St. Louis NORC plans four-part health series

Join the St. Louis NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) for “Building Health and Wellness: A Self-Advocacy Series,” taking place on the four Wednesdays in August. Participants may attend single sessions or the full series.

Participants will learn strategies and gain confidence in health and wellness advocacy, enhance self-awareness and decision-making for taking action in key areas of life for physical, mental, social and emotional health.  

The first workshop is presented by Occupational Therapist Peggy Neufeld, and focuses on steps for building self-management and resiliency. All session takes place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. August 7 at the Jewish Federation Kopolow Building Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur.

The remaining sessions take place at the Jewish Community Center, all from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

• On Aug. 14, Helen Lach, gerontological clinical nurse specialist and St. Louis University associate professor, will offer skills for  managing ongoing health conditions and medications, and talking with doctors.

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• On Aug. 21, Psychologist Ronni Kahn speaks about emotional wellness and coping with change in relationships. 

• The final workshop, on Aug. 28, will feature Jonty Felsher, physical therapist, offering skills in managing physical fitness, balance and pain.  

Sessions are free and open to the community, but RSVPs are required to Laura at 314-442-3255.