The Shingletown Medical Center is very proud to announce the opening of their Wellness Center located at Black Butte Elementary School in room 20. This center will be utilized for classes and programs put on by the Shingletown Medical Center for Shingletown community members.

Just recently the Wellness Center was utilized just days before Christmas to pass out food, toys and games that were donated by numerous individuals and organizations. Kelly Bullan, SMC Case Manager, was able to hand out unwrapped presents to those less fortunate and gave happy smiles to over 65 individuals and their families on Christmas morning. One of the largest donations for this event came from United Bikers of Northern California (UBNC) with over 200 items donated. UBNC is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization comprised of hundreds of bikers throughout the North state. They are very involved with doing charitable deeds for their communities and have a desire to help local charities. You can find more information on their website http://www.unitedbikers.org/

The room is also the home for the Shingletown Playgroup and the Raising a Reader Program which meet every Thursday from 10:00am to 12pm. Parents and children ages 0–5 can come and join in the activities with interactive play and information from “Healthy Beginnings” on nutrition and physical activity.

The Shingletown Medical Center is also very happy to announce they will be involved with the “Quality Improvement Program Peer-led Self-Management
logo-128-v2Support Group” program being sponsored by Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC). This PHC program will sponsor 10 free-to-the-public classes lasting six weeks each and will be put together by Kelly Bullan.

The first class is scheduled to begin on Friday, January 15th from 11:30am – 12:30pm and will meet each Friday for six weeks in the Wellness Center. This class will be instructed by Colleen Cambra, SMC Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Kelly Bullan, and will be a support group for “Depression and Isolation – a Journey of Hope.” The classes will focus on sharing strengths and gifts, challenges and circumstances, and developing ways to self-manage feelings through open discussion, relaxation techniques and group reinforcement.

The second class “Improving your Health and Wellness through Yoga” is scheduled to begin on Thursday, January 21st from 2:45pm – 3:45pm in the Wellness Center and will be instructed by Kelly Bullan. Kelly is a competitive athlete and has run 15 full marathons and teaches fitness courses consisting of core strengthening, nutrition, meal preparation and goal setting. This yoga class will focus on flexibility, balance, coordination and the importance of healthy nutrition and water intake. Through these classes you will learn ways to improve your overall health and various ways to decrease stress and anxiety.

A third class, Movement Matters, is taught by Jen Ocea, Modern Dance Teacher/ Movement Specialist. This inspiring class is designed to introduce clients suffering from stiffness and fatigue, to several styles of gentle movement. The movement is slow, controlled and meditative, enabling the client to gain strength, balance and flexibility while obtaining knowledge of body consciousness. This class will begin on Thursday, January 21st from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

For further information on the SMC Wellness Center and to sign-up for the above reference classes please contact Kelly Bullan at 530-474-3390 ext. 306.