The GFWC Health and Wellness Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well being of individuals, families, and communities. To improve our well being, we must address three key components: 1) Nutrition, 2) Disease prevention, and 3) Physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas. The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” Wellness has been described as an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. Consider projects that address issues that promote healthy lifestyles, and mental health awareness.
1937 – Endorsed and supported passage of the Social Security Act and introduced Child Labor Act.
1949 – Children’s Clothing Closet adopted as State Junior Project in conjunction with the State Board of Public Welfare.
1986 – The Alzheimer’s Disease Special Project raised $10,000 for research for the Duke Medical Center.
1990 – Clubwomen Against Narcotics Special Project increases advocacy in the fight against drugs.
1998 – Special aid given to victims across the state and country from floods following Hurricane Floyd.