2011 Health Fair Presentation & Demonstration Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Brandy Tulley St. Mary’s County Department of Aging
Tai Chi for Arthritis Tai-Chi for Arthritis consists of movements from the Sun style of Tai Chi. The Sun style evolved through the centuries into a slow-paced, graceful, low-impact form of exercise. The movements do not require deep bending or squatting, which makes it easier and more comfortable to learn. While every individual is unique, many people who participate in Tai Chi for Arthritis enjoy the following benefits: improved balance, increased flexibility, increased mobility, decreased pain, decreased fatigue, and decreased stiffness. 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Dr. Christine Bergmark Southern MD Agricultural Commission
“Healthy “Healthy Plate, Healthy Planet” While the American economic motto of “bigger, better, faster, cheaper” has its advantages, it has also come with a tremendous cost. For the first time in history, it is predicted that our children will live shorter lives than their parents. This is in large part due to our diet and exercise. Dr. Bergmark will speak about the connection between healthy eating, our local economy and the environment, and how we can make healthier choices for all. 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Rebecca Sutay St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections
Diabetes Management The speaker will provide an overview of the risks and complications of diabetes as well as ways to manage or prevent the condition. She will discuss healthy cooking techniques and ways to modify your favorite recipes. Currently there is confusing information about diabetes in the media. At the end of the presentation, many of the myths will be dismissed and you will have a better understanding of how to successfully manage this very common medical problem. 11:00 p.m. - 11:30 a.m. Christine McDougal Reflexology4yourlife
Reflexology Demonstration Reflexology is a therapy of the hands, feet or ears where the client relaxes in a zero gravity reclining chair. Most sessions include music and dim lights. Reflexology is based on zone therapy, using acupressure on specific points of the feet, hands or ears as they relate to organs and their reflex points. Reflexology promotes well being and good health.
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Dr. Patricia Maynard University of Maryland Extension Charles County
Maintaining a household on a small income It can be difficult living on a limited income. While life may have thrown you some financial hardships, knowledge will empower you to live comfortably and enjoy life. Knowing how to manage your finances will give you the confidence you need to manage your household on a small income 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Dr. Clifford Thomas Tae Kwon Do Ramblers
Practical SelfSelf-Defense Demonstration Dr. Clifford Thomas will entertain and educate participants about simple and practical selfdefense techniques. He emphasizes methods that can be used on the street and at home. He demonstrates how the development of both mental and physical street smarts is vital for basic survival in today's climate of crime and violence. 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Kimberly Pepper The Girl Who Loves Coupons
Coupons 101 Everyone loves a deal and shopping with coupons helps with securing better discounts. But what if you don’t know how to get started with coupons? Then the Saving with Coupons class is just the right ticket. The Saving with Coupons class will explain the benefits of couponing, give a realistic view on how to use coupons, provide the pros and cons of Extreme Couponing, give tips on how to get started, provide additional savings ideas beyond the newspaper ads, and provide strategies on how to make the most of your coupons. Ms. Pepper has been featured in the Washington Post for her coupon classes! 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Liat Mackey College of Agricultural and Natural Resources
“My plate” plate”, how does it rate?” What is the new “MyPlate”, and how does your plate rate with the new Dietary Guidelines represented by the new MyPlate symbol? Come learn what's new and how to use MyPlate to design optimal meals for you and your health!"