Women gather for 16th year of camaraderie and fun with annual retreat
HealthLink, the community education component of Nathan Littauer Hospital is hosting their 16th annual “Images of a Woman”. The conference is designed to be a fun and educational day for all women. Sue Cridland, RN, BSN, and HealthLink Director explains, “This year promises to be an especially energizing day, as we welcome a nationally-recognized speaker on stress reduction to Fulton County.” The event will take place June 20th, 2012 at the Johnstown Holiday Inn, on Comrie Avenue in Johnstown. Two sessions are being offered, one at 12noon to 2:30pm or at 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Each session promises, exhibitors, raffles, a buffet-styled meal and a key-note address from Robert Friedman.
“Time and time again, we hear from attendees who really enjoy this event- from the speakers to the networking opportunities to the shared community of women addressing their health-related journey.” said Bonnie Wollard one of the event organizers. She added, “As we grew in popularity, we chose to add a second session to accommodate more women.”
Encouraging women to take time for health is an important mission for Littauer. According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control, 13.5% of women 18 years and over are in fair or poor health. And the same report identified only, “42% of women 18 years and over met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity.” Sue Cridland explained, “Therefore, events like “Images of a Woman”, give women the time and the resources to focus on their overall health.” She added, “I am especially excited about this year’s speaker. People leave his presentations feeling happier, healthier and better prepared for their lives, both professionally and personally. “
Robert Lawrence Friedman, the Images of A women keynote speaker is an author, comedian, international speaker/trainer and psychotherapist. He has provided keynote presentations, training programs and workshops to Fortune 100 and 500 corporations, universities and health care organizations, throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He focuses on work/life balance, teambuilding, leadership and motivation. He has appeared on national and international television shows, including The Morning Show on Today (NBC), Fox News and E! Entertainment Television, as well as a stress management expert on a year-long Discovery Health Channel documentary. Robert has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine, Parenting Magazine, The Washington Times, Alternative Medicine Magazine, Newsday and many others.
Registration for the event ends June 15, 2012. People can register in person at HealthLink, 213 Harrison St, Johnstown, NY or by calling (518) 736 1120.