Wellness Services & Events

Centra Wellness Network believes that wellness is an important component of a person's ability to live a healthy and meaningful life in the community in general and of a person’s ability to recover from a mental health condition in particular. Therefore, we promote wellness related activities for the individuals and families that we serve, for the community at large, and for our own employees. We offer a number of innovative practices and resources with this as a goal.

We provide the following programs for opportunities to learn, engage, and expand health and wellness:

Pathways Workshops:  6-Week workshop to a healthier life for anyone dealing with chronic conditions or their caregivers.
Carolyn Pifer 231-882-2141

WRAP & Mental Health Recovery:  8-Week workshop provided by Peer Support Specialists.   
Carolyn Pifer 231-882-2141

Pathways to Recovery:  A 1-year program of support for those recovering from mental illness
Carolyn Pifer 231-882-2141

Smoking Cessation:  8 workshops over 7 weeks designed by American Lung Association  
Carolyn Pifer 231-882-2141


Community Garden: Garden in raised beds
Kevin Summers 609-405-9156

Connect to a wellness facility:
Get plugged into a wellness facility for physical fitness.  Discounted Health Club memberships & incentives may be available to qualified individuals:

Manistee Health Connection

Betsy Hosick Health and Fitness Center

Crystal Mountain Spa & Fitness

West Shore Community College Wellness Center

Wellness News:

Check out these excellent resources on disease prevention and health promotion from reputable experts.

Manistee's favorite son, Brandon Seng, featured in Coming Home to Cook in"Edible Grand Traverse." Brandon has been working with customers of Centra Wellness to teach cooking and nutrition skills. Tuesdays have become a popular day for his event. Congratulations, Brandon. Read the article here.

Learn more about mental health topics such as Prevention of Substance Abuse & Mental Illness, Suicide Prevention, Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Information and many other topics from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA):

Explore evidence and information from clinical experts about current medical information and news on health topics form the Mayo Clinic. Disease & conditions, Symptom Checker, Drugs & supplements and much more are available at:

Find clinical trials, information on health A-Z,, Newsletters & Feeds at the National Institute of Health (NIH):

Are you traveling out of the country, need vaccinations, wondering about environmental health issues? Visit Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to find more information:

Discover how to reduce death related to heart disease and to prepare for emergencies at the American Heart Association (AHA):