December 12, 2017 - We were honored to be invited to the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY for their "Strengthening Communities Summit" in May. 18 individuals attended on behalf of Reliance Health, to strategize about our overall wellness plan. The time was spent strengthening relationships, discovering passions, and creating goals. One attendee stated "Omega was a powerful experience where we were graciously given the opportunity to work on our Reliance Health programming as it related to wellness, but also bettering ourselves during the process. Each day we were offered yoga, tai chi, or medication to start the day! Also, we were provided wonderful facilitators with various ‘wellness focused’ backgrounds to help guide us along our beautiful Omega adventure together". During our retreat we not only achieved our goal, we exceeded all of our expectations! We developed a plan to host a Wellness Retreat that recreated our Omega Institute experience for the individuals we serve. We hosted the retreat at the McPherson Outdoor Education Center in September. Both community practitioners and agency employees provided participants with opportunities to learn about a variety of holistic services. Zumba, tai chi, meditation, guided hikes, reiki, reflexology, plein air painting, were just some of the over twenty wellness activities that were available at the event. Participants also enjoyed an Omega inspired salad bar featuring healthy, seasonal foods.
The Omega retreat was truly transformative. We are confident that the impact of the retreat will continue to influence Reliance Health wellness activities for years to come.
Omega wrote an article about Reliance Health for their website, highlighting our focus on wellness and person-centered services. Click on the picture below to access the article. Take a minute to explore Omega's website while you're there!