Hospitals and YMCA launch partnership

Western Connecticut Health Network and the Riverbrook Regional YMCA have teamed up to launch the Healthy Living Partnership to promote health and wellness programs in the community. The partnership, supported by community philanthropy, aims to deliver community-based health and wellness services through supportive lifestyle changes.
The Healthy Living Partnership integrates registered nurse Ellen Ryan who will serve as a wellness coach at Riverbrook’s Wilton location. She will guide community members through the numerous chronic disease management programs now being offered at the YMCA and will also serve as a health coach for YMCA members, promoting healthy lifestyles, good nutrition, physical activity and disease prevention.
Preventive screenings and chronic disease management programs focus on diabetes, cancer, fitness, cardiac care, blood pressure, weight management, balance, and smoking cessation.
Information: Wellness Coach Program Line, 203-762-8384, ext. 209;; Riverbrook Y Health & Wellness Director MaryAnn Genuario, 203-762-8384, ext. 282 or