Blessing Health System and Hannibal Regional Healthcare System are teaming up to promote women’s health. Starting in October, the Systems will host Healthier Together, a quarterly Women’s Health Series complete with expert speakers and educational booths. Events will take place in October, January, April and July on back-to-back evenings at Hannibal LaGrange University and in Quincy at John Wood Community College.
The aim of the series is to bring women together in a comfortable setting to learn about physical and mental health issues while encouraging healthy, well-balanced lifestyles. The Health Systems hope to draw women ages 30-60 for a night focused solely on their own wellbeing. Attendees can visit educational booths and pick up giveaways and information starting at 6 p.m. A speaker will present at 6:30 p.m., wrapping up by 7:30 p.m. to give the women a chance to visit booths and mingle with the speaker before the event ends at 8 p.m.
Women can register for the event online or by calling toll free, 877-411-2468. Registration for each event opens 30 days prior to each seminar. Women that register a week or more in advance will be entered into a raffle. Registration is not required, but is appreciated.
Osteoporosis & Bone/Joint Health
July 15 - Hannibal
July 16 - Quincy
Speaker: Caren Kemner
Kemner knows the toll an Olympic and professional volleyball career took on her body. However, you do not have to be an elite athlete to understand that bone and joint health is a critical health issue for women. Kemner will share her perspective as not only an athlete, but a woman with the same health concerns as any other.
Caren is a three-time Olympian, competing with the U.S. Women’s Volleyball team in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Summer Games. The team won the bronze medal at the 1992 Games in Barcelona where Kemner compiled a team-high 127 kills and seven aces, and was named the Most Valuable Player in the world. She is currently director of the Riverfront Athletic Association, based in Quincy, and head women’s volleyball coach at Culver-Stockton College.