Updated Workshop Schedule

Posted on Oct 9, 2017

Here is the UPDATED workshop speaker schedule for this Saturday’s Vim & Vigor event in Memorial Park!

10:30am – 11:00am – Environmental Wellness – Dr. Mina Lovrich-Kerr, Ret Environmental Chair SD County Env Hlt Servs

This inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings. It includes trying to live in harmony with the Earth by understanding the impact of your interaction with nature and your personal environment, and taking action to protect the world around you.


11:00am – 12:00pm – Physical Wellness – Breast Cancer – Joanne Thomasen, Health Educator, Every Woman Counts SD/Imperial Counties; and Hepatitis – Binh Tran, Pharm D, MS, MBA; Program Director, APHF; Clinical Professor, Scaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services.

Promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. It encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep your body in good condition. Obtaining optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture physical responsibility for your health. Major causes of death for Asian Americans (including Filams) are: cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. a. Prevention of breast Cancer Every woman Counts- A program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services. This includes clinical breast exam, mammograms, and Pap tests to eligible women in California. b.Prevention of Hepatitis – This is a current problem among the homeless population in SD County. Learn how it spreads and how you can help.


12:00pm – 1:00pm – Mental Health or Emotional Health – Virtud Oloan, PhD, RN-BC Advanced Practice Nurse, Behavioral Health, Scripps Mercy Hospital

Refers to your psychological well-being- the way you feel about yourself, the quality of your relationships, and the ability to manage your feelings, and deal with difficulties. *


1:00pm – 2:00pm – Social Wellness – Agnes Hajek – Program Manager, Social Worker, UPAC EMASS Program

Refers to relationships we have and how we interact with others. It involves building healthy, nurturing and supportive relationships and fostering genuine connection with those around you.


2:00pm – 3:00pm – Financial Wellness – Willie Racelis, Foresters Equity Services, Inc.

This involves the process of learning how to manage finances more efficiently. There are many resources around that can guide a person toward money-managing success. The important things to remember in maximizing financial wellness is that it is a process that does not occur immediately. Be proactive, don’t put it off, keep organized records of finances, plan ahead and set budget goals and balance this dimension with all the other aspects of wellness.


3:00pm – 4:00pm – Intellectual Wellness – Aurora Cudal-Rivera, PhD h.c. President, Congregational Tower Residents Association; and Merle Ramira, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN; Past PNA President, SD; PNAA Regional Vice-President,2016-2018; Director/Professor MSN/FNP Program, USU

This aspect encourages us to engage in creative and stimulating activities. These activities should expand our knowledge and skills while allowing you to share knowledge and skills with others. 7. Occupational Wellness This is seeking for or having a career that is interesting enjoyable, meaningful and Contribute to the larger society. It allows you to explore the various career options and encourages you to pursue the opportunities you enjoy most. This dimension recognizes the importance of satisfaction, enrichment, and meaning through work. *


4:00pm – 5:00pm – Spiritual Wellness – John Cometa, Chaplain

This aspect allows you to develop a set of values that help you seek meaning and purpose to life. Spirituality can be represented in many ways, i.e. through personal relationship with a Higher Being, religion, meditation, and serving others. Being spiritual also means knowing resources to help cope with issues that come up in individual life such as prayer.