Through fun, inspiring and informative events, Spirit of Women will help motivate you to take action for your health and the health of your family.
Join the Rhythm Nation for the largest dance party in St. Louis! Learn the latest dance moves and the moves you can make for better health with a morning packed with dance fitness demonstrations, health screenings and health information. Registration is limited. Questions? Call 314-205-6706. Sponsored by St. Louis Magazine.
Conversations for Women
6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Lodge Des Peres
Thursday, March 5 | Preventing Falls
If you or a family member are over 65, this talk is for you! Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma and death from an injury among people age 65 and older. It is estimated that 1 in 3 older adults fall each year, but research has shown that many fall risks can be reduced. Learn useful information to help prevent falls using various interventions, especially balance and mobility training, medical management and environmental/home modifications.
Thursday, March 26 | Be on the Alert, Prevent Diabetes
Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it. Learn the signs of pre-diabetes and steps you can take to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.
Thursday, April 16 | Be Your Best
As we grow and change, so do our goals and challenges. Often, we just need to create a vision of what “being my best” means to us individually, and design a plan to get there. Learn what others are doing to lead long, productive and meaningful lives and learn how some of these strategies might help us to stay vibrant, active, energetic and interesting. Allow yourself to be your best.
Thursday, April 30 | Silent Night?
Does your partner keep you up half the night sounding like a bulldozer or a freight train? You aren't alone. Almost half of adults snore occasionally and 25% snore regularly. Occasional snoring is not dangerous but chronic snoring may require medical attention. Learn when snoring can be an indication of a more serious problem. Light dinner will be served.
Girl Talk: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful
Saturday, June 6
9 a.m. to Noon
St. Luke's Hospital Institute for Health Education
Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful is a program that offers preteen girls ages 11 and older a chance to celebrate their individuality and spend an informative, inspiring and fun afternoon with the important adults who have a positive influence in their lives. Interactive sessions and health experts will remind them why they need to recognize their inner beauty, celebrate their differences and focus on their positive attributes as they navigate through the preteen years and beyond. Fee: $5/person. Proceeds to support a nonprofit organization. Online registration is required. Questions? Call 314-205-6706.