Women’S Wellness Forum Is A Time Of Renewal


Spring is just around the corner and already you can see a renewal rustling beneath the dead of winter — daffodils shooting up through a crusty patch of snow clinging in the shadows.

Women of the Rim Country have a chance to renew themselves with the 13th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum — “It’s Not Rocket Science” — from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12 at Payson High School.

Registration is only $10 and scholarships are available to help cover the cost. For information on registering and scholarships, call (928) 472-2588.

The keynote speaker is Elaine Lundberg; her topic: Laughter — The Duct Tape That Can Help Hold You Together.

Lundberg is an internationally renowned humor therapist. For more than two decades, she has been speaking on positive humor and stress management. She will make her presentation from about 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The day’s schedule kicks off with a chance to get the blood pumping between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. with Zumba or tai chi/qigong.

Participants will then check in and can enjoy a continental breakfast, courtesy of Vita-Mart, from 7:15 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. in the lobby of the PHS auditorium.

Following Lundberg’s program, participants can choose three of several breakout sessions taking place from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the choices are: Stretch To Energize — Nina Ray; Zumba Gold  — Christy Walton; Protect Your Skin — Peter Zonakis, MD; Tiny Astronauts — Matilda Garcia, MD; Headaches In Women — John LaWall, MD; Breast Health Awareness — Sharon Carlson; Brain Gym — Christina Whitehawk; Reaching Across The Generations — Jeri Byrne; Fuel Your Body With Healthy Meals — Christine Bollier; Insurance, Got A Problem? — Cassandra Derocher; Healthcare Reform, Local Solutions — Pat Evans, MD; How To Be Your )wn Health Advocate — Maria Fasano, RN.


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