Trinity Girls' Night Out mixes health education with evening of fun


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Posted Online: Oct. 02, 2012, 10:53 am
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Press release submitted by Trinity Regional Health System

Trinity Regional Health System's Spirit of Women program will offer the inaugural "Girls' Night Out," an evening of health education and screenings interspersed with food, shopping, prizes, and fun, from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at NorthPark Mall in Davenport.

Each attendee will receive a special shopping bag with NorthPark Mall merchant discounts for Girls' Night Out members only and also be eligible for valuable door prizes, including jewelry from Riddle's Jewelry. Women also will enjoy mini-massages, make-up makeovers by the beauty consultants at Dillard's and Sephora, as well as appetizers and other food and drink samples from Habanero's Mexican Grill, Charley's Steakery, Wide River Winery, Front Street Brewery, Camp McLellan Cellars and Ultimate Chocolates.

Health screenings will include those for blood pressure and body mass index, sun damage and skin cancer, drooping eyelids, and lung function. Presentation topics include "Your Best Health is in the Bag," a breast health seminar with Dr. Melinda Hass, medical director for the Trinity Breast Health Center, and "The Recipe for Success" with Jeni Tackett and Stacia Carroll, Trinity's Health Aware dietitian and exercise specialist. In addition, nationally recognized women's health expert Susan Wysocki, will present, "Get Your Groove Back," which focuses on the real-life challenges associated with menopause. Ms. Wysocki is one of the most recognized leaders among nurse practitioners, as well as women's health providers, in the country. Her career has spanned more than three decades as a clinician, a respected lecturer, media spokesperson, author and editor.

"Women are the primary health-care decision makers in most households, yet because of the demands on their time, they often put the needs of others before their own," said Jane Wiggins, Trinity's Director of Women's Health. "At the Girls' Night Out event, Trinity has made it easy for women to improve their health knowledge and focus on themselves with a little pampering and fun."

Tickets are $20 for Spirit of Women members and $30 for non-members, that also includes a lifetime membership into the Spirit of Women program. Membership gives women access to free lectures on women's health topics, advance notice of upcoming workshops, screenings and special events, a free e-newsletter and members-only discounts on activities and at area merchants. Only 300 admission tickets will be sold. To register, call (309) 779-2067 or visit www.TrinitySpiritofWomen.org.

Trinity joined the Spirit of Women Hospital Network, a national coalition of hospitals and healthcare facilities in more than 100 U.S. communities, in January 2012. Utilizing a variety of means, including educational events like Day of Dance, health screenings, workshops, mentoring opportunities and support groups, Spirit of Women hospitals give women easy access to the knowledge and tools that are vital to helping them make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their families.




















 



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