stethoscopeOur event will emphasize physical wellness by our entertainment and interactive activities present at our event, but you will find something for everyone who is seeking to improve any of the eight aspects of total wellness in their own lives.  The variety of workshops and live demos will ensure there is something for everyone.  Whether you want to learn about eating better, get a blood pressure screening, learn about financial security, get information on mental health, learn about ways to prevent cancer, or just have a good time – we will have it all at this arts and wellness event.

Our workshop schedule for Vim & Vigor this last year’s event is below!  Look forward to more great speakers and topics for 2017!

Time of Day Subject Speaker & Title
10:00 AM – 10:25 AM Introduction to the Eight Aspects of Total Wellness Dr. Ofelia Dirige, President, Kalusugan + Kalakasan Center for Health and Wellness
10:30 AM – 10:55 AM 1.Environmental Wellness Dr. Mina Kerr, San Diego County Department of Health & Human Services
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM 2. Mental Wellness Dr. Virtud Oloan, Advanced Practice Nurse, -RN-BC Scripps Mercy Hospital
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM 3. Intellectual Wellness Dr. Ofelia Dirige, President, Kalusugan + Kalakasan Center for Health and Wellness
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM 4. Physical Wellness
a. Cancer
Demy West MPH, Program Manager, American Cancer Society
1:00 PM – 1:25 PM b. Heart Disease and Stroke Erlinda Mascardo, Retired , RN, BSN, PHN, Balboa Hospital
1:30 PM – 1:55 PM c. Diabetes Dr. Ceferina Ruiz, MD. Colonel, Retired
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM 5. Social Wellness Ms. Agnes Hajek, Social Worker, Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC)
2:30 PM – 2:55 PM 6. Occupational Wellness Dr. Merlie Ramira, DNP, ARN, PNAA Regional VP, Western Region & Emma Abutin, RN, PHN, MPH, Retired Public Health Nurse Manager, SD HHSA
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 7. Spiritual Wellness Pastor Rick Narag, Peace of Christ Church
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 8. Financial Wellness Willie Racelis, Foresters Equity Services
Summary & Conclusion Moderator: Lydia Duro, RN