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Wellness Summit

Welcome To The 2020 Bethel Park Wellness Summit
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The Bethel Park School District and Municipality (both Live Well Allegheny Partners) hosted the first annual Bethel Park Wellness Summit, February 23-28 from 6-9 PM each evening at the Bethel Park Community Center.
 
The event was FREE and open to all Bethel Park residents, and coincided with the Recreation Department's annual "Try It" Week, where over 50 classes were available to try for free.
 
The Wellness Summit focused on three areas: Nutrition, Stress Reduction and Mental Health.  Each evening had a different theme, featuring a keynote speaker at 7 PM to address that day's topic.  Each night there were also be resource tables pertaining to the day's theme, with vendors offering various services and information.  There were also be raffles for gift certificates and other prizes.
 
To kick off the week, an Opening Ceremony for the entire family was held at 6 PM on Sunday, February 23, to provide an overview of the week.  Other activities included  a run on the track by students participating in the "Kids of Steel" running program as they prepared for the Pittsburgh Marathon's Kids Marathon in the spring. 
 
The week's themes, keynote speakers, topics and activities are listed below:
 
Sunday, February 23
Theme: Overall Wellness
Keynote Speaker: Judge Ron Arnoni and Brad Killmeyer
Topic: TBD
Other Activities: Vendor Information Tables and free samples.  Additionally, representatives from Auberle will be present to discuss options with those who are interested in becoming a foster parent.
Participating Organizations: Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic, OsteoStrong, Outreach Teen and Family Services, Allegheny County Health Department HIV/STD Program, Medical Marijuana Specialists, Mobility City, Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health, Auberle--Foster Care, Grace Awoken--Erin Commendatore, Your CBD Store--Bethel Park, Venture Outdoors, Cribs for Kids 
 
Monday, February 24
Theme: Mental Health
Keynote Speaker: Denise Morrow, Emotional Support Teacher and Parent
Topic: "Mental Health Support for Parents and Caregivers"
Other Activities: Vendor Information Tables to provide resources and emotional support. 
Participating Organizations: Outreach Teen and Family Services , Family Links, New Waters Counseling, Medical Marijuana Associates, Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health, Auberle--Foster Care, Your CBD Store--Bethel Park, Hope Grows, St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh Child Therapy
 
Tuesday, February 25
Theme: Nutrition
Keynote Speaker: Katie Dorian, Dietician from Metz Culinary Management
Topic: "Eating Well for Life"
Other Activities: Vendor Information Tables to share information about buying food that is fresh and grown locally, eating for life, and setting up a healthy eating plan for adults and children.  Additionally, representatives from Auberle will be present to discuss options with those who are interested in becoming a foster parent.
Participating Organizations: Allegheny County Health Department, Children's Hospital Department of Community Health, Metz and Associates, Auberle--Foster Care, Panera Bread, Farm To Table--Buy Fresh/Buy Local, St. Clair Hospital, Kira Martin, Your CBD Store--Bethel Park
 
Wednesday, February 26
Theme: Physical Health
Keynote Speaker: Rob Dingle, HSD, LAT, ATC; UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Outreach Coordinator
Topic: "Concussion Management"
Other Activities: Vendor Information Tables to provide health screenings, posture screenings, information on moving correctly and more! Additionally, representatives from Auberle will be present to discuss options with those who are interested in becoming a foster parent.
Participating Organizations: St. Clair Hospital (Stroke Education and Blood Pressure Screening), Allegheny County Health Department HIV/STD Program, Kelly Kuhn Physical Therapy, Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, UPMC Sports Medicine (Concussion), Allegheny County Health Department, Children's Hospital Department of Community Health, United Way--Physical Activity Benefits for Children, University of Pittsburgh Occupational Therapy, Medical Marijuana Associates, Lifeline Therapy, Auberle--Foster Care, Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Cribs for Kids, Hope Grows, Burn Boot Camp, Your CBD Store--Bethel Park
 
Thursday, February 27
Theme: Substance Abuse
Keynote Speaker: Natalie Mihalek, State Representative
Topic: "Drug Identification Seiminar"
Other Activities: Vendor Information Tables to provide information on the signs of substance abuse and what to look for to identify an issue, as well as resources to provide guidance and support.  Additionally, representatives from Auberle will be present to discuss options with those who are interested in becoming a foster parent.
Participating Organizations: Fraudin Advanced Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, A Place for Mom, Outreach Teen and Family Services , Allegheny County Health Department HIV/STD Program, Family Links, Medical Marijuana Associates, Allegheny County Office of Behavioral Health, Auberle--Foster Care, Heart of Gold--Pittsburgh Therapy Project, St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh Poison Center/Mr. Yuk, Auberle's Behavioral Health Department
 
Friday, February 28
Theme: Stress Reduction and Mindfulness
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Will Davies from the Allegheny Health Network
Topic: "Increasing Mindful Awareness to Relieve Stress"
Other Activities: Break Out Meditation Session at 6:30 PM (sign up at Table #6) and Vendor Information Tables to share ways to reach a more relaxed state.  Additionally, representatives from Auberle will be present to discuss options with those who are interested in becoming a foster parent.
Participating Organizations: A Place for Mom, Outreach Teen and Family Services, New Waters Counseling, Auberle--Foster Care, Grace Awoken--Erin Commendatore (Break Out Meditation Session at 6:30 PM--sign up at Table #6), Meditation and Mindfulness--Lisa Klein, Heart of Gold--Pittsburgh Therapy Project, Your CBD Store--Bethel Park, Hope Grows, St. Clair Hospital 
 
Attendees were appreciative of the free oppotunities to gain greater knowledge about how to improve their overall health and wellness.  It was a great week and we look forward to hosting another Wellness Summit in 2021!
 
Thank you to everyone who participated--as a Keynote Speaker, Provider Organization, Sponsor or Attendee!  You all helped to make this first event a big success!  Please click here to see some photos from the Summit. 

Thanks To Our Sponsors!

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Pittsburgh Technical College
Judge Ron Arnoni
Keynote Speaker -- Sunday, February 23
Judge Ron Arnoni
Brad Killmeyer
Keynote Speaker --
Sunday, February 23
Brad Killmeyer 
Denise Morrow
Keynote Speaker--Monday, February 24
Denise Morrow 
Katie Dorian
Keynote Speaker--February 25
Katie Dorian 
Rob Dingle
Keynote Speaker--February 26
Rob Dingle 
Natalie Mihalek
Keynote Speaker--February 27
Natalie Mihalek 
Dr. Will Davies
Keynote Speaker--February 28
Dr. Will Davies