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12 Apr

UHN Wellness Center Launched to Support Tribal Members with Healthy Lifestyles

Posted by United Houma Nation on Sunday, April 12, 2015

The United Houma Nation's Vocational Rehabilitation and Diabetes Programs have joined efforts to open a weekly drop in Wellness Center for Tribal Citizens and their spouses.  The intent of the Center is to assist and support the community overall in embracing the changes needed to live healthier lives.  The Ribbon Cutting, which took place April 7, 2015, is intended to launch a holistic, community-based center that provides ongoing general health monitoring and relaxation opportunities to support individuals in the process of change.  

Who should visit the Wellness Center?  If you are a tribal citizen or the spouse of a tribal citizen who is concerned about your health and are looking for a supportive environment to help you while you make the changes necessary to live a healthier life, you should attend the Wellness Center.  Additionally, if you are a person with a disability that is ready to make positive changes in your life including work or if you are living with diabetes and seeking support to better manage your condition, the Wellness Center is for you. 

The Center provides regular screenings and follow-up every Tuesday so that participants can track their health progress.  The Center is open every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm.  Participants must be tribal citizens and their spouses.  The services include:

  • Weight tracking and monitoring

  • Blood pressure screening

  • Annual cholesterol and blood glucose screening for all participants

  • Weekly blood glucose screening for individuals living with diabetes

  • Accudetox Acupuncture to detox the body as well as relieve stress and anxiety

  • Ionic Foot Detox to naturally purge the body of impurities and promote better health

  • Aromatherapy to improve mood and promote relaxation

The Center serves individuals on a first come, first serve basis and allows the opportunity for participants to work on setting health goals.  "The idea behind the Center is to approach health at the community level and create a supportive environment for our people to support one another in living healthier lives and helping one another in making changes," explains Lanor Curole, Director of Programs at the United Houma Nation.  There is no cost to participate; however, donations are appreciated to help replenish supplies for attendees.

For more information, please call (985)223-3093.