Free community event Nov 12 to inspire healthy holidays

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The holidays are filled with food and drink, family and friends, music and song.

They might also be filled with stress and anxiety, lost focus and over-indulgence.

On Nov. 12, Beaumont Hospital, Troy, will host “Living Well: Have a Healthy Holiday” in the Moceri Learning Center, 44201 Dequindre in Troy. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and presentations take place from 5:45 -7:30 p.m.

"Our patients often talk about the challenges of staying on track during the holiday season,” said Beaumont Hospital Troy, president Dr. James Lynch. “This event will help us support community health.. We look forward to sharing information to assist patients and families who want to take an active role in their health and wellness.”

Jay Towers, Fox 2 news anchor and on-air personality for 100.3 WNIC, will emcee this free event which begins with a health fair that includes:

  • Beaumont pharmacists available to answer medication questions
  • free blood pressure screenings
  • hands-only CPR education and training

Strategies for managing diabetes and making healthy holiday meals will be the focus of a talk by Kelly Dabel, Beaumont Health registered dietitian.

Megan Husek, a registered dietitian with the Beaumont Weight Control Center, will discuss the benefits of eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight during the holidays. She will share tips about how to stay on track and navigate the minefield of high-fat and high-carb foods that become more readily available during the holidays. 

Beaumont Health Psychologist Katie Blasko will discuss innovative ways to manage stress during the holidays and a Beaumont fitness expert will provide insights on exercise and movement. 

Please enter the hospital from the north through the Emergency Drive. Continue straight and park in the northwest lot adjacent to the Moceri Learning Center outside entrance.

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. The event and parking are free, but space is limited and registration is recommended.

To register, call 800-633-7377 or visit classes.beaumont.org.