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Greater Fall River 
Health Update
May 1, 2016

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The Fall River YMCA held its annual Healthy Kids Day on April 30, 2016 at its North Main Street facility. Wellness Coordinator Emily Bird, Director Frank Duffy and Child Care Staff Member Elisabeth MacKay were on hand to welcome members and non-members to the three-hour series of events that included a giant inflatable slide and obstacle course that filled the gym. Other activities included face painting, activities in the swimming pool as well as crafts and board games that ran on the fourth floor Education Achievement Center while other member activities were taking place. "Thank you so much for all of the community sponsors," stated Ms. Bird, including Saint Anne's Hospital and Ocean Spray, The event is designed to encourage kids and parents to commit to keeping the body and mind active over the summer, a time when many children gain weight and fall behind in their studies. Click here for a three-minute video of the event and here for more photos & text.
Greater Fall River Re-Creation Executive Director Grace Gerling invited members of the Fall River Street Tree Planting Program (FRSTPP) to the new Seventh Street Community Garden to plant two new trees on Arbor Day, April 29, 2016. FRSTPP President Mary Ann Wordell spoke about the importance of trees for the health of the community before Special Assistant to Mayor Jasiel Correia II Faust Fiore presented an Arbor Day Proclamation to Bank Street Neighborhood Association President Natalie Melo, Niagara Neighborhood Association President John Sylvia, and Ms. Gerling who will be principally responsible for the garden along with dozens of volunteers. The City has turned the space over to Greater Fall River Re-Creation to be operated by the Bank Street, Niagara and Father Kelly Neighborhood Associations. As the tree planting ceremony was completed, workers from Century Paving and Construction began work on the foundation for a new tool shed to be donated by Lowes. Click here for a nine-minute   video & here for more photos.
Physical activity has blossomed at the Frank M. Silvia Elementary School with the addition of numerous activities, all  part of thel Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge in the Fall River Schools. Lead Physical Education Teacher Terry Mahjoory, who devised most of the activities, reviewed some of what they have done this year on a tour of the school conducted on April 29, 2016. Some of the Challenge activities included having children do quiet exercises while waiting in the hallway during their bathroom breaks, taking five-minute "brain breaks" by moving in their computer classroom, running laps on course on the playground during their recess period, or sharing what they do with their families to keep physically active through a bulletin board in the hallway. "Once again, the Silvia School has gone way above and beyond our expectations for this year's Challenge," noted Picard. "They are demonstrating that physical activity doesn't have to take time away from learning and, in fact, improves learning by keeping children moving."  Click here for a 18-minute video and here for more photos.
Over the past several years, a series of overflow shelters were set up throughout the City to service the City’s homeless population during the cold winter months from January through March. Over one hundred people were given a warm bed, a hot shower and a hot meal because dozens of volunteers have stepped up and volunteered to operate the overflow shelters. "If these shelters were not in place, these homeless individuals would have been sleeping on the streets, noted Parayno. On behalf of the City and its residents Mayor Jasiel Correia II's Chief of Staff, Chris Parayno, presented awards to the organizations involved on April 28, 2016 at the regular meeting of the homeless program directors at the First Baptist Church. "I am here today to recognize the organizations and people who worked so hard to provide shelter for our homeless population", added Parayno. Click here for a five-minute   video of the presentation and here for more photos and text describing the event.
Over a hundred parents and students came to the Letourneau Elementary School on April 26, 2016 for a Family Fun Night organized by Partners School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard. The program engages both adults and children in some healthy movement while learning about nutrition and a range of community resources that they can access to maintain or improve their health. Participants joined WiggleKids Leader Kim Ferrara for fun sessions with pool noodles and Saint Anne's Hospital Nurse Rose Couto to learn about healthy food choices. Participants also had the opportunity to speak with representatives of thirteen agencies including the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Children's Advocacy Center, Early Childhood & Family Community Engagement, HealthFirst Dental Clinic, JRI Foster Care and Adoption, Mass in Motion Fall River, Fall River Parent Academy, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Health, Stanley Street Treatment and Resources, and the WIC Program, along with Partners for a Healthier Community. Click here for a 35-minute video and here for more photos and text.
Commander Stephen Martin from the Massachusetts Army National Guard met with members of the School Community Partnership of Partners’ Youth Violence Prevention Task Force on April 26, 2017 to offer a training on Self-Resilience. The training covered Real-Time Resilience, and Character Strengths in Self and Others, providing personal insight into personal concepts and outlooks. Commander Martin addressed the competencies of  Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character, and Connection. One emphasis of the training is the concept of “Hunt the Good Stuff”, which encourages participants to notice positive experiences in order to enhance their gratitude and positivity. Click here for a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the US Army Resilience Training and here for more photos of the training event.
Following a series of twice-weekly indoor walks at the Kuss Middle School over the Winter, Mass in Motion Fall River has begun weekly walks at the Heritage State Park boardwalk every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. for anyone who would to get some regular heart-healthy exercise. Walkers meet at the parking lot next to the bridge leading to the Heritage State Park building and proceed along the boardwalk to the Iwo Jima monument at Independence Park and back, about eight-tenths of a mile each way. Those who do not wish to walk the whole route by head back at any point. The walks are part of it's efforts to promote walking throughout Fall River and includes a weekly outdoor walk at Kennedy Park. The group meets every Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., walkers can meet up at the Kennedy Park pavilion (stone shelter) at the end of the parking lot that can be accessed from Broadway at Bradford Avenue. There's no need to call ahead for either walk; just show up  and join the group!  Click here for a one-minute   video of the walk and here for more photos and text.
Parents and children of a variety of ages came to the Swansea Mall on April 24, 2016 for the first Walkathon Fundraiser for WiggleKids. Coach Kim Ferrara invited participants to walk for 90-minutes inside the Mall, stopping to answer trivia questions along the path and to interact at a series of fun stations to get popscicle sticks to count laps. Following award presentations to the walkers, participants were then invited to attend a Drums Alive class, a Jumpin' Beanz class, a Radical Reboundin' class and a Creative Relaxation yoga class, all free of charge. Participants could also enjoy a vendor fair inside the party room. Click here for a four-minute video of the event and here for photos of another event with WiggleKids at the Swansea Mall. Click here for more photos and text describing the event.
Building Our Lives Drug-free (BOLD) held it's first color run fundraiser at the Fall River Industrial Park on April 24, 2016. Over three hundred participants either ran or walked the 5K course while getting blasted with colored cornstarch along the way. The cornstarch, which washes off easily from skin and clothing, adds to the fun.  BOLD is a non-profit organization designed to prevent tobacco, alcohol and substance abuse among youth. The Mission of the BOLD Coalition is to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug abuse among youth by raising awareness, collaborating with the community to initiate policy change, modifying social norms, educating youth and adults, and promoting healthy activities. The youth program consists of high school-aged students working together as community advocates to help spread the message throughout the surrounding communities. The BOLD Coalition welcomes anyone who lives or work in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea and Westport to participate in any of BOLD’s projects. Click here for more photos and text.
The Rhode Island College Health and Physical Education Department places student interns in the Providence Region as part of its programs in Health Education, Physical Education and Community Health and Wellness. This year, senior Kara Strang of Swansea arranged to do her 14-week internship with Partners for a Healthier Community. In this role, she worked with a variety of programs including Family Fun Nights, Durfee career day, worksite wellness promotion, the Mass in Motion WalkFallRiver project, and the annual Fitness Challenge. For her major project, Ms. Strang chose to study the school-based aspect of the Fitness Challenge that motivates school physical fitness teachers to offer activities that promote wellness beyond what is offered in their regular classes. "There were some really amazing projects that were created by the teachers this year," noted Strang during her poster presentation at the Adams Library on April 25, 2016. Click here for a nine-minute video of the poster presentation and here for more photos and text.
The Bristol Community College (BCC) Sustainability Program hosted a celebration on April 21, 2016 to mark Earth Day and to acknowledge the College’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and supporting the environment. A number of campus programs and community organizations, including Partners for a Healthier Community, set up exhibits and speakers addressed a mixed crowd of students and members of the community. In the past several years, BCC has expanded its commitment to sustainability through the installation of solar panels in several locations, including the “solar farm” on the roof of the canopy over the south parking lot; a windmill located on the north side of campus, and the opening later in 2016 of a new self-sustaining science building. Biology Professor James Corvin heads a an Associates Degree program in Sustainable Agriculture Program and a non-credit Master Gardener Program that helps local gardeners improve their skills and learn the best agricultural science for raising food sustainably. Click here for more.
Staff at the HealthFirst Family Care Center arranged two days starting on April 19, 2016 when families who had no transportation could be taken to the Center for their children to be seen for dental check-ups and cleanings. Many of the children had not seen a dentist in several years. Services were offered at no charge to the parents and included child care while the parents were seen. A second day of dental visits was arranged two days later. Transportation for the families was provided by People Incorporated and by Partners through a Vela Foundation grant. The project was organized by Wendy Garf-Lipp, Executive Director of United Neighbors of Fall River and Chairperson of the Coalition for Health and Well-Being and staffed by Community Outreach Manager Jack Shipley. Click here for pictures of a similar clinic offered a year ago. Click here for a two-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.
AHA! Fall River asked people to "consider the health of the entire planet and take action in our own communities and city." The event on April 21st featured over 30 events at nine venues in downtown Fall River on a pleasant April 21, 2016 evening. The events are designed to help foster an invigorated arts and culture scene in the City. AHA! Fall River was formed in June 2013 in collaboration with the New Bedford AHA! and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. AHA! stands for arts, history and architecture. The organization held its first event on June 21, 2013 and has held eight events since then, including the most recent "Breakfast at Tiffany's". The upcoming program will feature a sunset cruise on the Block Island Ferry and Game Night. The purpose of the organization is to develop collaborative relationships in order to expand and sustain arts and cultural programming in the two cities.  Click here for a seven-minute video and here for more photos and text.
The fifteenth and final week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge brought over two dozen Challenge participants to the Letourneau School gymnasium on April 20, 2016 for a work-out on their own. Challenge participants organized themselves into walking and exercise groups and worked together to get the most out of their last hour together on a Wednesday evening. RIC intern Kara Strang urged the group to find ways to continue their fitness routines either at one of the fitness providers or on their own. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by All Generations Fitness, the Diabetes Association, Inc., Fitness Fusion, FitWorks On-line, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, TKO Fitness, and the Fall River YMCA. The Challenge offers low cost opportunities for those who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River Area. Click here for a two-minute video of the event and here for more photos.
Award winning science writer Gary Taubes was invited to speak at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Diabetes Center of Excellence by Co-Director David Harlan, MD on April 20,2016. Taubes reviewed his primary thesis that fat accumulation is driven by insulin which is stimulated by carbohydrates as opposed to the assumption that weight gain is due to a caloric energy imbalance. The USDA Dietary Guidelines have been based on the calorie imbalance point of view, but those recommendations have paralleled the drastic rise in obesity and diabetes since 1980. Taubes' work is largely responsible for a growing number of advocates for an alternative approach to treating obesity and understanding the underlying causes of world-wide population weight gain and diabetes rates. It is also an approach that is now practiced by Registered Dietitian Amanda Raposo of the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program in working with overweight and diabetic patients. Click here for a one-hour video and here for more photos and text.
Mass in Motion Fall River was charged with the task of identifying the features of 132 locations for wayfinding signage, maps and web pages related to the new Quequechan River Rail Trail as part of a new "1422 Project" funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The project is designed to improve opportunities for physical activity and to help people at risk for diabetes and high blood pressure to become more active. SSTAR Community Prevention Coordinator Eric Andrade is working on the project with Mass in Motion Fall River Coordinator Julianne Kelly, both of whom oversaw the survey. Consultants from WalkBoston held two public hearings at Government Center to describe the project and asked for input from the public. Click here for a 46-minute   video of the session and here for more photos and text describing the activity.
Young people from the Youth Leadership Council in Fall River celebrated Kick Butts Day at the Massachusetts State House on March 16, 2016. As part of The 84 Movement, Massachusetts youth attended a youth-led rally, marched across the Boston Common to the State House and talked with their lawmakers to express their concerns. Kick Butts Day is an annual event that highlights how youth fight the influence of the tobacco industry in their communities. Hundreds of young people went to Boston that day as part of The 84 group's effort to make legislators aware of the targeting of youth by tobacco companies. Cigarette smoking among high school students has also been declining since 1995, when it reached a peak of 35.7%  in 1995. It is now less than half of that at about 16%. In Fall River, however, the use of smokeless tobacco products is rising and, for the first time, exceeds the use of cigarettes. For more information, go to The84.org. Click here for more photos and text.
The fourteenth week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge again brought forty-three Challenge participants to the Kuss Middle School gymnasium on April 16, 2016 for a work-out with Fitness Leader Tabitha Gendreau of FitWorks On-line. She led the group in a series of flexibility, balance and core muscle strength exercises using folding chairs. Following the Challenge, participants were invited to join a low-carb nutrition group run by Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by All Generations Fitness, the Diabetes Association, Inc., Fitness Fusion, FitWorks On-line, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, TKO Fitness, and the Fall River YMCA. The Challenge offers low cost opportunities for those who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River Area. Click here for a 14-minute video of the event and here for more photos.
Leaders of the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (UMD) invited community leaders, faculty, and students to gather on April 15, 2016, at the Woodland Commons for the eighth annual Civic Engagement Summit. Recently named for the Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence, the Summit began with welcoming remarks by Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Management Gerald Kavanaugh. The first of two keynote addresses was delivered by Dr. David Campbell of the University of Notre Dame who spoke about religion and civic engagement. UMD student Emike Momodu and UMD Rabbi Jacqueline Satlow served as discussants. Following the presentation of student, faculty and community civic engagement awards, the second keynote speaker, Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, JD, Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education spoke about support from the Obama Administration. UMD Student Sharon Kumar. Click here for a two-hour and 40-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.
Members of the Southcoast Worksite Health & Wellness Collaborative listened to a presentation by Tobacco Control Coordinator Marilyn Edge and Seven Hills Foundation Program Manager Kathleen Wilbur at a meeting held on April 14, 2016 at the Julias Koch USA Company in New Bedford. Marilyn directs tobacco control for Western Bristol County and Foxborough overseeing compliance checks for fourteen boards of health. Kathleen manages the Southeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership which serves 59 cities and towns on the South Coast and conducts presentations to community organizations about enhanced tobacco regulations, smoke-free housing and cessation resources. Marilyn went over the variety of nicotine delivery products available in stores, including many that end up in the hands of minors. Kathleen described the range of smoking cessation resources available to adults that can be promoted through work sites. Click here for a 55-minute video of the presentation and here for more photos and text.
The 18th Ounce of Prevention Conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) took place at the DCU Center in Worcester on April 12, 2016. The event brought public health practitioners and advocates together for presentations and awards celebrating the work of leaders statewide. Associate Commissioner Lindsey Tucker introduced Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH who outlined the goals and methods the Department employs to address health equity. Dr. Gail Christopher of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation then gave the keynote address, "Influencing the Social Determinants of Maternal and Child Health" before the Commissioner awarded the Peter R. Lee Healthy Communities Award to Age Friendly Berkshires and the Commissioner's Leadership Award to United Neighbors of Fall River Executive Director Wendy Garf-Lipp to which she responded with her remarks. Click here for a 47-minute video and here for more photos and text..
Dr. David Weed and Wendy Garf-Lipp of Partners for a Healthier Community organized a forum on April 7, 2016 at the  Yale West Campus Conference Center for the six Culture of Health Prize winning communities in the North East from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The new winning communities included Everett and Lawrence, MA as well as Bridgeport, CT, and The Bronx, NY, in addition to Fall River. Following a warm-up exercise led by Kitty Jerome from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, participants engaged in two hour-long conversations on their best practices led by representatives each of the six winning communities. Participants also had a chance to connect with others over lunch to permit connections among those doing similar work. Click here for a 47-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text describing the event.
In recognition of the national Week of the Young Child, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Council, Early Education and Care Providers, School-Age Programs, and Community Affiliated Agencies held a free Literacy Fair at the Kuss Middle School on April 9, 2016. The event offered three hours of free information and developmentally-appropriate activities, child development information and a performance by the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Some of the participating organizations included the Bristol Community College Early Education Program, Durfee Lab School, Fall River Public Schools, The Children's Center, The Fall River Children's Museum, the Child Development Program, CFC Head Start/Early Head Start, CFC After-School Program, HealthFirst Family Care Center, John E. Boyd Center, King Philip Preschool, People Incorporated Early Intervention, Rainbow Bears Child Care Center, South Bay Early Intervention, St. Stanslaus, Westport Public Schools, W.O.R.D. Inc. Child Care Center, Mastery School, and WIC. Click here for a twenty-minute video of the event and here for more photos and text.
Victims of suicide and attempted suicide spoke out at a forum organized by the Suicide Prevention Task Force of United Neighbors of Fall River and Partners for a Healthier Community on April 4, 2016 at Blessed Trinity Church. Forty people attended to hear stories of despair and courage that involved either persons who attempted suicide or persons who experienced the suicide of a loved one. The session began with a panel moderated by Herald News Editorial Page Editor Aaron Freschette and then opened the floor to input by others affected by suicide. Before concluding the forum, United Neighbors of Fall River Executive Director Wendy Garf-Lipp spoke about the work of the Task Force and called on School Community Partnership organizers Annemarie Holly and Diman Regional High School Adjustment Counselor Michaela Gagne-Hetzler to describe their work with students in the Fall River schools. Formed to respond to the rising incidence of suicides in Bristol County and to promote prevention, education and support services, the group meets monthly at the HealthFirst Family Care Center. Click here for an hour-and-fifteen-minute video and here for more photos and text.. 
Care Coordinator Tami O'Neil of Family Service Association obtained a United Way Community Impact Grant which is providing four weeks of health presentations at the Niagara/Maplewood Senior Center and the South Main Senior Center over the months of March and April 2016. The April 9th session brought Certified Yoga Instructor Donna Brown who led the group through a series of gentle stretches designed to increase balance, flexibility and strength when practiced on a regular basis. The participants found that this type of yoga was much easier than sessions that require getting down on the floor. Other sessions in the series have covered reducing dietary sodium, strength building exercises, and dance for fitness with other presenters from Family Service Association. Click here for a 10-minute   video of the presentation and here for more photos and text.
Participants in the statewide CHNAs (Community Health Network Areas) gathered for the fifth Inter-CHNA Gathering at the Waltham Public Library on October 30, 2015. David Aronstein of the Boston Alliance for Community Health and Wendy Garf-Lipp of Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community emceed the event. The gathering featured Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, of the MA Department of Public Health (DPH) who spoke following Lea Susan Ojamaa, Director of the DPH Division of Prevention and Wellness. Ben Wood, Acting Director of the Office of Community Health Planning and Engagement, also responded to questions from the group. Participants were invited to get to know others at the gathering and to share some of their best practices with the others in attendance. At the end of the session, the recent award of the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Prize to both Everett and Lawrence, Massachusetts, was also announced. Click here for a two-hour video of the gathering and here for more photos and text.
The UMass-Dartmouth Law Review staff held a Roundtable Symposium on the Law's Solutions to the Opioid Crisis in the Larkin Moot Courtroom at the UMass-Dartmouth School of Law on April 8, 2016. Following opening remarks by Law Review Conference Editor Samantha Seserman and Law Review Editor-in-Chief Alex Rovzar and a Special Message from District Attorney Tom Quinn on "How the Opioid Crisis is Prevalent in Lawyering and the DA’s Office", police chiefs from Taunton, Somerset and Canton spoke on how they handle those in possession of opiates. Following lunch, judges Bernadette L. Sabra, Daniel J. O’Shea, and Kevan Cunningham spoke about how they see the crisis in the courtroom, and both DPH Commissioner Monical Bharel and New Bedford psychiatrist Jonathan Schwartz spoke about how doctors see the opioid crisis every day. Fall River, which was one of a dozen communities represented at a recent forum, has seen a steady rise in overdose deaths over the past several years, with numbers moving from 16 in 2013 to 44 in 2014 and 36 in 2015. Click here for the Herald News article. Click here for a 10-minute video of a portion of the all-day forum and here for more photos.
Care Coordinator Tami O'Neil of Family Service Association obtained a United Way Community Impact Grant which is providing four weeks of health presentations at the Niagara/Maplewood Senior Center and the South Main Senior Center over the months of March and April 2016. The first session covered strength building, the second chair yoga and the third ways of reducing dietary sodium. For the final session, Family Service Association staff member Nan Beaulieu led a group of seniors in a dance for fitness session that emphasized having fun while increasing activity levels. "Dance is a type of cardio exercise, like walking or swimming, that increases your heart rate," stated Beaulieu. "You want to find something that's fun because if you enjoy your physical activity, you're going to keep up with it," she added. She taught the group several simple line dances that they were able to do to familiar tunes, such as "My Guy." Click here for an 11-minute   video of the presentation and here for more photos and text.
Following up on their presentations on "How to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry", Psychologist Dr. David Weed and Southcoast Health Registered Dietitian Amanda Raposo, MS, RDN, CDE, presented a session at the Massachusetts Dietetic Association Nutrition Convention and Exposition on April 1, 2016 on "Why do we continue to recommend limitations on dietary fats - What is the current evidence?. Dr. Weed the session started by explaining the rationale for lifting limits on dietary fats while cutting back on carbohydrates as the key factor in lowering obesity rates. Ms. Raposo followed by describing the positive results she has had in treating obese patients in the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program. This approach to reducing obesity by reducing dietary carbohydrates and increasing fat is backed by years of research that contradicts current recommendations. Click here for a 54-minute video and here for more photos and text..
The twelfth week of the Ninth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  brought over fifty-five Challenge participants to the Kuss Middle School on April 2, 2016 for a work-out with Fitness Leader Tabitha Gentreau of FitWorks On-line who put the participants through a half-hour of cardio and a half-hour of floor work followed by a push-up challenge. Following the Challenge, participants were invited to join a low-carb nutrition group run by Partners Executive Director Dr. David Weed. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Challenge includes programs provided by All Generations Fitness, the Diabetes Association, Inc., Fitness Fusion, FitWorks On-line, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, TKO Fitness, and the Fall River YMCA. The Challenge offers low cost opportunities for those who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River Area. Click here for an 11-minute video and click here for more photos and text.

 
This session will present:
  • a proven model for planning worksite health promotion programs

  • actionable steps you can use in your own programs

  • how it has been used with the MA Department of Public Health Working on Wellness Programs

7th Annual Worksite Health & Wellness Conference:

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8am-Noon

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
151 Martine Street, Fall River

Cost: $35 per person / $15 students

Keynote Speaker: Mari Ryan, MBA, MHP, CWWPC, CWP
CEO, Advancing Wellness 

  • Includes a healthy breakfast

  • sign up today and you can bring one free guest from your worksite

Click here to register!

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