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OCTOBER 24, 2017

Thanks to a gift from the H. Louise Ruddell Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, CHR recently launched a variety of health and wellness programs including a free class about Healthy Cooking and Nutrition that will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 11 a.m. in CHR’s flagship outpatient office on 444 Center Street in Manchester. All are welcome to attend.

CHR, the most comprehensive non-profit behavioral healthcare agency in Connecticut, is committed to sharing programming and information with the community about healthy living. The Healthy Cooking and Nutrition class will feature a presentation by Dr. Deborah Kearney, an expert in workplace safety and a certified Bikram yoga instructor, who will focus on ways to prepare healthy meals and snacks on any budget. After her presentation, Dr. Kearney will take questions from the audience and provide samples of healthy recipes.

Seating is limited for this program so please register by calling CHR at 860-730-8835.

Some of the other activities supported by the Ruddell Fund include a new weekly yoga and meditation class for CHR clients and a new exercise bike to help CHR clients improve their health.

“We are so grateful to the H. Louise Ruddell Fund for partnering with us to improve the complete health of individuals in our community,” added Heather M. Gates, President and CEO of CHR.

About the H. Louise Ruddell Charitable Fund

Since 2001, the H. Louise Ruddell Charitable Fund at the Hartford Foundation has been providing support to an array of organizations offering programs and services to the citizens of Manchester and institutions working for the prevention of cruelty to animals. This year, 17 organizations received nearly $92,000 in grants from Ruddell Fund.

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