Thundermist Introduces Rainbow Wellness Program
by Lauren Nocera
Building on its successful Trans* Wellness Program, Thundermist Health Center’s new Rainbow Wellness Program will expand wellness offerings to the broader LGBTQ+ community. The program was developed in response to feedback from the community and evidence that members of the LGBTQ+ community, especially those who are older or living with disabilities, are more likely to be socially isolated or suffering the effects of behavioral health conditions, such as depression. “I have felt welcomed and included when attending past events. The activities give me a chance to meet new people I identify with. I have fun, get out of the house, and might even move my body,” said a regular participant of previous Trans* Wellness events.
The program is funded by the Rhode Island Executive Office of
Health and Human Services and will offer a wide variety of free, fun programs and events focusing on both physical and mental wellness. The program kicks off on June 6 with a free visit to the Roger Williams Botanical Center for a tour and lunch. For more information on the Rainbow Wellness Program or to sign up for the Botanical Center event, please contact Lauren Nocera at 767-4100 ext. 3066 or email LaurenN@ ThundermistHealth.org.