• Wellness Made Easy Library Collection

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    September 4, 2019 (Salisbury, MD)

    United Way, PRMC & Wicomico Public Library Reveal Wellness Made Easy Library Collections Wellness Made Easy is a health literacy collaboration between Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), Salisbury University’s Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON), United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES) and Wicomico Public Libraries aimed to help access, process and understand health information so individuals can make informed health decisions and achieve optimal health for themselves and their families.

    As a part of the Wellness Made Easy program, The Wicomico Public Libraries, in conjunction with PRMC and UWLES, is proud to announce the new Wellness Made Easy library collection. The collection’s books and DVDs are designed to meet the diverse needs of those seeking additional information about their own or a loved one’s health. Moreover, this initiative’s goal is to increase health literacy across the Lower Shore. Library staff selected the initial resources, but the public is encouraged to suggest additional materials in an effort to make this as comprehensive and inclusive as possible. Patrons can find this highlighted collection on a four-sided red rack in the Downtown Library’s upper lobby from September 2019 through March 2020 and in its permanent location in the adult department. Pittsville and Centre branch users will also find similar resources at those locations. Please stop by and check them out! Additionally, Wicomico Public Libraries is helping to facilitate expanding the collection to the public libraries in Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties.

    For more information about Wellness Made Easy, please contact Program Coordinator Tracy Ritter at tracy@uwles.org or 410-742-5143.

    Community organizations collaborating on the Wellness Made Easy initiative came together at the Wicomico Public Libraries’ Downtown Branch to launch the Wellness Made Easy Library Collection. This collection features books and DVDs for all ages on a variety of different health and wellness topics. Each of the three library branches (Downtown, Centre and Pittsville) will host a copy of the collection, and they will be available to checkout throughout the four counties of the Lower Eastern Shore.

    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, now in its 75th year, serves all communities in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. United Way helps Lower Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. United Way collaborates with organizations and stakeholders to strengthen our community, and currently provides over $1.6 million in support of 80 programs and community initiatives, impacting 1 in every 3 individuals on the Lower Shore.