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Well-Being

October 28, 2010

Well-Being in Brief: 10/28/2010

Program urges laughter for health

TRAVERSE CITY — Sister Sue Tracy, OP, believes that humor and laughter are vital nutrients for the well-being of the body, mind and spirit. She will share her ideas at the next meeting of the Grand Traverse Area Young Onset Parkinson's Support Group.

Sister Tracy is the meeting chaplain. Her program, "Laff Jest for the Health of It," will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Munson Community Health Center Room A&B, 550 Munson Ave. Anyone interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease is welcome.

For more information, call 256-1323 or 862-3234.

Conversation on teen sexual health

TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are required by Wednesday, Nov. 3, for a community conversation on adolescent sexual health.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about key sexual health issues facing young people today and obtain community feedback about local needs, concerns and resources.

The target audience includes parents, other caring adults, young people and professionals from various settings.

It is sponsored by the Michigan Coalition on Adolescent Sexual Health under the umbrella of the Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health.

"Let's Talk: Community Conversation About Adolescent Sexual Health" will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District's Career-Tech Center's ITV room, 880 Parsons Road. Only 25 spots are available and dinner will be provided. For details or to register, contact Laurie Bassett, 342-0891 or lbassettmc@aol.com.

West Shore hosts free health expo

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College's Women's Resource Center and the Allied Health and Nursing Department will host their 10th annual Health Expo.

The free event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Schoenherr Campus Center, 3000 N. Stiles Road. Professionals in various physical, educational, medical, mental and holistic health fields will be on hand with materials on a variety of health-related topics.

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