Valley Medical Center’s GLOW program, which is a wellness program inspired by women, designed by women and for women — celebrated its fifth anniversary this week with the GLOW Fifth Anniversary Gala at the Museum of Flight, with keynote speaker Susan Mann. The GLOW program was developed by a group of passionate women at the medical center who believed in wellness and the importance of focusing on wellness rather than just sickness, as women are often the decision-makers for their families, in addition to themselves.
Membership in the program is free, and members receive educational resources including bimonthly events and seminars focused on raising awareness and having fun, with topics that encompass physical, spiritual, emotional and personal well-being.
Also, the GLOW blog includes health news covering topics such as heart disease, cancer, parenting adolescent girls, women’s health, nutrition, how to grocery shop and even New Year resolutions. Each year, members are invited to an exclusive spa day that includes massages, yoga, soothing teas, and health and wellness information.
Each year’s gala focuses on an inspirational topic, and the theme of this year’s event was “living brave.” Specifically, this included how to take struggles and transform them into courage, along with specific steps for how to make positive life changes.
Health care providers are increasingly focusing on wellness and prevention, working to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, which leads to lower costs and a healthier community. Encouraging health and well-being is of particular importance as WSHA recognizes National Heart Month. Click here to see a feature on New Day Northwest about the anniversary celebration, and click here to learn more about the GLOW program, including information about how to sign up. (Tim Pfarr)