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Wellness Programming Highlight: Critical Service Workers

David Stubbs

Essential programming that stayed strong through our Bridge the Gap program and continues into the rest of 2023 includes wellness and educational experiences, as well as offering affordable experiences through Astoria’s Access Fund. Through this work, we have made essential partnerships, offering complimentary hot springs experiences to those facing financial and social barriers.

 Additionally, we launched special, free wellness programs exclusively for our local critical service workers. These essential members of our community have faced extreme stress in the last several years. Astoria Park Conservancy is harnessing the power of our unique mineral waters to ensure they are better equipped to recharge and rest. We want to provide them with an opportunity to tackle the critical challenges they face every day for the betterment of our community.This program was funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

Testimonials from Critical Staff:

“After a week of helping with our community’s stresses, an afternoon of meditation and soaking during a gently falling snow shower was enchanting. My physical pains dissolved as my mind opened to the extraordinary beauty of the snowy mountains surrounding us.”

– Steve Deutsch, Mountain House/JHCCC

“I am so grateful to be able to enjoy my experience at Astoria Hot Spring last weekend. Starting the session with a guided meditation opened my heart and mind to be able to really relax and rejuvenate as I soaked in the beautiful setting.”

-Reanna New, Senior Center of Jackson Hole

“It was awesome to be able to go to Astoria! The water was so warm! It was a fantastic view and I really enjoyed it!”

-James, Red Top Meadows student

“It was really cool to get a chance to do something special like this with our kids. Those that earned this opportunity really enjoyed themselves and were excited to be there. Having opportunities for special trips off campus really helps our kids stay motivated and engaged in their therapeutic programs.”

-Ted, Red Top Meadows staff