The Wellness Program at Crossroads Clubhouse has three major areas of focus: health and wellness, the gardens, and the meal program.
Health & Wellness
The Clubhouse staff provides individual wellness supports and complete wellness progress notes that include healthy goal settings with measureable outcomes. The wellness program also provides access to transitional wellness, memberships to the YMCA, and promotes healthy choices. The wellness program also serves daily well balanced nutritious meals, offers support for members who wish to quit smoking, and provides weekly Wellness Tips and educational information. The clubhouse holds a weekly meeting, Thursdays at 1:30 to discuss wellness and gardening. There is also a wellness trip to the YMCA every Monday and Wednesday at 2:15 pm.
Crossroads has a thriving garden program in which members can work side-by-side to plan, prepare, plant, tend, and harvest large vegetable and herb gardens. This provides an opportunity for fun physical activity outside traditional exercise. The clubhouse holds a weekly meeting to discuss garden progress in conjunction with the Thursday wellness meetings. There is a weekly garden hour scheduled at 2:00 on Friday afternoons as well as other scheduled exciting garden activities which include mowing, edging, grounds upkeep, watering, and composting. The Clubhouse also works with other Tulsa agencies to collaborate with Master Gardeners.
A very important and relatively easy addition to ones wellness program is a healthier diet. Crossroads Clubhouse works hard to provide healthy meal options for every meal of the day, Monday through Friday. Crossroads also seeks to teach members healthier ways to shop for and prepare meals. There are many opportunities daily to take part in the planning, shopping, and preparation of healthy meals. The clubhouse members and staff work hard to ensure that our healthy meals are not only nutritional but tasty and fun to make.
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I’ve been a member of Crossroads for four years now and have been taking an active roll in our wellness program through gardening, mowing the lawn, going to the gym, and taking part in the meal program. I recently established a goal to drop thirty pounds and am well on my way, having already lost ten. Through the nutritional meal program I have enjoyed trying many new healthy food combinations. I especially like that the meals which include lots of fruits and salads. I look forward to meeting my goals and establishing new ones in the future.