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Community Wellness Coalition


The coalition's origin

The coalition was originally known as the Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) Wellness Center. It was created to expand the health and welfare efforts of the church's Home Missions Committee. The Wellness Center emphasized healthy life styles within families and the community. A grant from the Mary Washington Foundation was one of the major sources of funding for those early initiatives.

Later, additional churches and community groups joined the effort, and the name was accordingly changed to the Community Wellness Coalition. Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) continues to play a major role with the other coalition partners.

Wellness and prevention for all ages

The Community Wellness Coalition stresses wellness and prevention, The coalition provides educational sessions plus activities to advance these goals.

During 2013, the coalition focused on awareness programs designed to benefit our community's children, teens, adults, and seniors. The coalition also continued to participate in the "Buddy Program" at local schools.

Obesity and health

During 2013, the coalition also directed some of its efforts toward one of the major problems affecting our health today: obesity.

Some of the activities associated with conquering childhood obesity include understanding food labels, making healthy choices, identifying hidden sugars in foods, the relationship between physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight, the relationship between food and disease, cooking healthy meals in 45 minutes or less, and the relationship between a healthy state of mind and weight, plus an exercise program. (Turn off the television, computers, and games­—and "let's move!")

Some things everyone should know

The Community Wellness Coalition recommends that everyone know their fasting glucose levels, cholesterol (HDL & LDL), blood pressure, and family history of medical diseases.


>>  Coalition partners

Arm of the Lord Ministries, Faith & Power Ministries, Grace Redemption Church, Mt. Zion Cathedral, Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), Mayfield Civic Association

>>  Committee meetings

First Thursday of each month at 12 noon in the library at Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site)

>>  Convener

Marva L. Moore of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), whom you can reach by phone at 540.693.5515 or 301.346.2270 or by e-mail at this address: wellness@shiloholdsite.org





Shiloh Old Site's own Community Wellness Coalition, along with the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, is offering a free training program on "Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences," from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The program will help participants understand and respond to the ways in which abuse or neglect in childhood can increase mental and physical health challenges later in life.

The program will include a free lunch. All are welcome, but advance registration is encouraged. The program will be especially beneficial to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, grandparents, ministers, youth leaders—and anyone who cares deeply about this issue.

To aid in planning enough food for the lunch, please sign up if possible on the sign-up sheet in the lobby at Shiloh Old Site. Or contact Marva Moore by email or by phone at 301.346.2270.



Photo albums

View photos from our 2015 youth golf camp

This past summer, our Community Wellness Coalition once again offered its summer golf camp for youth ages 6 through 17. The camp ran for 2-1/2 hours each morning, and it was offered on two different weeks during the summer.

You can view an album of photos taken during the camp by clicking here.


Helpful reading

High blood pressure in children (age 3 and up)

// Click here to view a report on some of the things that can be done to counteract and also prevent high blood pressure in children, including a report on an educational effort undertaken by the Community Wellness Coalition during the summer of 2013.

Colon cancer and African Americans

// Click here to view Colon cancer screening and African Americans (an easy-reading summary of key facts by Dr. Allan Hardy)