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Welcome to the Wellness Coalition of Taylor County. WCTC is committed to forming partnerships with community organizations, and businesses to develop, support, and integrate new and existing wellness initiatives.

Mission

The Wellness Coalition of Taylor County initiates, supports, and promotes a healthy lifestyle for individuals, families, and communities.

Vision

Eat Better

Learn how to improve your health through nutrition.

Click here to view Square Foot Gardening presentation

Feel Better

Keep moving with activities. Evidence-based fitness programs.

Work Better

Work site wellness resources and education to make your work site a healthier place to work.

Download the Wellness Coalition of Taylor County brochure here.

Monthly Wellness Tips

The Taylor County Wellness Coalition, a Healthy People Taylor County action group, is partnering with WKEB Radio to broadcast healthy news and information tips every month.

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What triggers your urge to drink? If certain people or places make you drink, try to avoid them. If drinking at home, keep little or no alcohol there.
If you have counted on alcohol to make you socially comfortable, manage moods, cope with problems…how about trying physical activities to deal with your stressors.
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Thursday December 18th, 2014  ·  

In the recent Taylor County Youth Risk Survey taken at the high schools, 24.3% of male students drank alcohol before age 13.
Parents, teach your youth to know their no. Have conversations with them about your expectations regarding underage drinking.
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Thursday December 11th, 2014  ·  

December is a great time to be with family & friends. As we celebrate we must Eat Better, Feel Better and Work Better, even though the holidays are a great opportunity to have a few drinks, drinking too much increases your chances of being injured or even killed.

Binge drinking is defined as 5 or more drinks for males and 4 or more drinks for females within a short period of time.
Here’s a tip “Pace & Space” when you drink, pace yourself. Have drink spacers….ever other drink can be nonalcoholic.

In the recent Taylor County Youth Risk Survey taken at the high schools, 24.3% of male students drank alcohol before age 13.
Parents, teach your youth to know their no. Have conversations with them about your expectations regarding underage drinking.
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Thursday December 4th, 2014  ·  

November is National Caregivers Month. Here are some tips for caregivers. Changes in your attitude can relieve stress. Control your attitude. Don’t dwell on what you lack or what you can’t change. Caregiver Media Group is a leading provider of information, support and guidance for family and professional caregivers. They produce Today’s Caregiver magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers or check out their website, caregiver.com.
Caregivers of children and adults with special needs can find support from our local schools and there are many support groups throughout the county. The Autism Support Group meets the 3rd Monday of the month from 6pm til 7pm in the Public School District Office. For more information call the Medford School District Office at 748-4620
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Tuesday November 25th, 2014  ·  

November is National Caregivers Month. Care-giving for our loved ones is one of the most important and most challenging responsibilities of our lives. As we care for these people we must Eat Better, Feel Better and Work Better, the following tip can give you resources and support tips to be good caregivers.

Take care of the caregiver. Many caregivers neglect their own physical health. They ignore what is ailing them. To avoid getting sick, exercise, eat a proper diet and get regular medical exams. Taylor County Commission on Aging sponsors a monthly newsletter “Caregiver Assistance News”, It’s available by calling 748-1491.
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Wednesday November 12th, 2014  ·  

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