Free Wellness Seminars
Free Wellness Seminars 2020
The Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center hosts FREE seminars and workshops throughout the year. The seminars are open to everyone. You are welcome to participate even if you are not a member of the Kaiser Permanente health plan. All seminars are held at the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center unless another location is listed in the description.
Would you like to attend one of these free Wellness Seminars? Send us your e-mail address and we’ll put you in our invitation system. Once in the system, you will receive an invitation in your e-mail 35 days before any event we host. If you want to attend, all you have to do is click the enroll button in your e-mail and your set. To get started Click on the Contact Us tab above. Type your Name and E-mail Address, then, under subject select FREE Wellness Seminar, and hit Send.
Once we send e-mail invitations we then activate the links below for enrollment and you can enroll that way as well. Once you are registered for one seminar you will get invitations to all of them.
We no longer offer registration by phone. It is now done by e-mail only as this allowed us to financially continue offering free wellness seminars. Thank you for your understanding.
SLOWING DOWN COGNITIVE DECLINE
January 31st noon to 1:00 pm
Experiencing dementia can be overwhelming for you, your family, and friends, but it doesn’t have to be. Lizzy Kemp MS will teach the lifestyle and nutrition strategies that can prevent or slow down the advancement of dementia.
Friday, February 7th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Remove stress and replace it with a dose of inner peace. Liz Meyers MA will walk you through a guided meditation and help you create a calm and peaceful state.
Tuesday, February 18th from 9:30 to 10:30 am
Use a chair to support you through different yoga poses that build both strength and flexibility. Norma Solomon BS will help you develop proper alignment as well as breathing techniques that you can do at home. Come dressed to participate and bring your own yoga mat.
GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN ON A PLANT-BASED DIET
Friday, February 28th from 6 to 7:00 pm
We have been taught that the only way to get enough protein is to eat meat, fish, eggs or dairy but that simply isn’t true. some of the strongest animals in the world are vegan. Samantha Noonan PA-C will help you understand plant-based eating and how to get all the protein you need from plants.
Friday, March 13th from noon to 1:00 pm
Meditation invokes a shift in consciousness, whether in stillness or motion. Liz Meyers MA will show you how to move from a restless or disturbed state and use
movement meditation to create an immediate shift in consciousness, enabling you to bring greater awareness and peace into your world.
Tuesday, March 17th at noon to 1:00 pm
You can’t expect to see change, unless you make one. sometimes getting started and keeping yourself going are hard to do, but there are ways to ignite your motivation and stay on track. Carissa Fish MS will help you act and go from dreams to reality.
HEALTHY GUT AND YOUR HEALTH
Friday, April 3rd from 6 to 7:00 pm
The consequences of an inflamed and damaged gut can be devastating. Katharine Klepin, MS RDN will speak about gut health, why it is important, and what can happen when your gut becomes inflamed. learn strategies to improve gut health, how to clean up your environment and more.
BATCH COOKING FOOD PREP AND GOOD NUTRTION
Friday, April 24th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Samantha Noonan PA-C will show you how to make a plant-based diet easy by doing batch cooking and simple food preparation strategies as well as covering basic nutrition tips for good health.
Friday, May 1st from 6 to 7:00 pm
Melanie Perkins MS will work you out and send you home with simple strength building exercises you can do at home. Come dressed for exercise.
WORKOUT WITH EXERCISE BANDS, LIGHT WEIGHTS, AND BALLS
Tuesday, May 12th at 9:30 to 10:30 am
Learn Simple fun ways to tone and strengthen your muscles without using complicated equipment or going to a gym. Norma Solomon BS, will show you how to get a complete strength training workout in the comfort of your home using weights, exercise bands and fitness balls. Dress to exercise.
WALK AND BURN CALORIES LIKE A RUNNER
Friday, May 15th from 5 to 6:00 pm
Coach Lizzy Kemp MS, a national race-walking team member, 1992 olympic trials race walking qualifier, and exercise physiologist, will speak on how to revamp your current walking routine into a race walking routine that will help you burn more calories and develop greater body and cardiovascular strength. come dressed to walk.
INTRODUCTION TO A WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED DIET
Friday, May 29th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Many of the common diseases in the United States are preventable, treatable and possibly reversible using whole-food, plant-based nutrition. Significant health benefits can be gained from choosing most or all your food from plant sources. Come learn about the power of plants with Carly Vong MPH, RD, as she covers an overview of the research and gives helpful tips on improving your diet and health through the healing benefits of plants.
Tuesday, June 9th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Too often, we allow how we think and what we say to ourselves to be influenced by difficult life experiences and external messages that are not based in truth. Inner happiness, compassion, and acceptance of yourself and others is generated by how you speak to yourself. Come to this seminar with Carissa Fish MS and learn how to create healthy inner dialogue and compassion for both yourself and others.
STRENGTH TRAINING TO INCREASE BALANCE FOR SENIORS
Friday, July 10th from 10:30 to 11:30 am
The best indicator of how long we will live independently on our own is how much muscle mass we are able to build and maintain as we age. Lizzy Kemp MS will discuss how strength training can benefit seniors, how it can slow down aging and build greater balance.
INTRODUCTION TO PILATES
Friday, August 7th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Pilates consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements that emphasize proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Katharine Klepin, MS RDN will lead you through beginning Pilates movements. come dressed to move.
Friday, September 25th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Mobility is the ability to move freely. injuries, illness, aging or simply being a couch potato for years can cause you to lose mobility. Carmel Agdeppa, DACM, L.Ac. will help you understand the reasons we lose mobility and teach the strategies to get started on increasing mobility.
Tuesday, October 6th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Norma Solomon BS will lead you through yoga poses with ease no matter your fitness level. come dressed to participate.
Tuesday, October 6th from 6 to 7:00 pm
Your past is history, your future’s a mystery, but this moment is a gift. That’s why they call it the present. Join Carissa Fish MS to learn mindfulness meditation skills that can help you to de-stress and enjoy a greater sense of well-being.
Friday, November 13th from 10 to 11:00 am
Lizzy Kemp MS will cover strategies to avoid slips, trips and falls and lead you through exercises that will strengthen the muscles needed for balance and agility.