Jr. League of Greater Covington and Lakeview Regional Host Girls’ Health Day

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Lakeview Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with the Junior League of Greater Covington, will host a Girls’ Health Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10am until 12:30pm on Lakeview Regional’s Northshore hospital campus. The theme “Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.” incorporates the topics of girl’s health issues, including self esteem, healthy eating, and internet safety.

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“Girls’ Health Day is designed to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 6 and 16,” states Dr. Brandee Simon-Davis, Girls’ Health Day organizer and physician at Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, in collaboration with the Junior League of Greater Covington, will host a Girls’ Health Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 10am until 12:30pm on Lakeview Regional’s Northshore hospital campus. The theme “Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.” incorporates the topics of girl’s health issues, including self esteem, healthy eating, and internet safety.

“Girls’ Health Day is designed to promote healthy, positive behaviors in girls between the ages of 6 and 16,” states Dr. Brandee Simon-Davis, Girls’ Health Day organizer and physician at Lakeview Regional Medical Center. “When girls are given the tools they need to be strong at a young age, they will grow up to be strong women, and know how to make responsible and healthy choices.”

Girls will take part in discussions presented by Sherrí Hansen (owner/director of Culinary Kids), Christine Howell, MEd, NCC, LPC (local practicing counselor), Emily Ruffino (Franco’s trainer and nutritionist), Catherine Wilburn, MD (owner of Nutrition Company), social media safety and internet safety, Noah Cockfield, IT Director. Louisiana State Troopers will discuss seat belt and booster seat safety, and distribute materials on bullying. Girls will learn about making healthy food choices by Junior League Kids in the Kitchen; and fitness/health interactive activities will take place. Several local health and wellness vendors will be present to provide information to help girls educate themselves on topics relevant to their own lives. Other activities will include free health screenings (vision, hearing, BMI measurements and blood pressure assessments) by local physicians. The event also includes an opportunity to “Be a Doctor for the Day”—experience the Di Vinci robot by performing simulated surgical activities using the surgical robot. Please see the schedule, as well as vendors that will be coming below:

Girls’ Health Day Schedule:
10:00am-12:30pm: Di Vinci Robot, Simulated Surgical Activity
10:00am: Puberty & Changes to Expect, Kelly Brewster, MSN, WHNP, Center for Women’s Health
10:30am: Healthy Eating, Dr. Catherine Wilbert, ND, Nutrition Company
11:00am: Zumba, Gretchen James, Franco’s Health Club
11:45am: Internet Safety & Social Media, IT Director Noah Cockfield

Girls’ Health Day Vendors:
Bullying: Christine Howell
Franco’s Health Club, Emily: Fitness Director
Seat Belt Safety & Bullying: Louisiana State Troopers
Cooking Demonstration: Culinary Kids, Sherri Hansen
Kids in the Kitchen: Junior League
Lakeview Regional Physician Group: Blood Pressure Checks & BMI measurements
Instar Counseling: Christine Howell
Eye Screening: Eye Care 20/20
Braincore Therapy: Care Chiropractic Clinic
St. Tammany Parish Communication District 911
Massages, provided by: Premier Chiropractic
Dental Hygiene: Bippos Dentistry
Pollinating Kindness: Linda Armantrout
Car Safety & Bullying: Louisiana State Troopers
NAMI, National Alliance of Mental Illness

For more information on Girls’ Health Day at our Northshore hospital please call (985) 867-3900.

Lakeview Regional Medical Center: Conveniently located on the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain just south of I-12 on 190, Lakeview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is a 172-bed, full-service, acute care, community hospital that has been delivering high-quality, cost effective health care for over 35 years. Lakeview Regional offers the highest quality patient care through state of the art technology and employs 850 highly trained and dedicated staff members. For more information about LRMC, please visit http://www.lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-3800. The hospital is located on 53 acres at 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, Louisiana 70433.

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