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Focus on Health: Wellness Day at the Co-op's Downtown Store

Education, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

The Co-op wishes you a happy and healthy New Year, and to give you a head start on your best health we invite you to join us for Wellness Day. In the Downtown Store: • Samples and information from local vendors. • Tasty treats (like smoothies) from various Co-op departments. • Chair massage by Dora Keating, ND/LMT, from The Shanti Center. • Information from Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA) regarding health care, open enrollment, and general health education. • Chat with Jim Ehmke, popular Co-op Healthy Connections wellness class instructor. In the Co-op Connections Classroom (across the street from the Downtown store)-- Co-op Wellness Talks featuring Co-op Healthy Connection class instructors and local health practitioners. Attend one session, or join us for the entire series. 1 pm - Brain Health with Jim Ehmke, clinical nutritionist. Learn proactive ways to enhance memory and prevent Alzheimer’s. 1:20 pm - Current Trends in Health Care with Michael A. Gregory, advanced registered nurse practitioner. Michael believes in a proactive approach to health and fitness. He encourages patients to make healthy food choices that complement an active lifestyle. 1:40 pm - Tips for a Deliciously Balanced Plant-Based Diet with Michelle Smith, registered dietitian nutritionist and nutrition coach. Learn simple ways to adopt a more plant-based way of eating with simple and practical steps. 2 pm - Hemp and Wellness with Christy King, Cordata wellness team. Learn about the health benefits of hempseed oil and CBD oil. 2:20 pm - Stress & Digestion with Isabel Castro, certified ayurvedic practitioner. Learn simple stress-relieving tips to enhance digestion. 2:40 pm - Rapid Relaxation with Hypnosis with Erika Flint, board certified hypnotist and accredited certified professional hypnotherapy instructor.