Welcome to Well Community!
Well Community is an online news magazine and discussion forum specifically focused on health and wellness in these North side of Chicago neighborhoods. It’s a place for you to stay informed, connect with neighbors, and hopefully take away some useful tips and information to improve your own health and wellness.
As those who live here know, our neighborhoods are very community focused despite being part of the big city — and so is Well Community. We provide:
But we’re not just a place to learn about health and wellness in the neighborhood, we’re a place to talk about it. Here’s how you can get involved, further your connection with your neighbors and dig deeper into the topics you’re interested in:
New content will be posted various times throughout the week in keeping with our timely news focus, so be sure to check back regularly! In the meantime, please add us to your list of sites to check, click around to get to know us better, and let us know what topics you’re interested in here.
A little background
Well Community is published by Swedish Covenant Hospital and Galter LifeCenter, two of the largest providers of health care and wellness services in our coverage area, as an extension of their mission to improve the health and wellness of our community. Well Community works under the philosophy that being informed and connecting with the community are among the first steps toward healthy lifestyles and prevention.
Well Community is the evolution of a similar publication Swedish Covenant Hospital began producing in 2007: Well magazine. Well was a quarterly health and wellness magazine provided to 20,000 women in the community to replace the hospital-focused “newsletter” with a more relevant resource. The magazine received great feedback from readers, who said they appreciated the useful tips, insightful community member profiles, and especially the North side of Chicago focus.
It was the combination of the magazine’s success, new online interactive capabilities and feedback from more than three dozen women in the community via focus groups that brought forth the new and improved Well magazine: Well Community.
So click around, check us out, and join in. We hope you enjoy becoming part of the community!