Hannah Sinemus is the Web Experience Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). Although she updates the MAR web pages, blog, newsletter and social media, Hannah is not the sole author of this content. If you have questions about a MARquee or MAReport posting, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region directly at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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