The EECM Community Stress Center was created to improve the well-being of people who live in and around the East End by offering services to reduce stress and maintain physical and mental health. The Community Stress Center is now open every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-4 p.m. in East Liberty Presbyterian Church (116 S. Highland Ave.). Health and wellness screenings will be offered every time the Center is open. Attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

Here’s the Stress Center calendar for March:

  • Tuesday 3/8 1-2 p.m.: Discover the fun and reward of hula hooping! Stefanie Mosier will conduct a class on the fundamentals of hoop dance. Hoops will be provided.
  • Thursday 3/17 1-3 p.m.: Paula Martin, MS, RD, LDN will discuss “The What, the Why and the How of Food and Mood.” Learn how stress affects hunger, appetite, and weight gain.
  • Thursday 3/24: Participate in a progressive muscle relaxation session. Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a brief way to help reduce and cope with daily stress through proper breathing and releasing muscle tension. Sessions will be offered at 1, 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m.