You’re Invited! Attend Fall 2019 VigR® Workshops, Tours and Webinars

By Maria Buehler

The Friends Life Care team has been working hard to put together a full slate of events and experiences for you in Fall 2019. You’ll find the full list of activities on the Friends Life Care website. They are free or have a nominal fee to cover basic costs.  All members and friends are invited to attend.

This is one more way that Friends Life Care delivers on its philosophy regarding health, wellness and prevention: VigR® Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience™.

Registration is now open.

Click this link to sign up today as space can be limited. If you prefer, you can also register by calling Friends Life Care’s Front Desk at 215-628-8964 (toll-free 800-496-1985).

Some of the Fall 2019 VigR® offerings are back by popular demand. Others are new for the season. From presentations on sleep, legacy letters and Medicare to workshops on hearing, bone health and more, there is something for everyone. Friends Life Care members and friends are encouraged to take advantage of these interesting and entertaining offerings.

Here are a few new ones that you will certainly not want to miss:

Take a Backstage Tour & Attend a Play at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia

Join us to take a backstage tour of the world famous Walnut Street Theatre. This tour is led by one of Philly’s favorite actors, Fran Prisco. Then attend a matinee. The Young Frankenstein: It’s Alive! play is on stage. This play comes from creators of the Broadway hit, The Producers. And it is hailed as an “electrifying musical stage adaptation of Mel Brooks’ brilliantly funny film that will leave you in stitches”.

Through Friends Life Care, you get a combination package for the tour and play.

Attend a Workshop: Navigating the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Navigating the healthcare system has always had its challenges. But modern medicine makes it even more complex. Finding the right fit and building a good relationship with your physician can help. Dr. Donald M. Friedman presents on this important topic. This workshop will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. It’s free to all who register.

Tour the Historic Pearl S. Buck House

Join us to tour the Pearl S. Buck House in Perkasie, PA (Bucks County). This National Historic Landmark was the actual home of Pulitzer and Nobel award-winning author, Pearl Buck and her family. During the tour, you will walk the inviting grounds, see the magnificent gardens and tour the house.

The house has an Exhibit Gallery and holds treasures like the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth.  Published in 1931, this novel became a US best seller in fiction and the rich storytelling is timeless.  It is easy to suggest that you read it if you have not yet had the chance.

Check Out an Online Webinar

If you are not able to attend in person, you can still participate in the VigR line-up this fall by viewing an online webinar. Simply visit the wellness webinar library. Then you can view the webinar when it is given live or watch a recording later.


VigR Program Development & Blog Content By:

Gail Tomarchio, MA, LPC, BCC — Director of Wellness Initiatives
Gail is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Coach, and a certified yoga instructor. She is passionate about health and wellness and about helping others overcome their self-perceived limitations in order to live their most authentic life. Her expertise comes from years of studying human behavior, the Dimensions of Wellness, positive psychology, and habit change and integrating this information into every aspect of her work. In addition to program development, counseling and coaching, Gail has presented workshops on various wellness topics, written articles for wellness newsletters and an article on the positive role of mindfulness in the workplace, published in CDHC Solutions, a magazine for employee health professionals. She formerly hosted a radio show on B101 Philadelphia, discussing health related issues.


Header image source: Pearl S. Buck International



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