Prevention & Wellness

prevention and wellness logoLifeWays Prevention & Wellness Team support the connection between mental health and physical health. Our wellness programs are designed around the Eight Dimensions of Wellness:


eight dimensions of wellness

  • Physical
  • Occupational
  • Spiritual
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • Social
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional

Wellness Wednesdays

This is an 8 week program that focuses on nutrition and exercise for healthy living. This class requires registration for the whole course. Weekly attendance is important for success in this program.
This program begins with an educational nutrition class followed by fitness class. Please wear or bring athletic shoes! Two different sessions will be offered. Lunch will be provided.
Classes are held at the YMCA of Jackson Downtown, 127 W. Wesley St., Jackson, MI 49201. Participants may receive prizes by attending classes. A new session will start every 4 weeks. Registration required. Must attend all 8 sessions. To register contact Chad Lige at 517-780-3380.

Stress Less Events

woman smilingCome join LifeWays in our stress less activities including arts & crafts, movie screenings and pet therapy to reduce stress. Find out how to beat stress and cope with life's difficulties. Participate in fun activities, eat healthy snacks and learn about community resources to decrease stress!
Each class is different. This is a drop-in style class. No reservations are required.

safeTALK: Suicide Prevention Training

9/13/2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: LifeWays Birch Room

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Learning goals and objectives

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

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Tobacco & You: Learn How to Quit Smoking

This 10 week drop in style group focuses on the effects of smoking to help you quit. 

Thursdays from 11 am—12 pm

LifeWays Meeting Rooms

Another 6-week group will be offered for those actively quitting smoking. This group requires registration.

For more information please contact Chad Lige at 517-780-3380

Exercise With Us

This weekly exercise group will meet in Spring, Summer and Fall throughout Jackson!


inSHAPE is an individualized wellness program. All appointments are made individually with a Wellness Coach. Through this program, individuals receive free personal training sessions, education and support to work towards healthy goals.This program is exclusively for HealthyMe participants.