Women’s health fair set for Saturday

By Jordan Rutz, Staff Writer –

health-fair-logoBeing a woman is an empowering aspect of life and as natural caregivers, women need to

be able to know how to take care of themselves before efficiently being able to take care and

help others.

With many women interested in learning how to properly take care of themselves and

live a healthy lifestyle, MCC is giving women the opportunity to do so.

Women can join together on Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Blue and Gold Room from 8:30

a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a day of networking and information-sharing.

The health fair focuses on the topic of “Love Yourself Healthy,” as women receive and

share information on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

“We are teaching woman ways to live healthy, not just how to lose weight,” said Mary

Williams, director of the MCC Continuing Education Program. “One topic we discuss is the

benefits of eating locally and organically. It will be a day of learning and fun.

Some of the 13 topics and speakers will appeal specifically to students, including

“Laughter for the Health of it,” “The Benefits of Eating Locally and Organically,” and “Finding

your Spirituality.”

One of the workshops, “The Healing Hand,” which will show a unique way to help

attendees relax by the touch of the palms. Other topics include financial advice, journaling,

healthy living, staying organized, pain management, and generational sicknesses.

“This year three tickets will be given away to students to the fun-filled day, which is first

come, first serve, that our sponsors donated this year,” said Williams.

“This event is open to the public and the student rate is $10, which includes a very nice

lunch” said Williams. “Students are encouraged to attend, who get a discounted price of only $10

for both the speakers and lunch. We do this event every year and we are very excited for the one

this year, and we hope for more student participation. I’m very excited about this!”

Also, free items will be given away throughout the day to attendees.

The focus of the day is to help women live healthier lives, such as discussing benefits of

eating locally grown products, not only for the women themselves but also for the community as

well.

Seventeen vendors and speakers will be a part of the day’s activities. Those include both

health and non-health related speakers and vendors from the greater Muskegon community,

including HealthWest and MIRACORP, a government services provider.

“All vendors and speakers are catered toward women,” said Williams.

Many participants of the meeting include partnerships the school has with community

organizations, including HealthWest, and Stewards in Action who are on the planning

committee. Stewards in Action is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and

individuals budget, plan and achieve financial success.

The woman’s health fair was created three years ago at MCC and each year members

enjoy a day of fun filled activities, discussions, and giveaways.

For any additional information, contact Mary Williams of the Continuing Education

Program in Room 400. Her phone number is 777-0582.

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