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Hospital plans free health, pampering event for women


Published:   |   Updated: September 3, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Generally speaking, women have a lot on their plates.

Many juggle the responsibility of jobs, caring for their families, handling household chores and organizing get-togethers with other relatives and friends.

With only so many hours in a day, it’s not surprising that too few females factor in some “me” time — time devoted totally to their own well-being.

The folks at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel are aware of the issue and will address the topic during the second annual Women’s Health & Wellness Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20.

The free event — with a continental breakfast and lunch included — will be held at Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, in Wesley Chapel. The only requirement is that reservations be made in advance by calling (813) 929-5432 or visiting www.fhwesleychapel.org/events.

“Women can expect an educational but fun and inspiring event dedicated just to them,” said Tracy Clouser, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s director of marketing.

There will be breakout sessions on a variety of women’s health topics, including “so you are thinking about having a baby,” pelvic health, heart health, inter-uterine fibroids, menopause and “how to fit fitness into your busy schedule.”

In addition, women may take advantage of complimentary screenings for blood glucose and blood sugar levels, cholesterol, body fat, and heart disease risk.

Guests also are welcome to indulge themselves in pampering opportunities like massages and mini-makeovers, plus they will be treated to a cooking demonstration by Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Executive Chef Jerry Diazio and registered dietitian Denis Doman.

For many women, the highlight of the event may be hearing how the event’s keynote speaker, ABC Action News anchor Deiah Riley — who rises every weekday at 1:45 a.m. to prepare for the “Morning Show” — manages to set time aside for her personal needs.

As it is, she must juggle the responsibilities of a demanding career plus the obligations that go along with being a wife and mother of two daughters.

Last year’s inaugural event sold out with 800 attendees, so Clouser recommends women reserve seats early.

Joyce McKenzie can be reached at joycecmckenzie@gmail.com.

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