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GCU to Host Wellness Summit in Partnership with Meridian Healthcare Systems

Lakewood, N.J., May 5, 2011—On May 6 and 7, join the GCU Department of Holistic Health in partnership with Meridian Healthcare Systems, the Ocean County Health Department, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, for a Wellness Summit. You’ll discover ways to prevent disease and improve your health; including solutions to balance problems and memory enhancement.

In this two-day event, learn how to take consideration of all aspects of personal needs—psychological, mental, physical, and social—thus, maintaining balance to remain in optimum health and better treat and manage disease. While attending this workshop, you can expect to enjoy guest speakers, workshops, a nature walk, aromatherapy session, well-balanced lunches and snacks—and so much more. For full schedule, see below.

Reservations are required for this event. It will take place on May 6 (Friday) and May 7 (Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. The cost is $50 for both days; $30 for one day only. Paid McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning members receive a $5 discount each day, and GCU students with ID can attend for free. Lunch is included both days for all paying participants. Reservations are required; please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu for reservations or more information.

Day 1: May 6
9:00 a.m.         Opening Address: Gerry Mackenzie, Community Resources, Education, and Wellness Program Manager, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, presents “Taking Control of Your Health”

10:00 a.m.       Concurrent Sessions: Tai Chi with Siobhan Hutchinson ’09 or Introduction to Meditation with Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., GCU Chair of the Department of Holistic Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education Studies

11:30 a.m.       Joyful Heart Lunch

12:30 p.m.       Keynote Speaker: Lisa Calabrese, R.N., Nurse Educator, Meridian Health, presents “Anti-Aging”

1:30 p.m.         Session: Movement for Memory Enhancement with Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., Chair of the GCU Department of Holistic Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education

2:45 p.m.         Closing Session: Solutions to Balance Problems with Natalie Billie, Physical Therapist Assistant and Wellness Coordinator, Meridian Life Fitness and Rehabilitation

3:45 p.m.         Nature Walk

Day 2: May 7
9:00 a.m.         Opening Address: Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., Chair of the GCU Department of Holistic Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education, presents “Discover the Fountain of Youth—How?”

10:00 a.m.       Concurrent Sessions: Herbal Remedies with Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D. Chair of the GCU Department of Holistic Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education or Aromatherapy with Nancy Anderson, a GCU-affiliated holistic health practitioner

11:30 a.m.       Balanced Choice Lunch

12:30 p.m.       Keynote Speaker: Colette Hayes, D.C., GCU Lecturer in Holistic Health Studies, presents “Homeopathic Health Remedies and Approaches”

1:30 p.m.         Concurrent Sessions: Introduction to Acupuncture with Keith Koehler, MAOM, C.A., GCU Holistic Health Graduate Program Advisory Board Member, or Energy Medicine by Siobhan Hutchinson '09

2:30 p.m.         Closing Session: Sachiko Komagata, Ph.D., Chair of the GCU Department of Holistic Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education presents “Massage Therapy: Is It for You?”

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves nearly 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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