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19th Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women

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C. B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center

2328 Irene Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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19th Annual Irene W. Pennington Wellness Day for Women

Saturday, February 23, 2019

7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pennington Biomedical Research Center


FREE health and wellness screenings, exhibits, and educational sessions. This event is open to all women ages 18+.

Interested in fitness? Come dressed to participate in the morning fitness demonstration!



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:


7:30 am – 11:00 am: Check-in and On-site Registration Open


7:30 am – 12:00 pm: Health Screenings and Exhibits


7:30 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast & Coffee


8:00 am – 8:45 am: REFIT Fitness Demonstration

Provided by Woman’s Center for Wellness

REFIT combines several elements of fitness into one power-packed session. While the focus is structured around Cardio Dance movements, toning and flexibility, strength training and stretching are also incorporated into this fun workout that is great for any age or fitness level.


8:50 am – 9:00 am: Welcome and Details of the Day


9:00 am – 9:50 am: Diet and Nutrition: Myth vs. Science

Catherine Champagne, PhD, RDN, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

10:00 am – 10:50 am: 1st Breakout Session

6 presentation options (see topics below)

11:00 am – 11:50 am: 2nd Breakout Session

6 presentation options (see topics below)

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch

Note: if you have special meal requirements, please feel free to bring your own lunch

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Closing Session/Door Prizes (must be present to win)



HEALTH SCREENINGS:

  • Blood Pressure

  • Blood Glucose*

  • Body Fat

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

  • Colorectal Cancer Kits

  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)

  • Skin Cancer

  • Stroke Risk

  • Total Lipid Panel

  • Vision

*Note: For blood glucose screenings, fasting is recommended for 9-12 hours before the sample is collected. Do not eat or drink anything except water during the fasting period as this could affect the accuracy of your test results.



GENERAL AND FITTNESS SESSIONS:

REFIT Fitness Demonstration, 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Provided by Woman’s Center for Wellness

REFIT combines several elements of fitness into one power-packed session. While the focus is structured around Cardio Dance movements, toning and flexibility, strength training and stretching are also incorporated into this fun workout that is great for any age or fitness level.

Diet and Nutrition: Myth vs. Science, 9:00 am – 9:50 am

Catherine Champagne, PhD, RDN, Pennington Biomedical Research Center



BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

10:00 am – 10:50 am and 11:00 am – 11:50 am

Each of the following sessions will be offered at both breakout session times.

Laugh, Sneeze, Leak, Oh My!

Angela Page, PT, Woman's Hospital

Cholesterol and Metabolic Health

Robert St. Amant, MD, St. Elizabeth Physicians Group

Navigating Menopause

Kay Solar, MD, Louisiana Women's Healthcare

Understanding your Wellness Screenings

Katherine Whittaker, MD, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group

Heart Attacks: Symptoms, Risks, and Prevention

Karin Hawkins, MD, Louisiana Cardiology Associates

Medicare Changes for 2019: What You Need to Know!

Ron Williams, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), Louisiana Department of Insurance



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