Annual Women’s Health Experience provides relaxing and educational time-out prior to the holidays

HGB’s Women’s Health Experience is an opportunity for mid-Michigan women to focus on their own wants and needs prior to the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The free annual event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at AL!VE in Charlotte, Mich.

“Interactive health information combined with a free lunch, retail opportunities, chair massages, wine tasting, prizes and decorating ideas make this a perfect way for women to spend a few hours focusing on their own needs prior to the kick-off of the holiday season,” said Jenny Wren, HGB director of women’s health services.

The Women’s Health Experience has traditionally focused on five dimensions of health and well-being: do, eat, think, breathe and support. There will be several informational booths and interactive activities, and a free boxed lunch will be provided by NOURISH by The Big Salad.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is this year’s event sponsor. Women’s Health Experience highlights include:

  • One-on-one conversations with clinicians about several women’s health topics including breast health, 3-D mammography, pelvic floor and incontinence, skin care, hormones and more.
  • Shopping at Playmakers Satellite Store with many discounted and sale items available; you can also get a free gait analysis and shoe fitting.
  • Cooking demonstrations and free samples by Chef Troy Taylor.
  • Fitness demonstrations including PiYo, Zumba, POUND and CrossFit.
  • Health screenings including blood pressure and BMI.
  • Wine tasting with the president of the Tasters Guild of Lansing.
  • Several interactive booths and activities featuring health information, holiday baking and decorating, fitness and nutrition information, mosaic art and more.
  • The opportunity to win prizes during hourly drawings that begin at 10:30 a.m. (must be present to win).

Vendors include CrossFit Fade, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, The Purse Peddlers, #CharlotteRising, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs – Charlotte (GFWC), It’s a Breast Thing and more.

Free child care will be available in GROW for children ages two to 12 for those attending the Women’s Health Experience. Pre-registration is required at 517-541-5803.

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