Longview hospital's Healthy Woman Program celebrates 2 years

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Regional Medical Center:

LONGVIEW, TX - For two years, Longview Regional Medical Center's Healthy Woman program has empowered women in our area to support a healthy body, mind and spirit for themselves and their loved ones.  Longview Regional's Healthy Woman's free programs have offered seminars, educational programs and interactive events that focus on both women, men, their health and lifestyle. The program is dedicated to improving the emotional, physical and fiscal well-being of women and the families for which they care.

The Healthy Woman Anniversary Celebration; Women's EXPO and Dinner Program will take place on Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at Maude Cobb Activity Center.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the FREE Women's EXPO, which continues until 6:00 p.m..  Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the doors will open in the exhibit hall and The Summit Club will cater a fabulous dinner featuring tenderloin with savory mushroom sauce, grilled chicken with lemon butter, sun-dried tomato risotto, garlic broccoli, an incredible salad and a wonderful dessert & coffee.  They will follow the magnificent meal with Humorist and Motivational speaker, Susie Oberdahlhoff, or better known as Susie "O".  She will be presenting "Kids, Crops, Sows & Plows:  Life Happens - Learn to Bounce."  When arriving at the event, all are welcome and enjoy the complimentary valet parking, located at the main entrance of the Maude Cobb.

Anyone who would like to attend, please call the Longview Regional's Business Office to purchase your tickets.  Tickets are available for purchase Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by calling our Reservation Line, after hours, at 903-242-3400.  Tickets are $15.00 each or a reserved table of 8 people is $100.00.  The Business Office accepts cash, check or credit card.  Tickets and seating is limited, so please call today to make reservations.

The Healthy Woman program moved to a new online platform earlier this month.  On this great new, social media site www.healthywomanonline.com , new and existing members can register for upcoming events, read timely health articles, and exchange messages with like-minded Healthy Woman friends. Members will also have access to an award-winning online health library that includes 12,000 adult and pediatric topics in both English and Spanish.   "We wanted a current, streamlined way to reach our members who are primarily between the ages of 24 to 65 to give them an easy way to register for events, as well as be the first to receive upcoming event information," said Claire Henderson, Marketing and Public Relations for LRMC and the Healthy Woman Coordinator. "Plus, it's a great way to be green and economical with printing and postage."  To confirm that you would like to remain or become a free Healthy Woman member, you will need to sign up for new membership and create an account at www.healthywomanonline.com

The 2010 monthly Healthy Woman presentations have covered everything from pertinent information on heart disease, cancer, learning disabilities, nutrition, breast cancer awareness, Barrett's esophagus, heat exhaustion, skin cancer, prostate cancer and other health threats. They celebrate the Anniversary of the program each August and end the year with a fun-filled Holiday Party!

"As a Healthy Woman member, you have on-going opportunities to attend free monthly events designed to educate you about developing a healthier body, mind and spirit. Your health is at the heart of this program!," said Claire Henderson, Marking and Public

Relations for Longview Regional, and Healthy Woman Coordinator. A sounding board of 14 local businesswomen serves the hospital as the Healthy Woman Advisory Council (HWAC) to help identify areas in which women in our community have concerns and/or interests.