Women’s Wellness Brunch

5th Annual Women’s Wellness Brunch

Please join us on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10 AM to 12 PM for a free, healthy brunch catered by Chef Brent of Parker’s Restaurant, as well as presentations by health experts and a silent auction.

This year’s speakers include Rachel Levy covering nutrition, Dr. Jeff Roush and Kathleen Morrison talking about hormone balance and general women’s health, Lynn Mulowny Cabrera returning for an in depth talk on Alzheimer’s disease and Granite County Public Health RN talking about preventive vaccinations.

Flu and other vaccinations will be available at the event through the office of public health and Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) Care Van. You do not need insurance through BCBS to receive the vaccinations. More information will follow about all the vaccinations that will be offered.

RSVP* by February 22, 2018 online here or to Shirley Cornelius at 859-3271 x. 123 or .

Stay up to date on details by replying “Going” or “Interested” on our Facebook event. (Note: this Facebook event does is not an official RSVP).

 

FAQ for 2018 Granite County Women’s Wellness Brunch

Is this event free?

It is! We have continued to offer this event free of charge to 100 women from our county and the surrounding areas. You will have the opportunity to donate at the event, but a donation is not required. We ask that you listen to the information provided by our speakers or read the information in your gift bags and use it to take advantage of health advice and services. Our goal is to make Granite County a healthier place through preventive medicine and informed decisions.

Does the brunch cater to people with dietary restrictions? 

Unfortunately, in order to keep providing a free event, we must offer the same food to everyone. We won’t be able to guarantee gluten-free, vegetarian or dairy-free options. However, Chef Brent always offers plenty of choices, so there is likely to be something delicious and healthy you can enjoy at the event.

Who will this year’s speakers be?

This year we will feature four new speakers and one returning speaker. Granite County Medical Foundation board member Rachel Levy will speak about nutrition. Lynn Mulowny Cabrera will return to cover more topics related to Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Jeff Roush will speak about general women’s health issues and hormone balance. Granite County Public Health officer, Annie Young, RN, will be on hand to explain and administer vaccinations.

Who will be doing the vaccinations?

This service has been organized by Annie Young at Granite County Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van. They provide remote preventive services to people in need. Note: you will have the opportunity to take advantage of this service directly after the event, but your family can also take advantage of it between 9 am and 3 pm the day of the brunch (Sat., Feb. 24th). Bring your ID and insurance card with you (if applicable) to the event.

Do I need to be insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield in order to take advantage of the vaccinations?

No. Blue Cross Blue Shield provides the van, but they will take on the billing of other insurance plans including private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. You also do not need insurance to take advantage of this service.

Remember most insurance plans cover preventive immunizations. Call your insurance company ahead of the event if you are unsure.

What immunizations are available?

Flu, pneumonia, Tdap, chicken pox, HPV and MMR. This is an easy and convenient way to get regular vaccinations.

Will there be prizes for attendees?

If you attended in previous years, you’ll know we’ve had raffles in the past. This year, there will be a silent auction of prizes and baskets in place of the raffles. You will be given a chance to bid on baskets featuring gifts from local businesses. All proceeds will benefit the Granite County Medical Foundation’s non-profit mission and projects.

Who is catering?

Chef Brent of Parker’s Restaurant is catering for the third straight year. Brent Parker is a professionally trained chef who worked for years in San Francisco before starting Parker’s Restaurant in Drummond, Montana. He has provided exceptional, healthy fare for the event in the past and we’re so pleased to have him and his team returning.

Do I need to come early?

It is recommended that you come 15 minutes early to get settled and check in before the speakers start. We will get started at 10 AM sharp! Our Foundation board members and volunteers will be there to help you get settled.

What if the event fills up and I haven’t RSVP’d?

Call to get on our waitlist! We will take down our number and give you a call in case a spot opens up. We usually have several cancellations, so it’s likely that you will get a seat.


Fourth Annual Granite County Women’s Wellness Brunch

The Annual Women’s Wellness Brunch works to improve preventive healthcare for Granite County women through the generations. Click here to see the photos for the fun and informative 2017 event.

 


Third Annual Granite County Women’s Wellness Brunch

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Thank you to all who made this year’s event such a success! View the event photos here

The popular Women’s Wellness Brunch will return in 2016 with free childcare, new health topics, a new menu and a free oula class, taught by local instructor, Jamie Parke. The event will take place on Saturday, January 30th at the Granite County Museum. Due to space limitations, attendees must RSVP in order to attend. Only 100 seats are available.

This free event is funded by the Granite County Medical Foundation and organized by the Medical Foundation and Medical Center. Blackfoot Telecommunications Group and NorthWestern Energy are additional valued sponsors.

GCMC’s CEO Maria Stoppler will be one of the speakers at this year’s event, speaking about the differences between rural vs. urban healthcare and offering tips on how to optimize healthcare in a rural environment for your entire family. Other topics include Alzheimer’s Disease, childhood nutrition and “Living to 100.”

You can RSVP for the event on the Granite County Medical Foundation Facebook page, by clicking “Going.” Note: “Maybe” responses will not be counted. You can also call Sharon Fillbach to RSVP by phone at 859-3271 x 120. You can leave a message with your phone number, email and details. She will call back if the event is filled. An announcement will go up on Facebook once the seats are filled and people will be added to a waitlist. Although you can reserve for someone else by name, “plus ones” will not be reserved. Keep in mind that this has been a sold-out event every year, so reserve early. If you have reserved but cannot attend, please call so that someone else may attend in your place. 

Never heard of Oula? It is a dance-based workout that was created in MissOULA, Montana and now has an international following. View a video here. Please indicate if you are interested in the class when you RSVP and a space will be reserved for you. It is not recommended for people with joint problems. Bring your tennis shoes and comfortable clothing. The class will take place after the Brunch at the Philipsburg’s old gym.

Med_Center_Brunch_front_12.17.15Details for the 2016 Granite County Women's Wellness Brunch