Poor preventive health care has created an epidemic among those with a mental illness. This trend results in a decrease in life expectancy of up to 20 years shorter than the national average. Our wellness initiative at Potential Place is commitment to deal with these chronic issues.
Recently Potential Place has made a commitment to providing an opportunity for members to address issues impacting their overall health. During this next year we have begun an initiative that will focus on assisting members with making healthier lifestyle choices that promote 1. Healthy eating strategies, 2. Healthy exercise strategies, and 3. Decreasing overall weight to prevent diabetes. Our Bistro has decided to change our choices to much healthier ones like baked goods and nutritious vs. chocolate bars, water and juices vs. soft drinks and well proportioned meals for a mere $2.00. We have inexpensive coffee and provide many opportunities for members to provide their input on what we serve and also how we shop, serve and keep our kitchen and eating area clean.