Wellness Seminars


For questions, registration, or information regarding any of our Wellness Programming contact Wellness Director Sara Billings, sbillings@mandelljcc.org or 860-714-7132 






Women's Health Symposium

South of Your Border

Thursday, February 27 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Join us for a special women's Mexican-style event focused on you. A panel of female physicians will discuss OB/GYN issues, podiatry, integrative medicine and more concerns you may have south of your border. Light fare and refreshments served.


$10 per person.

Registration is required through Saint Francis, 877-783-7262, www.stfranciscare.org or sbillings@mandelljcc.org 




QiGong - Freedom of Stress

Tuesday, March 3 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted? QiGong is designed to make you feel all your tension melt away as you calm your mind and energize your body using the deep breath and slow, flowing movements of ancient Chinese healing exercises called QiGong (See-Gong means "Energy Work"). 


Risa Gaul, BS MQT Wellness/Stress Management Specialist


Free and open to the community. 





Healthy Smoothies

Tuesday, March 10 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Smoothies are made of fruits, vegetables and protein so you can mix and match to meet your fancy of taste. You will learn how to use many varieties of food to feel healthy. 


Instructed by Christopher Guaya - Juice Plus Consultant


Free and open to all. Registration required. 








Acupuncture for Healing

Thursday, March 26 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or help treat various health conditions for healing. 


Instructed by Christopher Gauya - Licensed Acupuncturist 


Free and open to all. Registration required. 








Bariatric Surgery

Informational Seminars

Thursday, March 19 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, March 26 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 18 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 23 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 20 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 


Join a physician from the bariatric surgery program at Saint Francis Hospital, to learn about bariatric surgery and the process before, during, and after the procedure. 


 Free and open to the community. Registration required 3 days prior. 






Plantar Fasciitis / Foot Pain

Informational Seminar

Tuesday, June 23 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and foot pain, and can dramatically impact daily life and overall activity level.s Join podiatrist Dr. Danielle Butto, as she discusses the clinical implications of plantar fasciitis and review the various treatment methods available. 


Free and open to the community. Registration is required 3 days prior. 



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