PVCC Wellness Fair March 31

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College's Workforce Services Division announces the First Annual Wellness Fair Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Stultz Center for Business and Career Development PVCC's campus. Cost is $25 per person or $45 per couple, which includes lunch from Whole Foods.

Several local health and wellness experts will give lectures and demonstrations throughout the day on topics including legal and financial wellness, nutrition, sleep, physical and mental wellness and alternative medicine. Some of the presentations are:

  • Know Your Health-Care Risks, presented by Sheldon Cohen, M.D. Dr. Cohen is an author of many medically related fiction and nonfiction books and former state medical director of Cigna and Humanicare health services companies.
  • Legal Wellness: Documents You Must Have, presented by Doris Gelbman, attorney-at-law, specializing in elder law.
  • Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga: What's the Difference? Retrain Your Brain, Sleep Better, Improve Your Memory, Decrease Your Anxiety and Improve Your Energy Balance, presented by Meghan Bryant, Tai Chi instructor, and Brian Wright, Qigong instructor and massage therapist.
  • Home Wellness: Safety and Security Measures, presented by Kristen Wenger, representative from Blue Ridge Poison Center.
  • Gender Differences in Brain Function, presented by Christine Parish, Ph.D.
  • Knowledge You Must Have to Retire Well, presented by Carolyn Patterson, financial consultant.
  • The Science of Happiness: It's Not Just Mind over Matter, presented by Carrie Pledger, research specialist, University of Virginia department of neurological surgery.
  • Smoke But Don't Smoke: Introducing the e-Cigarette and e-Cigar, presented by Lyn Van Der Sommen, M.D., PVCC Workforce Services program manager for health care, and Dayle Murphy.

In addition, free blood pressure testing and chair massages will be offered throughout the event.

For more information and a complete list of topics and presenters, log on to www.pvcc.edu/wellnessfair or call PVCC Workforce Services at 434.961.5354. The Stultz Center is located at 501 College Drive, just off of Route 20.