Martinsburg, WV, March 9, 2012 — Want to be Older, Wiser, Living Stronger? No matter what your age, young or old, it’s not too late to start living healthfully to achieve your optimal health. The 5th annual OWLS event is open to all who want to age healthfully.
On Wednesday, March 28 from 8:30am-12noon, the annual OWLS event will be held at the WVU Health Sciences Building on the campus of City Hospital. The Event will offer opportunities to learn about various health issues that affect us all, free screenings and exercise demos.
The OWLS Program originally targeted Seniors 55+ to encourage physical activity and staying strong throughout life. The 5th Annual Event is open to all ages. Who wouldn’t want to be Older, Wiser, Living Stronger?
The OLWS program is a collaborative effort of WVUH-East, The Wellness Center, Hospice of the Panhandle, Berkeley County Health Department, Eastern Panhandle Medical Reserve Corps, Berkeley Senior Services, Shenandoah Community Health and the American Cancer Society.
Presentations will include “Cardiology 101” with John C. Hardy, MD, FACC of University Cardiovascular Associates; “Boost Your Immunity with Superstar Foods” with Joan Starliper, MS, RD, LD of WVUH-East; “You Want Me to Talk to My Family About WHAT?” with Mary Lough of the American Cancer Society; and “No Excuse Not to Exercise” with Brian White, CES of The Wellness Center.
Exercise Demonstrations (participation is encouraged) will include Exercise and Fun with Nancy Burke of Berkeley Senior Services, Life in the Balance with Dana DeJarnett, MS of The Wellness Center, and Yoga and Fit ‘n Flexible with Joie Mortenson of The Wellness Center.
Free screenings will include glucose, blood pressure, resting heart rate, pulse oxygen, waist circumference and body mass index. Free seated massage will be available throughout the event.
Information booths will be available featuring WVUH-East programs and services, The Wellness Center, WVUH-East Home Healthcare, Berkeley Senior Services, American Cancer Society, Hospice of the Panhandle (advanced directives), Shenandoah Community Health Center/Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic and a variety of health information. Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis vaccine will be available from the Berkeley County Health Department for free.
Refreshments will be served featuring many foods that are locally grown and produced. This program is free and open to all. Registration is not required.