Way to Wellness Expo

Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Winona Middle School
1570 Homer Road, Winona, Minn.

Way to Wellness
Winona Health and our community partners are proud to present the second annual Way to Wellness Expo. Together with Winona Area Lions Clubs, Live Well Winona, Winona Area Public Schools, and Winona Family YMCA, we welcome you to join us for a fun day filled with the education and motivation you need to create your healthiest life yet.

The 2017 Wellness Expo will be held at the Winona Middle School in Winona, MN. We anticipate over 600 attendees from all over southeastern MN and western WI. The Expo will be FREE and open to the public in order to encourage event attendance.

As an area wellness expo, we are focused on finding local health and wellness vendors for our participants. All vendors will be screened by the Wellness Expo Committee, who will focus on interactive exhibits to educate the consumer. Preference will be given to local businesses and programs and vendors who offer free health screenings and demonstrations to motivate participants to make positive behavior changes. The Way to Wellness Expo is a No Commerce Site; direct sales will not be made on-site.

All staff, materials and activities in your exhibit must support health and wellness. With a focus on education and motivation, all on-site commerce is strongly discouraged. Participants can be invited to contact you outside of the Wellness Expo if they choose to purchase your products.

The Expo will provide an 8×10 booth space that includes one 6-foot table and two chairs. Double size booths are only available to event sponsors. All banners, advertisements, giveaways, and additional supplies will be the responsibility of the vendor.

Costs for booth space:

  • Local non-profit (within 50 miles) = $0
  • Local for profit (within 50 miles) = $100
  • Non-profit more than 50 miles away = $30
  • For profit more than 50 miles away = $200

Expo Terms & Conditions:

  • All set up will be completed by Saturday, February 25 at 8:45 a.m.
  • Vendor booth will be staffed and open for the duration of the Expo.
  • All vendors will breakdown and clean up area beginning at 1:00 p.m. All materials will be removed by 2:00 p.m.
  • Vendor agrees that displays will not intrude on aisles or adjacent exhibitors.
  • Exhibitor agrees NOT to use the Wellness Expo logo or name on any merchandise for sale without permission from the Wellness Expo Committee.
  • No refunds will be made for vendors who fail to occupy space.
  • Vendor is responsible for the cost of moving in and out and is liable for any damage caused to the exhibit space in connection with the exhibit.
  • Vendor assumes the responsibility for loss, theft, or destruction of goods or for personal injuries to him/herself, his/her employees, agents, representative and will hold harmless the Wellness Expo and Winona Middle School.
  • Booth assignment and use may not be transferred in any manner.
  • The Wellness Expo reserves the right to make any last minute changes of booth space.
  • The Wellness Expo is not responsible for vendor profitability.

Vendor applications can be accessed by clicking here.


Way to Wellness Seminars

New for 2017, most of our seminar speakers will present twice during the Expo. Many 2016 attendees expressed a desire to attend more sessions. This year’s schedule will allow you to do that. The 9:30 a.m. seminars will be repeated at 11:30 a.m., and the 10:30 a.m. seminars will be repeated at 12:30 p.m. (with the exception of Hands Only CPR).

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Saturday, February 25, 2017 Seminar Schedule

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Hy-Vee Bus – What exactly does a healthy lunch look like? Explore your lunchtime options in the Hy-Vee bus in the Expo parking lot. Learn new ways to include all food groups and how to make nutritious lunches simple and affordable.

Speakers: Jennifer Holden, Dietitian, Winona Hy-Vee

9:30 a.m.


Room M100-1 – In Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that what patients and families want is a good quality of life. He offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Enjoy the PBS Frontline special, “Being Mortal,” followed by discussion and dialogue.

Speaker: Sheila Skeels, Social Worker, Winona Health


Room 104-1 – Understanding how credit scores are determined and how credit risk is evaluated could help you raise your score over time. Learn how to manage your credit, safely access your credit report, and minimize credit card fraud.

Speakers: Joyce Perry, Retail Banking Officer, and Jacque Banicki, Client Service Representative, Winona National Bank


Room M100-1 – Whether you have had diabetes for years, just learned you have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes, this presentation will help you learn how to live, and thrive, with diabetes.

Speaker: Theresa Hoyles, RD, CDE, Winona Health


Large Gym – Parents, grab the kids and join this fun-loving dynamic duo for the latest on how movement is magic for the brain! They’ll show you how putting some WEEEEEE! back in the day will make your child (and you) stronger, smarter, happier and healthier!

Speaker: Paula Gold & Amy Brenengen, Communities Off ‘N Funning


Room 204-1 – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18% of adults and 12% of children. Research shows that children with untreated anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. Likewise, untreated anxiety in adults results in difficulty with interpersonal, social, and occupational functioning. This presentation will broaden perspectives on anxiety disorders and provide practical methods which can be put into practice.

Speaker: Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC, August Integrative Therapy


Room 270 – Explore the mind-body connection as it relates to grief and trauma. We will do a seated yoga sequence along with a mindfulness meditation geared toward people who are either dealing with grief and trauma themselves or working with grieving clients.

Speaker: Jennifer Monsos, Wellness Coach, Simplicity Wellness


10:30 a.m.


Room 220 – Kick it up a notch with amazing stir fry ideas from our kitchen to yours. Ideal for everyone seeking a healthier lifestyle, from people with diabetes to brand new health nuts. Our dietitians will share healthy options for different eating needs as you enjoy these delicious dishes.

Speakers: Matt Repaal, Chef, Krystal Peterson, Catering Coordinator; and Anna Hudson, Dietitian, Winona Health


Room M100-1 – Learn more about your physical activity vital sign (PAVS). Learn simple strategies for tracking PAVS and how people involved in health, human services, education, medicine or caregiving can use PAVS to promote wellbeing.

Speakers: Derek Madsen, CEO, & Nate Jahn, Operations Director, Winona Family YMCA


Room 103-1 – The NEW science around sleep reveals many complexities and new challenges for us to get a good night’s sleep. We’ll go deep into how sleep works, its effect on the body and mind, surprising major health issues that come from insomnia and what you can do using self-care and wellness strategies. You will leave with multiple tools you can implement right away and a new appreciation of how complex sleep really is.
You will discover:

  • Why we need sleep
  • Why you can’t sleep soundly
  • New sleep strategies you can use today!

Speakers: Carol Ebert, carolebert.com


Room 7W – What should you do if you see a loved one or a stranger collapse? If you don’t know, Helen Bagshaw, CCRN, will offer a free Hands Only CPR workshop to teach you, your friends and family how to help someone having sudden cardiac arrest. The workshops will be informative and fun. All ages 12 and older are welcome. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Speakers: Helen Bagshaw, RN, Winona Health


Room 203-1 – (FOCUS: Children 5-8) This break-out session is for children and their families to learn mindfulness skills which can support overall mental health and happiness. Mindfulness practice can help reduce stress and anxiety, increase the ability to pay attention, lessen the distractions of the mind and help develop a deeper sense of empathy and compassion for oneself and others. This fun, interactive session will include practical skills that participants can take home and practice together.

Speakers: Trish Johnson, Director, Manitou Center


Room 260 – Studies on the brain have taught us many new things. The ACE study found that children who had adverse experiences before the age of 18 could see an increase in physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. By asking the right questions, we can understand that some behavior is not out of rebellion but is biologically based.

Speakers: Dr. Ruth A. Charles, MSW, PhD, LCSW Professor, Social Work Department, ACE Interface, Winona State University


11:30 a.m.


Room M100-4 – In Being Mortal, surgeon Atul Gawande argues that what patients and families want is a good quality of life. He offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Enjoy the PBS Frontline special, “Being Mortal,” followed by discussion and dialogue.

Speaker: Sheila Skeels, Social Worker, Winona Health


M100-1 – Concussions are one of the most common sport-related injuries, but they are not limited to sports. Learn about concussion prevention, signs and symptoms, as well as the team approach to concussion care at Winona Health.

Speakers: Natalie Garrison, DPT, Winona Health


Room 104-1 – Understanding how credit scores are determined and how credit risk is evaluated could help you raise your score over time. Learn how to manage your credit, safely access your credit report, and minimize credit card fraud.

Speakers: Joyce Perry, Retail Banking Officer, and Jacque Banicki, Client Service Representative, Winona National Bank


Large Gym – Parents, grab the kids and join this fun-loving dynamic duo for the latest on how movement is magic for the brain! They’ll show you how putting some WEEEEEE! back in the day will make your child (and you) stronger, smarter, happier and healthier!

Speaker: Paula Gold & Amy Brenengen, Communities Off ‘N Funning


Room 204-1 – Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18% of adults and 12% of children. Research shows that children with untreated anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse. Likewise, untreated anxiety in adults results in difficulty with interpersonal, social, and occupational functioning. This presentation will broaden perspectives on anxiety disorders and provide practical methods which can be put into practice.

Speaker: Erica Thibodeaux, MS, LPC, August Integrative Therapy


Room 270 – Explore the mind-body connection as it relates to grief and trauma. We will do a seated yoga sequence along with a mindfulness meditation geared toward people who are either dealing with grief and trauma themselves or working with grieving clients.

Speaker: Jennifer Monsos, Wellness Coach, Simplicity Wellness


12:30 p.m.


Room 220 – Kick it up a notch with amazing stir fry ideas from our kitchen to yours. Ideal for everyone seeking a healthier lifestyle, from people with diabetes to brand new health nuts. Our dietitians will share healthy options for different eating needs as you enjoy these delicious dishes.

Speakers: Matt Repaal, Chef, Krystal Peterson, Catering Coordinator; and Anna Hudson, Dietitian, Winona Health


Room M100-1 – Learn more about your physical activity vital sign (PAVS). Learn simple strategies for tracking PAVS and how people involved in health, human services, education, medicine or caregiving can use PAVS to promote wellbeing.

Speakers: Derek Madsen, CEO, & Nate Jahn, Operations Director, Winona Family YMCA


Room 103-1 – The NEW science around sleep reveals many complexities and new challenges for us to get a good night’s sleep. We’ll go deep into how sleep works, its effect on the body and mind, surprising major health issues that come from insomnia and what you can do using self-care and wellness strategies. You will leave with multiple tools you can implement right away and a new appreciation of how complex sleep really is.
You will discover:

  • Why we need sleep
  • Why you can’t sleep soundly
  • New sleep strategies you can use today!

Speakers: Carol Ebert, carolebert.com


Room 204-1 – Music therapy is a growing health care option around the nation as well as in the local region.  Come learn more about the history of music therapy, clinical uses of music, and how music therapy is used with various ages and diagnoses to target goals related to social, emotional, physical, and cognitive wellbeing.  Music therapists will share their experiences and engage the audience in opportunities to explore music therapy interventions and equipment used in the work of a music therapist.

Speakers: Amy Schaack, MT-BC, WMTR and Katherine Sherrill, MT-BC, WMTR


Room 203-1 – (FOCUS: Children 5-8) This break-out session is for children and their families to learn mindfulness skills which can support overall mental health and happiness. Mindfulness practice can help reduce stress and anxiety, increase the ability to pay attention, lessen the distractions of the mind and help develop a deeper sense of empathy and compassion for oneself and others. This fun, interactive session will include practical skills that participants can take home and practice together.

Speakers: Trish Johnson, Director, Manitou Center


Room 260 – Studies on the brain have taught us many new things. The ACE study found that children who had adverse experiences before the age of 18 could see an increase in physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life. By asking the right questions, we can understand that some behavior is not out of rebellion but is biologically based.

Speakers: Dr. Ruth A. Charles, MSW, PhD, LCSW Professor, Social Work Department, ACE Interface, Winona State University


New! Fitness Samplers

FITNESS SCHEDULE
TIME CLASS & DESCRIPTION LOCATION INSTRUCTOR
9:15-9:45 Kick Start Cardio** – Expect to work hard, get your heart rate up, and have fun doing a variety of exercises using your own body weight! Small Gym Kasi Johnson
10:00-10:30 Barre* – Blends elements of ballet, yoga and pilates to an upbeat and motivating soundtrack. You’ll sweat, your legs will quake, you’ll work to fatigue and you’ll have fun. Small Gym Heather Beier
10:30-11:00 Yoga Slow Flow* – A well-balanced, eclectic blend of various styles of yoga, this gentle vinyasa class aims to create a tranquil environment where students are encouraged to move with the rhythm of their own breath and at their own pace. Small Gym Heather Beier
11:15-11:45 Boot Camp** – A combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. Small Gym Kasi Johnson
12:00-12:30 Cycling* – Cardio workout to music on specially designed stationary bicycles. Fitness Center Deb McClellan
12:30-1:00 Water Aerobics* – Use the natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning activity. Water exercise helps increase your energy, stamina and strength. Pool Kasi Johnson
*Low Impact **High Impact

 

Winona Family YMCA Free Child Care

The Winona Family YMCA will provide free child care throughout the Expo in the North Gym at the Winona Middle School. Children will be involved in fun, interactive activities with qualified and trained child care staff. Advance registration is not required for child care. For more information about the Winona Family YMCA, visit Winona YMCA.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

The Red Cross will offer a blood drive throughout the Way to Wellness Expo. Schedule your donation at www.redcross.org or drop in the day of the Expo!

Winona Volunteer Services Food Drive

Bring your donation of non-perishable items to the Way to Wellness Expo for our local food shelf. For a list of items ideal for donation, visit www.winonavs.org.

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Winona County ASAP Prescription Drop Box

One of the concerns in area communities is that prescription drugs are easily accessed and shared. Bring your unused or out-of-date prescriptions to the Way to Wellness Expo and drop them in the secure drop box for disposal. For more information, visit www.winonacountyasap.org.

Vendors

Our vendors are excited to meet you at the Way to Wellness Expo. Bring your list of questions and allow them to motivate you to great health.

Event Vendors:
Back to Health Chiropractic
• Blue Zone Lifestyle Solutions
• Catholic Charities RSVP & Bone Builders
Hy-Vee (bus outside)
doTERRA Essential Oils
Hands Only CPR
Mary Kay – Brenda Haag
Muddy Waters Yoga Studio
• Neighborhood Family Clinic – Winona
Prairie River Home Care
Semcac
Winona Area Ambulance Service
Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
Winona Family YMCA (2 booths)
Winona Health Volunteers
Winona State University Partners 4 Prevention
Winona Volunteer Services

*Additional vendors will be added.

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For more information:

Way to WellnessNicole Schossow
Community Relations Coordinator
507.457.4161
nschossow@winonahealth.org

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