Centegra Health System will host the seventh annual Health Strong Woman event Thursday, Feb. 21 as a reminder to women of McHenry County to take care of their own health and wellness. It will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake. Admission is $10.
Attendees will enjoy a healthy lunch and free health screenings, which include blood pressure, bone density, carpal tunnel, and diabetes and foot screenings. Find out a heart’s age with a risk assessment tool. Guests will receive a $10 gift card to Algonquin Commons upon arrival as well as have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, many donated by Algonquin Commons. Every lady will also receive a free fresh water pearl. Be sure to ask about signing up for the Pearls for Wellness program the day of the event.
During the Centegra Health Strong Woman Event, guests will meet two of Centegra’s own specialty physicians who will share their knowledge during a presentation on how to be a healthy woman. They will discuss heart health and arthritis concerns that are prevalent today.
During a lunch and learn portion of the program, women will have the opportunity to sit at a table with one of many Centegra professionals. The lunch and learn component allows attendees the chance to gain personal access to physicians, dietitians, personal trainers and more.
Each year, Centegra hosts a special guest speaker at the event. This year, Centegra will bring author, humorist and cancer survivor Mimi Donaldson.
In her book, “Bless Your Stress – It Means You’re Alive,” Donaldson shares simple strategies on how to laugh at all that life throws. Donaldson promises to entertain while providing a positive insight on the blessings of stress.
Women may stop by during their lunch break or stay for a day of free health screenings and presentations to learn more about being a Centegra Health Strong Woman. Bring a friend and a calendar to share in the educational experience with practical tips for healthy living now, with the opportunity to make an appointment onsite for healthy living in the future.
To register for the event, visit http://centegra.org/health-strong-woman-event-2013/ or call 877-CENTEGRA, or 877-236-8347. There is limited seating and tickets sell quickly. The first 300 to pre-register and attend will receive a free salad shaker.
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).