Healthy Habits and Wellness event held at Misericordia University on Aug. 9


By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com



Laura Toole, of Scranton, participates in Tai Chi during state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University.


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Lynn Busch, of Dallas, left, looks over information on Lyme disease with NEPA Regional Leader Michele Cassetori of the PA Lyme Resource Network.


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Instructor Doreen Rakowski leads a group of women in a yoga class at state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University.


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Lois Elick, left, of the PA Dept. of Health, talks about Lyme disease with Nancy Restaino, of Jackson Township, and Donna Baloga, of Lehman Township.


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Metz Culinary Management sous chef Mike Griffin leads a healthy cooking demonstration at state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University.


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    DALLAS TWP. — The second annual Healthy Habits and Wellness event was held at Misericordia University on Aug. 9.

    The event, sponsored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties) featured over 30 vendors with information that included home medical care, chiropractic care, nutrition, as well as social media safety, employment and much more.

    The two-hour event was held in the Sandy & Marlene Insalaco Hall at Misericordia University, 301 Lake Road.

    “The purpose of the event is to provide people with resources for a healthy body, mind and life,” said event organizer Johnna Evans, the non-credit and special program coordinator for the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at Misericordia University.

    Healthy Habits and Wellness featured seven speakers presenting a variety of topics that included legal advice with attorney Ron Santora, “Smoking Cessation” by Eileen Panzarella of Pathway to Recovery and “Alzheimer’s Anonymous” with Jeffrey Dauber of the Alzheimer’s Association.

    Several demonstrations were held held, including Tai Chi with Doreen Rakowski, stress management at work with Christine Jensen and healthy cooking with Joe Sweeney from Metz Catering.

    Also, a drug drop box was on hand to collect unused prescription drugs for safe disposal, courtesy of the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office.

    Laura Toole, of Scranton, participates in Tai Chi during state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University.
    http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_TDP081317Health_1.jpgLaura Toole, of Scranton, participates in Tai Chi during state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Lynn Busch, of Dallas, left, looks over information on Lyme disease with NEPA Regional Leader Michele Cassetori of the PA Lyme Resource Network.
    http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_TDP081317Health_2.jpgLynn Busch, of Dallas, left, looks over information on Lyme disease with NEPA Regional Leader Michele Cassetori of the PA Lyme Resource Network. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Instructor Doreen Rakowski leads a group of women in a yoga class at state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University.
    http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_TDP081317Health_3.jpgInstructor Doreen Rakowski leads a group of women in a yoga class at state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Lois Elick, left, of the PA Dept. of Health, talks about Lyme disease with Nancy Restaino, of Jackson Township, and Donna Baloga, of Lehman Township.
    http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_TDP081317Health_4.jpgLois Elick, left, of the PA Dept. of Health, talks about Lyme disease with Nancy Restaino, of Jackson Township, and Donna Baloga, of Lehman Township. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    Metz Culinary Management sous chef Mike Griffin leads a healthy cooking demonstration at state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University.
    http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_TDP081317Health_5.jpgMetz Culinary Management sous chef Mike Griffin leads a healthy cooking demonstration at state Rep. Karen Boback’s 2017 Healthy Habits and Wellness Event at Misericordia University. Bill Tarutis | For Dallas Post

    By Eileen Godin

    egodin@timesleader.com

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

    Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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