2010 Workshop Descriptions

  • Nutrition on the Run

    Diane Wagoner, MS, RD, LDN, IUP
    (9:00–10:00 a.m. and 1:00–2:00 p.m.)
    Learn more about eating well on the run! Whether eating in or eating out, learn about simple realistic tips that help you to fit easy, good-tasting food into your busy lifestyle. Smart choices are everywhere!

    From Babies to Boomers and Beyond

    Ms. Alicia Pearce, RN, VNA
    Ms. Sarah Jones, RN, WCCC Nursing Instructor
    Mrs. LuAnn Neale, RN, MSN, CPNCP
    (9:00-10:00 a.m.)
    For most women, taking care of a loved one is second nature. This session will address providing care for loved ones from babies to elderly.  A panel of wonderful women will share their experience and motivate and encourage you as you meet the needs of those from babies to boomers.

    Résumé Write

    Malaika Turner, Assistant Director of Residence Life
    (9:00–10:00 a.m. and 2:10–3:10 p.m.)
    In this session, we will discuss how you can resume or restart your “passion” career the “write” way. We will look at creative ways to re-write/design your current résumés so that you are marketable to enter the field of your passion. You will be motivated, energized, and awakened by the tips and suggestions.

    The Next Glass Ceiling:  Women and Retirement

    Timothy Buggy, AXA
    (10:10–11:10 a.m. and 1:00–2:00 p.m.)
    Timothy P. Buggy is a registered representative and investment advisor representative who offers securities and investment advisory services through AXA Advisors, LLC. In his workshop, Buggy will offer tips designed specifically for women on taking steps to secure a more comfortable retirement. In addition, he will dispel the financial myths that prevent you from achieving your retirement goals, discuss some of your planning options, and provide information on what you can do to help enhance and protect your assets.

    Volunteer Opportunities Panel

    (10:10–11:10 a.m. and 1:00–2:00 p.m.)
    If you have a heart to serve but just aren’t sure where or how to do it, this is the workshop for you! We’ve gathered together a diverse group of women to talk briefly about their organizations, what they’re looking for in a volunteer, and the various volunteer opportunities available. Come and learn more about knitting baby dolls for children in Third World countries, offering real support to grieving families, sharing your talents at a local animal shelter, or giving the gift of companionship as a hospice volunteer.

    Yoga and Stress Relief and Natural Healing

    Jan Baker and Jill M. Fiore
    (10:10–11:10 a.m. and 2:10–3:10 p.m.)
    Yoga has been practiced for millennia to enhance both physical and mental well-being. Join Jan Baker and Jill Fiore, owner of Sunflower Yoga Studio, and learn how yoga can help reduce stress and remedy physical problems such as fatigue, back pain, indigestion, and headaches.  Take time for yourself and discover the healing power of yoga and the rewards it can bring to your life!

    Women’s Health Issues–Taking Care of Yourself

    Susan Majoris, RN, Women’s Health Care Navigator, IRMC
    Dr. Veronica Dorsch, Medical Staff, Plumville Medical Center
    Malinda Cowles, Project Director, The Haven Project, Center for Health and Well-Being
    (2:10–3:10 p.m.)
    This presentation will discuss three areas of women’s health issues/topics. Majoris will have a discussion about breast health, common everyday products, and the environmental factors that are linked to breast cancer. We will also discuss the importance of yearly obstetrics exams and changes that occur in women as they age. Dorsch will talk about health-related factors that afflict women and how exercise and diet can help reduce or diminish them. Cowles will discuss women’s safety tips and how to help someone who may be affected by violence or abuse.