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    Let's face it ... we lead busy lives. All that hustle and bustle can lead to a buildup of stress, a little at a time. Stress can have adverse effects of our health from digestive issues and stress cardiovascular muscles to sleepless nights and even increased self-doubt. So this year, we're focusing our Day for Women event on addressing the sources of stress and learning ways to reducing the effects of stress on our physicial and emotional health. JOIN US! 

    When/Where
    April 12, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Hancock High School 

    Cost
    $25 

    Screenings
    Full Cholesterol Panel (cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides), Blood Glucose, Blood Pressure, Bone Density and Vitamin D 

    Preview of the Day
    7:30 a.m.         Registration, Breakfast, Screenings, Visit Vendors
    9 a.m.              Opening, Welcome Message
    9:15 a.m.         Keynote
    10:15 a.m.       Breakout Session 1
    11:15 a.m.       Breakout Session 2
    12 p.m.            Lunch, Visit Vendors
    1 p.m.              Results Presentation
    1:30 p.m.         Closing, Raffle 

    Presentations, Speakers & Descriptions 

    Keynote (9:15am) 

    The Art of Unconditional Self-Care – Mercedes Turino, Holistic Health Coach
    A user's guide to accessing the power of intuition.
     

    Breakout Session 1 (10:15am) 

    Tai Chi for Strength – Darlene Basto
    A body-mind-breathing exercise that leads to increased vitality, focus and core strength. Used by athletes, executives and others to help increase their performance. Also, great method for reducing stress. This session is accessible and effective.

    Mindful Movements for Stress Reduction – Rhiannon Schmidt, RN, BSN
    Learn 10 easy-to-master movements based on yoga and tai chi that can be practiced daily to reduce mental, physical and emotional stress. Tich Nhat Hahn, a Buddhist monk and world-renowned Mindfulness author, designed these movements. People of all ages and body types can perform the moves.

    FUNctional Fitness – Susan Rosemurgy, Exercise Specialist
    Participate in this socially interactive class designed to maintain, and improve a daily active lifestyle. Designed for all activity levels.  

    Diabetes and Stress – Kelly Aho, Health Education RN
    Learn how stress can affect diabetes from Portage Health’s expert on all things diabetes. Kelly is a registered nurse and diabetes educator. This knowledge will benefit those living with diabetes, classified as pre-diabetic and those who care for someone with diabetes.  

    Stress and Digestive Health: What Your Gut is Telling You – Jill Kalcich, M.D., Keweenaw Holistic Family Medicine
    For many people, their favorite way of coping through stressful situations is to eat more. This breakout session will focus on how stress impacts the digestive system, and help participants find ways to counteract that.  

    Ear Acupuncture – Marcie Wittla, Licensed Acupuncturist
    Learn how ear acupuncture can be an effective treatment for overall wellness and stress relieve. Self-treatment techniques will be reviewed, and there will be hands-on demonstrations.  

    Breakout Session 2 (11:15pm) 

    Yoga – Susan Rosemurgy, Exercise Specialist
    Yoga creates a stronger and leaner body, better posture, improved concentration, reduced stress, reduced tension, and a higher level of fitness. This class will provide an introduction and instruction to yoga.  

    Mindful Movements for Stress Reduction – Rhiannon Schmidt, RN, BSN
    Learn 10 easy-to-master movements based on yoga and tai chi that can be practiced daily to reduce mental, physical and emotional stress. Tich Nhat Hahn, a Buddhist monk and world-renowned Mindfulness author, designed these movements. People of all ages and body types can perform the moves. 

    Healing Touch – Alecyn Sintowski, RN, and Cathy Lucchesi, Healing Touch Practitioners
    Mind Clearing is a technique used in Healing Touch to promote energy flow and relaxation. The main goal of this procedure is to clear the mind, allowing the person to reach a state of peacefulness. It can be used anytime to assist a person in mental or emotional stress. Learn how the technique can be used in your everyday life. 

    Stress and the Power of Food Kelsae Eliszewski, Registered Dietician
    Do you tend to grab unhealthy comfort foods during stressful times? Did you know there are certain foods that can help relieve stress and anxiety? Find out which foods are helpful and which foods to avoid while stressed.  

    Enhancing Heart Health – Greg Scharf, CES
    You can reduce your risk of heart attack by 90 percent by focusing on nine factors. You’ll be introduced to these factors, and learn what you can do to maximize your heart heath during this breakout session.  

    Results Presentation (1 p.m.) 

    What Your Numbers Mean – Melissa Vertin, PA
    Results from the tests you took when you first arrive will be available, and family medicine provider Melissa Vertin will talk about what those test results mean. She will go through the highs and lows of each test to help you understand where you’re at in your health.  

    Vendors
    Over 25 area services and shops will be set up for you to browse and sample, some at additional cost during break times. Examples include Arbonne, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Gifts and much more. 

    Massage
    Free massages will be available. 

    Food
    Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

    Giveaway/Raffle
    A raffle will conclude the event, with all participants eligible to win great prizes.

    Questions
    Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have! (906) 483-1153 or aluskin@portagehealth.org 

HANCOCK 

500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000

HOUGHTON 

921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Express Care 

LAKE LINDEN 

945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030

ONTONAGON 

751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120

UNIVERSITY CENTER 

600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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