05/31/2011

Healthy fun for mothers, daughters and friends

One-day Women on Wellness event coming to Bruceton Mills June 11

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mothers, daughters and gal pals from Preston County and surrounding areas will gather for a day of nurturing their minds, bodies and souls at the upcoming Women on Wellness (WOW) retreat, June 11 at Preston County 4-H Camp in Bruceton Mills.

The National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at West Virginia University sponsors the day-long WOW retreats, which aim to educate and inspire women to take an active, empowered role in managing their health. Individual and group activities offer opportunities to both connect with other women and develop individualized wellness programs, and special sessions will be offered for adolescent girls and young women.

WOW retreats teach participants how to develop and maintain healthy habits for improving their lifestyles through exercise, nutrition and chronic disease management. They will get the chance to try a number of new physical activities, take part in health screenings and enjoy therapeutic services, such as massage. Door prizes and giveaways add to the fun, and a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided.

The cost is $50 per participant, and gift certificates and scholarships are available. Though spaces are limited, no woman will be turned away because of funding challenges.

To register for WOW, go online to www.wowicandoit.com or call Janine Breyel at 304-293-7394. 

The WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center is one of 20 nationally designated Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health. This designation is awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health.
 

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuhealthcare.com
lal: 05-16-11

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