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8:15 am                   Registration and Continental BreakfastSponsored by TBD – 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

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

  • 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.

10:00 am Break

10:10 am                 Strand One

  • Your Miracle Morning – YWCA Hanover Auditorium
    • 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 – St. Matthew’s-202
    • 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 pranayama (breathing) & chakra balancing exercise, followed by a relaxing and restorative guided meditation.
  • Financial Wellness: Finding a Path Forward that Works for YOU! –YWCA Community Room
    • 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– St. Matthew’s-202
    • 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 yourself!  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

  • Transformational Wellness Coaching: Why Will Power Never Works- St. Matthew Lower-Level Gym
    • 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.  Willpower 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
  • Heart Health for Women
    • Momina Mastoor, MD WellSpan
      • Description of class
  • How to build a beautiful bouquet of flowers – YWCA Community Room
    • Stephanie Windowsome, Owner (need names and titles)-Jess
      • Description of class
  • Brain Functions and Memory – YWCA Hanover Auditorium
    • Jenn Holcomb, Cross Key’s Village
      • Description

12:00 pm                  LUNCH – YWCA Hanover Auditorium

12:45 pm               Lunch Speaker – YWCA Hanover- YWCA Hanover Auditorium – Flora Posteraro speak for a couple of minutes during the lunch before YWCA Hanover presents.

  • YWCA Hanover Presentation –(YWCA Hanover Leadership Staff)-Janise

1:30 pm                   Break

1:40 pm                   Strand Three

  • 3 Power Tools For The Mom Who’s Losing Hope (and her mind)!- YWCA Hanover Auditorium
    • 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 – YWCA Community Room
    • Sarah Stich (pronounced Steek) Owner/LMC of Just Wellness
      • Description
  • UPMC Stress Management Matthews 202
    • Melissa Brown, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist with UPMC PinnacleHealth 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 Expectations Matthews
    • 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 Matthews
    • Ray Christner, Cognitive Health Solutions
      • This presentation will provide a brief overview of mental health, with a 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 –

  • Strengthening Family Relationships/Couples Bonding – St. Matthew 202
    • Bill Bowman, President of Bowman & Associates, LLC and Licensed Psychologist
      • Description
  • The Art of Women’s Boxing – YWCA Hanover Auditorium
    • Joe Dressel – Owner/Head Coach of Hanover Boxing Club
      • Description
  • “Once Upon A Platter” – YWCA Community Room
    • Marie Godfrey Fisher-Nature’s Platter Owner (confirm title)-Theresa
      • Description
  • Unwind and Reset w/ Meditation and yoga – St. Matthew 202
    • 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 – Title of Reception TBD by Theresa- Sponsored by bare Med Spa and Wellness – YWCA Hanover Auditorium