Wellness lunch and learn April 19

Published 10:58 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Polk Wellness Center will present a Take Charge of Your Wellness Lunch and Learn at Isothermal Community College in Polk County on Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
“We hope this community awareness event will empower people to take control of their health and well-being, but also let area residents know that we here if they need primary medical care, mental health or addiction recovery services,” said Polk Wellness Center Director Jim Nagi.
The event will feature a panel discussing four proactive wellness topics — preventative health; financial wellness; advance care planning; and quality family relationships. A Q&A session will be offered, along with free health screenings provided by Polk Wellness Center and Allied Health students. Costco of Spartanburg will sponsor a complimentary lunch. This event is free and open to the public.
Kicking off the program is Amanda S. Hovis, PA-C of Polk Wellness Center’s Family Medicine Clinic who will discuss “Preventive Health” for all ages.
Polk Wellness Center Board Member Michael Ashworth will present a “Financial Wellness” segment.
Laura Ellington, LCSW, MSW, LISW-CP will present “Advance Care Planning,” discussing the emotional aspects of making proactive health care decisions.
Rounding out the Lunch & Learn will be Randy Grant, LCSW, who will present a discussion on how to build and maintain quality relationships.
Polk Wellness Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering family medical care, mental health, substance abuse counseling, patient education and wellness services to residents of Polk County and surrounding areas. For more information, call 828-894-2222 or visit www.PolkWellness.org.

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