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Lifelong Learning focuses on health

September is the month to focus on the emotional and physical health of men and women at Stetson University’s Center at Celebration. Stetson’s Lifelong Learning program, which offers the best kind of education with information that can be put to use now, will offer four programs in the fall semester, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the University Center in Celebration.

“Education can be the key to good healthcare,” said Stetson Lifelong Learning director Emily Richardson, Ph.D. “The four programs we are offering in the fall are designed to benefit both men and women to help you thrive in place so you can be and do your best for yourself and your loved ones,” she said. All four programs will feature the professional expertise of medical doctors, surgeons and counselors from Florida Hospital Celebration and other professionals in local health-related fields.

Four of the top surgeons and radiologists at Florida Hospital Celebration, including Drs. Olga Ivanov, Roxanne Sylora, Jennie Yoon and Karen Wiercinski, will give comprehensive lectures for the Breast Health and Wellness program. They will offer current guidelines in screening, common benign and malignant diagnoses, and offer information on up-to-date treatment options. This program will also offer guidelines about proper nutrition/exercise and other healthy lifestyle options for good breast health. This program begins Sept. 17, and runs for three weeks.

“Skin care is another important component to enjoying good health at any age,” said Richardson. In another workshop that will start on Sept. 17, the cumulative effects of stress, hormones, environment and even lack of sleep will be addressed. “Under the guidance of Carrie Reed, lead esthetician and massage therapist at the Fitness Centre and Day Spa at Florida Hospital, students will learn three essential factors: Prevent, Protect and Correct,” said Richardson.

The relationship between genealogy and one’s health will be the topic of a workshop beginning Sept. 19. “If you understand your personal disease risk, you can help guide your family in making the very best healthcare and lifestyle choices,” said Richardson. Genealogy and Your Health will be led by Alexis Saire, from the Fitness Centre and Day Spa at Celebration Health, and Pat Levinson, educator and member of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.

“Good communication within the family becomes increasingly important with age,” said Richardson. “In the session entitled Long Term Planning, you can learn best practices and solutions to resolve difficulties and misunderstandings with loved ones.” Presenters for this session beginning Oct. 31, include counselors and consultants Alexandra McKentley, Anne Lucas, Carol Potochney, Stephen Ministries and Lennie Burke, mediator.

To register for Stetson’s Lifelong Learning sessions, plan to attend the Stetson Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Stetson Center located at 800 Celebration Ave., Suite 104, in Celebration. For more information, contact Toni Castillo at lifelong@stetson.edu, or call (321) 939-7630.