Speakers & Sessions

General & Fitness Sessions

REFIT Fitness Demonstration, 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Provided by Woman’s Center for Wellness
REFIT combines several elements of fitness into one power-packed session. While the focus is structured around Cardio Dance movements, toning and flexibility, strength training and stretching are also incorporated into this fun workout that is great for any age or fitness level.

Fit for You: One-on-one fitness assessments and exercise tips provided by local fitness professionals. Free chair massages for participants, 9:15 am – 11:15 am
Participating organizations: Go Physical Therapy, MaxFitness, Spectrum Fitness & Medical Wellness, YMCA of the Capital Area, and St. Michel Day Spa

General Session: Heart Healthy Cooking Demonstration, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Darrin Breaux, MD, Cardiologist, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center
Chenoa Farrell, Holistic Health Coach and CEO, Feel Good Mama
Food donated by Whole Foods Market


Breakout Sessions (9:15 am – 10:00 am and 10:15 am – 11:00 am)

Presentations that are given during the breakout sessions will be given twice, the first time from 9:15-10:00 am and then again from 10:15-11:00 am.

Healthy Skin at Every Age
April Sanchez, MD, Dermatologist, OLOL Physician Group

Eat, Sleep, Work, Play. Repeat. - Find a Healthy Pattern
Cathy Carmichael, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, Registered Dietitian, Pennington Biomedical

How to Live in a Hurting World
Julie Alleman, M.Ed., LPC, LMFT, LAC, Professional Counselor, Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center

Breast Cancer: How to Reduce Your Risk
Mindy Bowie, MD, Breast Surgeon Oncologist, Woman's Hospital

Medicare Changes for 2018: What You Need to Know!
Ron Williams, Senior Health Insurance Information Program, Louisiana Dept. of Insurance

Sexual Health for the Aging Woman
Terrie Thomas, MD, OB/GYN, Associates in Women’s Health