ISHPEMING — Several local health organizations are teaming up this weekend to put on a special event just for women.
On Saturay, March 7, the first ever Women’s Health Expo will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Westwood High School. The health expo will feature educational presentations, health screenings, health–related vendors, and a pampering station.
The event is co–presented by U.P. Home Health & Hospice and the Upper Peninsula Health Plan. U.P. Home Health Hospice Community Services Director Kori Tossava says they’re excited to bring so many local organizations together to promote women’s health.
“Women’s health, and health in general, is important,” Tossava said. “And we knew that there was a need for this in our community, to be able to bring something like this that includes our agency, other health care agencies, other hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in the community to all get together in one location so that if people have questions they can go there and learn a little bit more.”
Tossava says that for many women, making time for their own health often takes a back seat to the health of their loved ones. The Women’s Health Expo gives them a day to focus on their own health.
“Health is important for everybody to be able to place at the forefront, but oftentimes women put theirs on the backburner,” said Tossava. “Anything from taking care of their kids to taking care of their parents, to trying to take care of themselves. So this way we were able to kind of put all of the pieces in one place at one time, so that while we know that there are a lot of different things going on and they may be juggling a lot of different responsibilities, this is a time where they can come for a half hour or for the full day and get what they want out of it.”
For a link to registration and a full list of presenters and topics, click here.