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Wellness Wednesdays webinar series offers strategies to promote mental and physical wellbeing

COOK COUNTY, Ill. – The need to take care of one’s physical and mental health is being increasingly recognized in light of the current pandemic. Acknowledging the growing demand to provide communities with tools and strategies to address mental and physical wellbeing, the University of Illinois Extension community health team in Cook County presents the Wellness Wednesdays webinar series.

Through the six-session biweekly series, the community health team strives to promote self-care as a means to address mental and physical wellness. Each session will help participants understand how the environment that surrounds them and the choices they make can influence their wellbeing. The community health team is excited to provide this series and help participants learn about overall mental wellbeing, seasonal affective disorder, stress, mindful eating, self-compassion, and sleep.   

The series will take place from 9:15 to 10 a.m. via Zoom every other Wednesday beginning on February 10, 2021. Registration for the free Wellness Wednesdays series is now open at

      February 10, 2021   Mental Health for Overall Wellbeing 

      February 24, 2021  Seasonal Affective Disorder: Beyond the Winter Blues

      March 10, 2021        Stress and Your Health

      March 24, 2021       Mindful Eating

      April 7, 2021             Self-Compassion: Treat Yourself with Kindness 

      April 21, 2021           Sleep: Recharge, Refresh, Reenergize 

The series stays on track with the community health team’s goal to expand virtual programming to Cook County residents as all face to face programming is halted because of the pandemic.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you will need reasonable accommodation to participate, please email Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

SOURCE: Community Health Team with University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

WRITER: Veronica Aranda, Community Health Extension Educator, University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

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