Goals of the Encore Program
Burlap and Bling
I am Ellen--daughter, sister, wife mother, grandmother, cancer survivor.
After my surgeries and treatments left me bloated, stiff, and in pain, I wanted to regain my normal life. It didn't take long to realize that what I had would never be again. My life had changed. It was a simple thing, a flier in my oncology handbook, which put me on a path leading the the YWCA Encore Program and my "New Normal."
It was a low start, but the water classes, fitness center, and networking group were the tools I needed to help me get past my diagnosis and on my way to a full recovery. My oncologist was so impressed by how quickly I was rebounding and commented that she wished that more of her patients would do what I was doing. After participating in Encore for four years, the excess weight was gone, the pain was manageable, and I have the most incredible friendships that will last my lifetime.
For more information on the Encore program,
contact Health & Wellness Director Collin Gaie
at email@example.com or 920-432-5581, ext 121.