23rd Annual Wellness Day for Women

Saturday, March 4, 2023
7:00am – 1:00pm

C.B Pennington, Jr. Conference Center at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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We’re focusing on mind and body wellness this year by bringing back our popular health screenings and offering a variety of great activities, so come dressed to do the 1-mile walk around the lake, participate in our fun outdoor fitness stations, and try out an entry-level Tai Chi class!

Schedule of Events

7:00 am Check-In for Pre-Registrants Only; Screenings & Exhibits Open
Bottled water and light breakfast items will be available at check-in
8:00 am Fitness Stations Open (around the lake)
Station 1: Stretching
Station 2: Low Impact Circuit Training
8:15 am Walk for Wellness
Enjoy our 1-mile trail around the lake at your own pace with some of Pennington Biomedical's knowledgeable staff. Can't make it at 8:15? That's okay! You can walk the path on your own at any time. Our exercise stations around the lake will be open until 10:30.
9:00 am &
9:45 am
Tai Chi Classes (30 minutes)
Woman’s Center for Wellness staff will lead you through the basics of Tai Chi with this entry-level class for all fitness levels. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic teaching is given on focused attention, balance and weight shifting.
10:30 am Educational Talks (30 minutes)
  1. “Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Rhythms and Stroke: Learn Risk Considerations” – Mark Pollet, MD, FACC, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
  2. “Head and Neck Cancer in Women” – Ruala Mualla, MD, OLOL Cancer Institute
  3. “Self-Care: Is It Selfish?” – Heather Ellingson, PsyD, Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group
Can’t make it to the talks? They will be recorded and posted on the PBRC YouTube Channel, so you can watch anytime!
11:00 am &
11:45 am
Hands Only CPR Demonstration
American Heart Association will lead a demonstration on how to safely perform CPR.
12:30 pm To-Go Boxed Lunches available (1 per person)
12:30 am Screening Lines & Fitness Stations Close
1:00 pm Event Ends


Passport to Wellness Card

Upon entry, all women age 18+ will receive a Passport to Wellness Card. As you participate in activities, you will receive stamps on your card. Before you leave, show your card to get a prize!


Health Screenings, Vaccinations, and Blood Donations

Health Screenings  (while supplies last)

  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Glucose*
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Colorectal Cancer Kits
  • EKGs
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mammograms (by appointment only at: https://pogo.marybird.com/ create account and register through the link)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stroke Risk
  • Total Lipid Panel
  • Oral cancer
  • HIV

*Note: For blood glucose screenings, fasting is not required, but eating or drinking in the 9-12 hours prior to your test could affect the accuracy of your test results.


Albertsons Pharamcy will have Flu, Shingles, Tdap, Pneumonia, Hepatitis A/B Vaccines available. All vaccinations will be billed to your insurance provider.

OLOL Blood Donations

Our Lady of the Lake Mobile Blood Donation Center will be on-site to collect blood donations. All blood types are needed, so please consider donating blood while at the event. To view their Frequently Asked Questions about Blood Donations, please visit: https://ololrmc.com/ways-to-give/blood-donor-center/blood-donor-faqs



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Associate Sponsor

People's Health Logo


In-Kind Sponsors

BR Cardiology Logo MBP Cancer Center Woman's Logo Team Blue Logo OLOL Cancer Logo Jason's Deli Logo MacLaff Coke Logo Trader Joe's 


Space is Limited! Pre-Registration is strongly recommended!


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