As schedules and lives get busier and increasingly hectic, it can be hard for some women to take the time to truly take care of themselves.
Organizers of the upcoming Live Well event are hoping to change that.
Returning in January, co-conveners Sue Cummings, and Lee Anne Caldwell-Polowick are looking forward to welcoming attendees on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A fundraising event by the May Court Club of Chatham celebrating women’s health and well-being, Live Well will be held at St. Paul’s Congregational Church on Park Avenue West, with the day’s activities including keynote speakers, mini fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, exhibits and vendors in health and wellness.
Some of the talks include Dr. Dax. Biondi’s ‘Metabolic Health Program,’ registered nurse Pat Kennedy’s ‘Breast Cancer is Preventable,’ as well as Dr. Elie Klein’s ‘How to Energize Your Hair, Skin & Nails’ and ‘For Your Heart’s Sake.’
Admission is $40 per person and includes participation in all of the day’s activities.
Previously held at the WISH Centre, organizers said the 2016 sold out event was an indication they needed a new space to grow and expand.
“We saw how successful the last event was two years ago. We were bursting at the seams,” said Caldwell-Polowick.
With the new location, the sky is the limit, allowing ample parking and a number of large rooms for the jam-packed day.
“We’re hoping we can get a lot of women out of all ages. There will be something for the young women in their teens to the women in their 90s and in between,” said Caldwell-Polowick.
A longstanding service organization, the May Court Club of Chatham has been supporting a number of projects for decades addressing the needs of women and children in the community.
One of the services they provide is their Emergency Lunch Box Program, providing nutritious snacks to students at 26 different elementary and secondary schools in Chatham-Kent.
“We also have a knitting group that knits hats and mittens that can be given to children at the schools or the women’s shelter,” said May Court Club of Chatham president Kris Stevens.
“We also try to give out grants occasionally if people request it, to the women’s shelter, the VON Kids Circle program, things like that,” explained Stevens.
Relying solely on its volunteers, events such as Live Well are crucial to fundraising for these programs.
‘It’s a great cause for women and children,” said Stevens.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at The Purple Pansy, The Healthy Habit, the YMCA, or online at cktickets.com or livewellck.com.