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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Launches Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series

BATON ROUGE, La. — May 5, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a series of online Wellness Wednesday webinars to educate residents on health and wellness during the coronavirus pandemic. The webinars will be hosted by The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative’s Geaux Get Healthy campaign.

The webinar series will have a different topic each session and will feature Geaux Get Healthy’s community partners as guest speakers. Each session will include a garden talk with Mitchell Provensal from Baton Roots Farm, a cooking demonstration with Chef Traci Vincent from the American Heart Association, and a physical fitness component with a wide variety of fitness experts.

“As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, it is important for all of us to step back and remember that it is not selfish to look after ourselves. We cannot function at our best and work towards recovery without self-care,” said Mayor Broome. “Wellness Wednesday provides all of us with the opportunity and resources to practice overall health and wellness. I am looking forward to our community joining us as we address health in Baton Rouge.”

The eight-part online series will address issues facing Baton Rouge, such as health disparities, mental health, food deserts, and wellness.

The first two sessions will take place on May 6, 2020 and May 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Wellness Wednesday Schedule:

  • May 6: Understanding Underlying and Chronic Health Conditions; Guest Speaker Dr. Rani Whitfield
  • May 20: Maintaining and Improving Mental Health

Workshops can be accessed by phone at (408) 418-9388 with access code 965 545 234, or at this link.

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