New SCALE Program

For Immediate Release

August 5, 2019

Somerset Media Contact:                                                                 Wicomico Media Contact:

Sharon Lynch                                                                                    Jennifer Johnson                      443.523.1700                                                                                     410-251-5379                        sharon.lynch@maryland.gov                                               jenniferl.johnson@Maryland.gov                                                  

                          NEW WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM COMING TO THE LOWER SHORE

Westover, Md. – Somerset and Wicomico County Health Departments are offering a free evidenced-based weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity program for women and children called ‘SCALE (Sustainable Change and Lifestyle Enhancement) for Families’. The program is open to women ages 18 to 55, and their children ages 7 to17.

In a group setting, health coaches will guide participants through healthy eating and physical activity education and activities to achieve sustained weight loss and healthy lifestyle habits. The program will also include special group exercise, cooking demonstrations, grocery store tours, and more.

The program will run for 12-weeks until the first week of December. In Somerset County, meetings will be held on Tuesdays starting September 10th 5:30pm-6:30pm at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Richard Henson Center, 30690 University Blvd. South, Princess Anne, MD 21853. In Wicomico County, meetings will be held on Thursdays starting September 12th 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA 715 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD. 

For full eligibility requirements and to enroll please call your respective health department: Somerset County Health Department at (443) 523-1700 or Wicomico County Health Department at (410) 334-3480.

SCALE for Families is a collaborative effort between Somerset and Wicomico County Health Departments. Funding for this program is made possible from the Maryland Community Health Resource Commission.

 

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