Health and Wellness Fair

The Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the Watkins Glen High School Field House from 10am to 2pm, sponsored by Cayuga Health System. This is the second annual Health and Wellness Fair following a successful inaugural event in 2016! There will also be 30-minute seminars offered beginning at 10am. See below for seminar topics, descriptions, and speaker details. These seminars promise to be interesting, engaging, and educational!

Whether you are a fitness guru, a wellness novice, or just looking to improve your life and learn about your community, this is the event for you! Visit with dozens of wellness-related vendors. Purchase wellness-related products. Attend informative seminars on topics ranging from cooking demonstrations to dealing with everyday stress to in-depth information on specific health concerns including cardiovascular health, diabetes avoidance and treatment, and much more. This entire event is completely free to attend and open to the public! Click here to find our event on Facebook, invite your friends, and keep up on the latest announcements!


10:00 - 10:30 am: Embracing Change: The Challenge of Changing Our Behaviors with Kathy Eliason, MS, RN

10:30 - 11:00 am: Post-Op Rehab for Joint Replacement with Michele Myers, PT, DPT, OCS

11:00 - 11:30 am: Cancer in the News with Dr. John W. Powell, MD

11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Preventing Diabetes with Elizabeth Watson

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Get the Facts on Teen Drug Use in Schuyler County with Casey Allen

12:30 - 1:00 pm: Introduction to West Coast Swing in 30 Minutes

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Sleep Disorders with Christina Morse

1:30 - 2:00 pm: 5 Ways to Reduce Stress in 3 Minutes with Sue Silhan, RN


Kathy Eliason
Embracing Change: The Challenge of Changing Our Behaviors
Kathy Eliason, MS, RN
Cayuga Medical Center

Behavior change and what are some simple steps to get you started when it comes to quitting smoking, managing your weight and your eating habits and how CMC can assist in these lifestyle changes.

Michele Myers
Post-Op Rehab for Joint Replacements
Michele Myers, PT, DPT, OCS
Director of Schuyler Hospital Rehabilitation Services

Description coming soon!

John Powell
Cancer in the News
John Powell, MD
Department of Surgery, Radiation and Oncology, Cayuga Medical Center

A brief discussion of recent advances in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of common cancers, with opportunity for discussion and question and answer.

About Dr. Powell: John W. Powell, MD is a Radiation Oncologist at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York working at their satellite facility at the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, New York.

Dr. Powell is a board certified radiation oncologist who treats patients with a variety of different types of cancer using radiation therapy and the patient-centered approach including consultation, patient education, radiation treatment planning and oversight, side effect management, and follow-up.

Elizabeth Watson
Preventing Diabetes
Elizabeth Watson
Schuyler County Public Health

A healthy diet can help you lose weight, delay and sometimes prevent the onset of chronic diseases such as Diabetes. What are the essentials that you need to know about a healthy diet? Take care of yourself, by participating in an interactive discussion on the 101 for healthy eating.

About Elizabeth Watson: Elizabeth is a Public Health Specialist at Schuyler County Public Health Department, which focuses on reducing chronic diseases in Schuyler County. She has a Master’s in Public Health and has worked on various community health projects focuses on reducing obesity in Schuyler County.

Get the Facts: Teen Drug Use in Schuyler County
Casey Allen
Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD)

This seminar will be lead by Casey Allen from the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD). SCCUDD has completed three surveys of our youth ages 7-12 grade over the past 5 years. We will be unveiling the newest (2017) results and comparing it to past (2013 and 2015) results. Come learn what our Schuyler County youth are saying about their drug use.

About Casey Allen:   Casey has a Master’s Degree in Education and is the Project Coordinator for the Drug-Free Communities Grant awarded to the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD). In this role, Casey is working to facilitate the SCCUDD’s work to reduce adolescent use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Schuyler County.

Dr. Marta Canfield
Introduction to West Coast Swing in 30 Minutes
Dr. Marta Canfield and Paul Canfield
Canfield Dance Arts

West coast swing is globally known as one of the most popular social partner dances. It is the best dance that you've never heard of!  While East Coast Swing is danced to traditional swing music, West Coast Swing can be danced to almost any type of music. In other words, West Coast Swing can be danced to Contemporary, R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, Country, and even Disco music.

Paul and Marta Canfield, of Canfield Dance Arts, will be introducing you to this amazingly fun dance. They actively compete on the National West Coast Swing circuit. They have a combined 38 years of partner dance experience. Their full bios can be found on their website:

Christina Morse
Sleep and Your Health
Christina Morse - DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Doctor of Nursing Practice & Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Christina Morse will discuss how to sleep better and about a common health problem - sleep disordered breathing. This seminar will also provide a basic overview about sleep, sleep hygiene rules, when to be concerned, and the problems associated with poor sleep. In addition, Dr. Morse will provide a discussion on snoring, sleep apnea and common treatments.  She will also be available to ask questions you might have about sleep.

About Christina: My credentials are a nursing degree from SUNY Binghamton, Master’s Degree as a family nurse practitioner from SUNY Stony Brook, Doctor of Nursing Practice from SUNY Upstate. I hold two certifications as a family nurse practitioner from American Nurses Credentialing Center and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. I have been working in Sleep Medicine since 2005.  Currently working at Pulmonary and Sleep Services of CMA.

Sue Silhan of Selah Yoga & Music
5 Ways to Reduce Stress in 3 Minutes
Sue Silhan
Selah Yoga & Music

You are at home on your day off looking forward to a quiet day of reading or hanging out with friends.   You arrive to work orschool a little late but know you will still arrive before anyone notices. You are looking forward to spending time with friends after work or school. Then… you receive an urgent text or call, something you forgot, something needed now, someone in need of help.

There are many scenarios for sudden onset stress without much time to think of a response, let alone get yourself calm and ready to face the challenge. There are some quick things you can do to halt the unexpected stress response and feel calm. Sue will explain 5 of them as we practice some on-the-fly stress relieving methods.

About Sue Silhan: Sue is Co-Owner and Manager of Selah Studio’s Yoga and Music in Burdett. She is a practicing Registered Nurse and Certified Yoga Instructor with a long career in Critical Care Nursing and School Nursing. In addition, her studies in Gestalt Pastoral Care and Yoga have provided wonderful insights on the mind-body connection, which she loves to share. It is her philosophy that to maintain wellness we must become aware of our reactions to stress, be mindful of our own needs, and learn methods to cope with inevitable stressors that happen every day. Sue has provided many workshops focused on Stress Relief and Yoga and having been a full-time working Wife, Mom and Caregiver has learned the value of taking time to focus with stress relieving practices of breath work, yoga and meditation.