Health and Wellness Fair

About the event:

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!

For vendors:
This is a fantastic opportunity to share with the local community how your business supports a healthier and more vibrant lifestyle! If you are an insurance agent, a real estate broker, a doctor, a local chef or restaurant creating healthy meals, a massage therapist, a physical therapist, a yoga instructor, or any other fitting profession – this is the place for you! Interested in attending as a vendor? Download our vendor registration form! Registration ends April 17 - hurry, early bird gets the worm!

For the public:

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!

Seminars

(More seminars are coming. Check back soon!)

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/school 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. 

SCCUDD
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.

Schuyler County Public Health
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.

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.