The quality or state of being in good health
 especially as an actively sought goal.
Good health, as well as its appreciation and enjoyment. 
Wellness is more than a lack of disease symptoms;
it is a state of mental and physical balance and fitness.
Source: Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary 
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Agencies and Support Groups
LiveWell Luzerne County
This local initiative is part of a national program called ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health Innovation & EnVironmental Change. It is coordinated by the YMCA of Wilkes-Barre.

Employment Opportunity & Training Center (EOTC)
The EOTC is a private, nonprofit corporation that provides parent-child education and work force services in the Lackawanna County area.   Some of the Family Center and home based programs are Dads Group, the Parent-Child Home Program, School Aged Mothers Parenting Program and the Incredible Years offered in English and Spanish.  
Phone: 570-348-6484  or Email: eotc@aol.com
Holistic Moms is a nonprofit organization of families interested in holistic health and green living.
Phone: 570-269-8299 or Email
Playgroups, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Monroe County whose mission is to help develop both children and parents through educational and social programs. 
YMCA Mission:  To be an open organization that puts Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Phone: 570-342-8115
Phone: 570-823-2191
Phone: 570-421-2525
Spirit of Women
Pocono Medical Center is a member of Spirit of Women, a network of hospitals and healthcare providers that ascribe to the highest standards of excellence in women's health, education, and community outreach.
Contact: Lourdes O'Kane 570-420-5346
The Wyoming Valley Wellness Trails Partnership is a collaboration to promote active living in our Pennsylvania community: the cities, towns and countryside along the Susquehanna River from Shickshinny to the City of Pittston.   Phone: (570) 823-7000.
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Family Health and Wellness is sponsored by the Institute for Good Medicine at the Pennsylvania Medical Society.  It provides health information of particular interest to Pennsylvania residents.
Phone: 717-558-7750   Email:  Myfamilywellness@pamedsoc.org
Pennsylvania State Parks provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education.  Pennsylvania's state park system was awarded the top honor as the 2009 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Phone: 888-PA-PARKS, (888-727-2757)  Email: parkinfo@state.pa.us
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Food and nutrition information from the American Dietetic Association for the public, dietitians, students, media and health professionals.
Keep the Beat Deliciously Healthy Eating website has videos, tools, recipes, and more. Join the Healthy Eating Community. Registration is free.
Spirit of Women is a network of hospitals and healthcare providers across the United States that ascribe to the highest standards of excellence in Women's health, education, and community outreach.
Phone: 561-544-0755
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Additional Resources
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital provides a Stay Well Solutions health and wellness resource on its webpage.
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Disclaimer:  The information contained at this website is not intended to replace the care of a primary care physician, specialist, or other professional health care provider.  It is intended solely to complement  that care and is for general informational purposes only.  Any health information found on the Internet should always be discussed with your health care provider.
This page is maintained by the librarian at Pocono Medical Center, a member of the Health Information Library Network of Northeastern Pennsylvania (HILNNEP). 
Last updated: March 5, 2012