Welcome to our Health Matters Program!

Health Matters is a mind and body wellness program developed by AHM’s Leadership, Mental Health, and Prevention Team and funded by the Cigna Corporation. Residents of all ages from Andover, Hebron, Marlborough, and Columbia are invited to participate.

AHM and the Cigna Corporation believe participation in healthy programming is the best way to reduce risk factors for mental illness and substance abuse in youth, families, and our communities. We are very fortunate to have received grant funding to provide this level of programming.

AHM is planning on offering in-person programming beginning in May and June in our beautiful new Wellness Room. A calendar of activities will be offered with an a la carte registration so residents can choose activities to fit their interests and schedule. Out of an abundance of caution a strict COVID Protocol will be followed to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. Like us on Facebook and Instagram or check back for calendar updates!

In the interim, to stay active and reduce stress, you are invited to utilize the following FREE resources and activities: Zumba® and Self Care Video Library below!

Join us for a FREE Sunday Zumba® class!

AHM is offering a free Family Zumba® class to community members aged 14 & up, every Sunday from 9:30-10:15am! Attendees will have the opportunity to invest in their well-being through these active, fun classes designed to engage families in fitness. Zumba® takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercises in disguise. Super effective? ✔️ Super fun? ✔️ and ✔️. Led by Tressa Giordano, AHM Executive Director.

Zoom Meeting ID: 874 6193 4504, Passcode: 577053

For inquiries or more information, please contact Jennifer Boehler, Health Matters Coordinator, at 860-228-9488, x31 or email JenniferB@ahmyouth.org.

AHM offers Free Self-care Video Library

This FREE on-line video library is open to residents of all ages in the towns of Andover, Hebron, Marlborough and Columbia. As a special exception due to the increased mental health needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AHM is inviting neighboring CT communities to also view this video library which is funded by a grant from the CIGNA Foundation.

This video library below can also be watched on our AHM Youtube playlist “Health Matters Self-Care Video Library”

Movement

Self Care, Nutrition & Art

Eat Healthy-Eat Local

Health Matters Phase Descriptions

Mini-Workshops that took place during December 2020!

Health Matters Program Descriptions – Phase 1 – The Self

This session took place during the months of August through October 2020. These sessions may get repeated at a later date so check back often for updates. Please contact Jennifer Boehler, Health Matters Coordinator, at 860-228-9488, x31 or JenniferB@ahmyouth.org with questions or inquiries.

Scroll down for our video collection from Phase 1: the Self

Health Matters Program brought to our community by a Cigna Foundation Grant and AHM Youth & Family Services.

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Jennifer Boehler, Health Matters Program Coordinator, at 860-228-9488 x31 or email JenniferB@ahmyouth.org.

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