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Health, Wellness & Prevention Series A Free Virtual Program Tackles Challenges Facing Wellness

Stethoscope draped over a laptop.
February 1, 2021

The Hunterdon Mercer County Chronic Disease Coalition will be offering a free, virtual series to protect, promote, and maintain optimal well-being. Taking place on February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm., the series will address conditions impacting optimal health such as fatigue, pain and nutrition and provide information about integrative approaches that can contribute to optimal physical and emotional wellness.

Leading experts in the field will provide an understanding of how lifestyle modifications and choices impact health outcomes and approaches that can be taken that lead to improved quality of life.

Presenters and topics include:

  • Ruth Kolody, PT, CLT – Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Oncology Physical Therapy, Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center
    February 4th – “Managing Cancer Related Fatigue”
  • Shauna Alvarez – Executive Chef and Program Lead at Americas Grow a Row,
    February 11th – “Eating Right: Let’s Talk Nutrition & Easy Recipes”
  • Varun Doddapaneni – Medical Director at Hunterdon Palliative Care and Center for Healthy Aging,
    February 18th – “What A Pain – Management of Physical & Emotional Pain”
  • Carolyn Geiger – Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at Hunterdon Health & Wellness Center,
    February 25th – “Resting the Mind & Body with Chair Yoga & Meditation”

Wellness is the active process of becoming aware of and learning to make healthy choices that lead toward a longer and more successful existence. The pandemic has been stressful for many and 2021 will be about regaining what was lost this year and finding new ways to take care of ourselves and our communities.

“Six in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer or diabetes. The good news is that for those impacted by chronic conditions, there are approaches to help provide relief and achieve improved quality of life,” states Bonnie Petrauskas, Regional Coordinator for the Hunterdon Mercer County Chronic Disease Coalition. She continued, “Even a small step can help move toward better health long term.”

The online series is free, however, registration is required. Register for one or all four. For more information, call 908-237-2328 or register through https://www.workcast.com/register?cpak=8685163282016028.


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