Health and Wellness Day
The "Best Class of 2018" met on Wednesday, March 4th, for their
Health and Wellness Session Day.
The class started the day at Mercy Regional Medical Center as guests of Ed Oley, '99, Senior Vice President of Mercy Health and CEO, Mercy Health - Lorain. Mr. Oley spoke to the class about leadership in healthcare, what Mercy Health is currently doing for the community, and their plans for the future.
After wrapping up at Mercy, the class headed to the lakefront at the Lorain Port Authority to speak with Executive Director, Tom Brown about the different ways to utilize the Black River Landing for a healthy life style. A chilly tour of the grounds took the class to the Transportation Building where 2017 alum, Renee Barrett, UH Avon Fitness Center, led them in a relaxation yoga routine that can fit into any day.
Lorain High was the next stop. Frank Horvatich, Food Service Director, Aramark, started of the presentations with a discussion about healthy food options in the schools, free lunches, and how they work to keep the students supplied with good choices. Next Darrell Shumpert, Prevention Specialist from The LCADA Way, talked about working with students to prevent and educate them on the many temptations they face everyday. Anita Mattingly, RN, BSN, and Kathleen Malear, NP, Mercy Health System, rounded out the pre-lunch presentations with partnerships LCS's has with Mercy Health which offer medical aid directly in the schools. Currently the clinics are available for all students and faculty of Lorain City Schools and offer vaccinations as well as sick visits.
Lunch was prepared and served by the students of the LHS's Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism program. Terra G. Dalhausen - Hospitality Tourism, and Chef Smith - Culinary Arts, spoke to the class detailing the requirements and expectations of the students. The class's time at LHS was concluded with a tour of the campus, and of course they were all counting their steps!
The remainder of the day was spent at United Way where the class was met by Ryan Aroney, '14 and Christine Matusik-Plas who gave an update on "Untied We Sweat",and how the class can get involved. Afterwards, the class was joined by Jim Ziemnik, Executive Director of the Lorain County Metro Parks, Alison Knight, Registered Dietitian for Lorain County Health and Dentistry, Kat Bray, Health Education Specialist, Lorain County Public Health, and Linda McVey, Executive Director of Health Initiatives for the YMCA. Splitting into small groups the class was able to meet with each speaker, learn about their mission and goals for the well being of Lorain County's residents.
Thank you so much to our Sponsors for the day - Mercy Health, The Lorain County Board of Mental Health, and Lorain High School.
The Class will meet again on Wednesday, April 4th, for their Economic Session Day, kicking off at Elyria City Hall with Champions of Leadership Speaker, Mayor Holly Brinda.
Please contact Leadership at email@example.com if your are interested in attending.