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8:15 am                   Registration and Continental BreakfastSponsored by Prestige Apparel– YWCA Hanover Community Room and Auditorium

9:00 am                   Welcome and Proclamation – YWCA Hanover Auditorium

  • MC: Flora Posteraro, Co-Host Chick2Chick Podcast, Senior Multimedia Specialist
  • Mayor SueAnn Whitman, Proclamation reading

9:15 am                   Keynote SpeakerSponsored by Her Traditions, a program of Traditions Bank– YWCA Hanover Auditorium

  • Your Journey: Building a Bridge of Greatness
    • Jennifer Foxworthy, MSW, MSM, DTM – YWCA Hanover Auditorium
      • “Your Journey: Building a Bridge of Greatness” is an empowering presentation for audience members to look within and use the amazing characteristics they must build an inspiring legacy. In turn, this interactive presentation gives a visual of how our collective greatness as women can be a bridge for others to use and build upon. As women, we need to come together as a team to ensure our families, businesses, and communities are thriving. Ultimately, we must have a multipliers mindset and uplift each other instead of tearing down.

10:00am                  Break

10:10 am                 Strand One – Pebble in a Pond (Creating Ripples)

  • Your Miracle Morning
    • Steph Werner, Realtor
      • Are you ready for the next chapter of your life? The one that is more extraordinary than you ever imagined.  Give yourself the gift of waking up each day with more FOCUS, ENERGY and MOTIVATION.  This simple morning routine will transform your life into the life you want and deserve to live!
  • Intuitive Healing, Energy Work, Meditation followed by a guided session
    • Mandy Loughry, Owner of Winding Willow Studio and Life in Balance Yoga, Local Artist, Healing Arts Facilitator, and Portrait & Art Photographer, Certified Shamanic Reiki Master, and hold advanced teacher certifications in Transformation Meditation, Children’s Meditation, Pranayama, and Meditation & Yoga Science.
      • We will discuss the benefits and practices and participate in a pranayama (breathing) & chakra balancing exercise, followed by a relaxing and restorative guided meditation.
  • Financial Wellness: Finding a Path Forward that Works for YOU!
    • Nicole Shaffer, Director of Her Traditions
      • What is your reaction when someone asks about your financial health? Do you cringe? Do you immediately think of all the things you’ve meant to do, but the rest of your life always gets in the way? We understand and invite you to join us for a session where we’ll discuss how to find a path forward in your financial health journey based on your needs. Whether your needs are budgeting, retirement planning, or breaking old habits, this conversation will happen in a judgment-free zone where we can support one another as women with shared knowledge.                                        
  • Rediscovering YOU
    • Barb Rupp, Community Volunteer and Mary Kay Kelly, Retired Southwestern School District Administrator and Community Volunteer
      • Are you who you want to be? Come to this interactive session and rediscover you!  Be prepared to laugh, learn, and reflect on where you are in the process of life.  You will leave this session with a plan to discover your own personal joy.

11:00 am                Break

11:10 am                 Strand Two – Moving Mountains Together (Empower HER)

  • Transformational Wellness Coaching: Why Will Power Never Works
    • Dana Alexander, Envision Total Wellness Founder/CEO/Functional Medicine Practitioner
      • Coaching to leverage emotional and mental hurdles. Coaching to create self-imposed consequences to inaction.  Will power will make you feel like a failure.  You have the ability to use your imagination, emotions, & time to transform your life.  Heart Health for Women – St. Matthew 202

Women and Heart Disease

  • Momina Mastoor MD, Consultant Cardiologist, Chair of Medicine, Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital
    • Be your own Heart Hero
  • How to build a beautiful bouquet of flowers
    • Stephanie Widdowson, Owner and designer of Primrose and Harp Floral Design
      • Design fresh cut flowers like the pros!-Get your hands on real fresh cut flowers in this workshop! Flowers are relaxing and healing to work with.  I’ll teach you the basic foundation of floral design with tips and tricks that will allow you to bring home any fresh cut flower bundle and design it into a stunning vase arrangement.
  • Mental Sharpness: Avoiding a Sluggish Brain-
    • Jennifer Holcomb, Personal Care Home Administrator
      • Have you questioned if your brain is functioning at its highest capacity? Have you walked into a room and forgot why you entered it? Do you have difficulty recalling words at times? If you do, this session is for YOU! Join Jennifer as she explains the functions of the human brain, changes you may expect as you age and ways to avoid a sluggish brain.

12:00 pm                  LUNCH Sponsored by WellspanYWCA Hanover Auditorium

12:45 pm               YWCA Hanover PresentationThe YWCA Hanover and YOU– YWCA Hanover Auditorium.

1:30 pm                   Break

1:40 pm                   Strand Three –Living A Legacy (Bold Blueprint for Others to Live By)

  • 3 Power Tools For The Mom Who’s Losing Hope (and her mind)!
    • Tanya Pershin, Author of Best-Selling Parenting Book: “MOM”ing & Inventor of the PFP Customer Service Xperience
      • As a mom, do you feel overwhelmed, worn out and alone on this “MOM”ing journey? Are your kids on a destructive path? Do you feel like nothing you are doing is working? Let’s be honest, “MOM”ing is HARD! Let me give you 3 tools to restore your hope and bring joy back into your home.
  • What your Spa isn’t Telling You
    • Sarah Stich, Owner/LMC of Just Wellness
      • Tips to use at your favorite salons & spas to make sure your wellness is their top priority. Learn some at home care tricks from the professionals.
  • UPMC Stress Management 
  • Psychological Associates (PHPA), and Jennifer Sherdel, Athletic Trainer with UPMC
    • Hanover Medical Fitness Center
      • Description: Learn simple daily strategies to cope. Nourishing both the mind and body with exercise and mindfulness can keep us healthier, happier, and balanced.
  • Grieving the Loss of ExpectationsBD
    • Angela Marick
      • An interactive conversation to reveal the gift when expectations go unmet in order to reveal a more connected and meaningful life. We will share real experiences and how you can practically engage with them to help you connect to your life with more love, freedom and authenticity.
  • Strategies for Emerging and Lasting Positive Life Changes
    • Ray Christner, Cognitive Health Solutions
      • This presentation will provide a brief overview mental health, with the focus on discussing specific strategies that can be implemented on a daily basis. Participants will be able to identify and implement 8 daily strategies to increase well-being and life satisfaction.

2:30 pm                   Break

2:40 pm                   Strand Four Mindset Shifting (Mind Over Matter- If It Doesn’t Create Wellness Then It  Doesn’t Matter

  • Strengthening Family Relationships/Couples Bonding – Room TBD
    • Bill Bowman, President of Bowman & Associates, LLC and Licensed Psychologist
      • Finding, building, and growing the relationship you want and need. This presentation will help you identify the traits and habits that create a long-lasting fulfilling relationship. Participants will gain insight, awareness, and practical techniques to strengthen the bonds of their relationships.
  • The Art of Women’s Boxing – Room TBD
    • Joe Dressel – Owner/Head Coach of Hanover Boxing Club
      • It doesn’t matter if you are trying this sport for the first time, you could be taking your skills learned to the next level in the future. Get to know footwork, striking technique, timing, and so much more.
  • Once Upon a Platter – A fun charcuterie experience – Room TBD
    • Marie Fisher, Owner and Artisan of Nature’s Platter, LLC.
      • Come join Marie Fisher of Nature’s Platter to talk all things charcuterie! This unique session will elevate your entertaining to a whole new level of awesomeness. Marie will guide us through how to assemble a charcuterie board, starting with the basics: What is a Charcuterie Board?  How do I select which meats and cheeses to use?  How much food do I need for my guests?  How should I arrange the food?  These questions will be answered…and so much more. Watch a giant charcuterie board come to life in front of your eyes as the course progresses!  You won’t want to miss this!!
  • Unwind and Reset w/ Meditation and yoga
    • Misty Stillman E-RYT 500
      • Enjoy this session created to allow your body and mind to unwind and reset. We will explore very gentle yoga & meditation that will allow you to emerge refreshed and calm.

3:30 pm                   Break

3:40 pm                   Strand Five –  EMERGE Reception- Women who Empower Women- Sponsored by bare Med Spa and Wellness – YWCA Hanover Auditorium