A forum for women to connect with interesting regional women to discuss meaningful subjects.
WOW’S theme this semester is staying healthy and active during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb. 17 Aging Immunity: Viral Infections and Vaccinations
Jennifer McCall, UNCW assistant professor of clinical research at the School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Services discusses the fundamentals of the body’s immune response with a particular emphasis on aging. She focuses on COVID-19 disease implications and the problems that can arise with vaccination for an aging population.
March 17 Keeping Emotionally Fit in a Stressful World
Jane Brody, retired nurse and educator, presents the meaning of stress and the way it affects us physically and emotionally. She also explores the ways we can change our environment and ourselves to decrease the stress in our lives.
April 21 Physical Fitness: Any Movement is Better Than No Movement
Holly Konrady, stress management specialist at NHRMC’s Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit and personal fitness trainer, joins forces with Susan Williams, certified yoga instructor and OLLI program coordinator, to explain the importance of everyday intentional exercise. They will demonstrate foundational exercises that can easily be performed at home with the goal of inspiring you to be active every day.