Health & Wellness Committee Speakers Bureau

A complimentary educational service for Chamber Members and their employees, offered by Health and Wellness Chamber members with expertise in the areas of but not limited to overall well-being; nutrition, fitness, insurance, pain management, workforce development, emotional well-being and more.

DESCRIPTION: To become a Dementia Friend, you join others in a one-hour information session to learn five key messages and a bit about what it’s like to live with dementia.  As a Dementia Friend, your new understanding and attitudes will guide the practical actions you can take to help someone with dementia living in your community.

COMPANY: LiveWell     (Part of the Dementia Friendly America network)
ADDRESS: 1261 South Main Street, Plantsville

SPEAKER:  Katy Bannister

CONTACT: 860-628-3062    kbannister@livewell.org
BEST TIME TO REACH:  During Business Hours

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: It is helpful to attendees to be seated at tables. The presentation is best with the addition of 2-3 short videos, so it is helpful to have a projector and screen available as well as speakers for large groups.

DESCRIPTION: Brief talks about the 3 topics encouraging questions from the audience. Bingo game based on the talk to reinforce the information and encourage more questions. Small prizes given in game. Done in about 30-60 minutes.

COMPANY: Hartford Healthcare/Hospital of Central Connecticut
ADDRESS: 183 North Mountain Road, New Britain

SPEAKER:  Linda Ivey

CONTACT: 203-710-1945   www.thocc.org
BEST TIME TO REACH: Email  Linda.ivey@hhchealth.org anytime, phone 203-710-1945 – message can be left anytime and I will return the call.

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Tables are best due to the bingo portion of the talk.

DESCRIPTION: This program covers the basics of safe, effective exercise that can be done at home, in a fitness center or at the office.

COMPANY: SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY YMCA

SPEAKER:  TOMMY SIENKOWSKI, C.S.C.S. PU L1L2

CONTACT: 860 628-5597   www.sccymca.orgBEST TIME TO REACH: 9am – 7pm

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Require Power Outlets, tables…

DESCRIPTION: This discussion offers a deeper understanding of how portion control and advanced meal prep aids us in healthier eating habits, and losing, maintaining and sustaining healthy weight.

COMPANY: SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY YMCA
www.sccymca.org

SPEAKER: KAREN DIGIROLAMO, Nutrition, Certified DTR, ACE Personal Training

CONTACT: kdigirolamo@sccyma.org   PHONE: 860 628-5597  – BEST TIME TO REACH: 8am – 4pm

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Requires power outlets, tables…

DESCRIPTION: This program offers usable information about learning to cut or eliminate addictive sugar from our diets.  We will also discuss the many health benefits resulting from the elimination of sugar from the diet.

COMPANY: SOUTHINGTON COMMUNITY YMCA
www.sccymca.org

SPEAKER: KAREN DIGIROLAMO, Nutrition, Certified DTR, ACE Personal Training

CONTACT: kdigirolamo@sccymca.org   PHONE: 860 628-5597 – BEST TIME TO REACH: 8am – 4pm

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Requires power outlets, tables…

DESCRIPTION: BASICS OF NUTRITION FOCUSED ON WEIGHT LOSS, BASICS OF MACRONUTRIENTS AND EXPLORATION OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS

COMPANY: COMMENCE FITNESS
www.commencefitness.com

SPEAKER: JEFF PAYNE and ALEXIS VIEIRA

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: weight loss, strength and conditioning, general fitness, balance, flexibility, massage therapy, mobility

CONTACT: commencefitness@gmail.com
Jeff: 203 910-9499  Alexis: 203 430-7875  Best Time: Mid-Day

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Screen to project presentation, power outlet

DESCRIPTION: A-SBIRT for Adolescents is a comprehensive, evidence based public health practice for early substance use intervention for adolescents.  This program targets at-risk adolescents for substance abuse which increases the risk for physical and emotional health problems.  A-SBIRT aims to reduce that risk.

SBIRT focuses on promoting prevention messages, addressing low to moderate risk early on, and facilitate referrals to treatment for those who may benefit.

COMPANY: Wheeler Clinic/Connecticut Clearinghouse (Center for Prevention, Wellness and Recovery)
www.ctclearinghouse.org

SPEAKER: AISHA HAMID

CONTACT: ahamid@wheelerclinic.org
Phone: 860 793-9791 – BEST TIME TO REACH: 9am – 5pm

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Requires power outlets, tables…laptop, projector, projector screen, speakers, internet access

DESCRIPTION: Pet Owners know how much their furry friend improve their quality of life.  But it’s not all about unconditional love – on an emotional level, owning a pet can decrease depression, stress and anxiety.  Physically speaking, our pets can lower our blood pressure, improve our immunity and even decrease our risk of heart attack or stroke.  We will bring one of our darling baby goats to your facility so you can join us for a powerful goat cuddling session. Join us for a lively discussion of the benefits of owning a pet and share cuddles!!

COMPANY: Bradley Mountain Farm
www.bradleymountainsoaps.com

Areas of Expertise: Goat Milk Soaps, Goat Walks, Goat Cuddles, Goat Therapy and Meditation

SPEAKER: ANNELIESE DADRAS, Owner

CONTACT: Email info@bradleymountainsoaps.com
Web: www.bradleymountainsoaps.com
Phone: 860 385-GOAT

BEST TIME TO REACH: Leave Message, Fridays are best!!

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Projector, projector screen, table for products, quiet room with room for guests can sit in circle on floor

DESCRIPTION: Most employees today are working longer and turn to their employer or human resources for answers relative to Medicare.  Your selected Medicare workshop will center on helping employees who are at or near Medicare age.  We focus on helping those employees understand the enrollment processes, enrollment periods, timelines, deadlines, penalties, benefits and costs relating to Medicare coverage and Medicare plans.  We will also review coordination of benefits issues and address questions involving Medicare and HSAs.  Often employees may find that waiving off their employer plan and opting for Medicare makes more financial sense for them.  Certainly, at the time the employee leaves employment, they will need to take some action and make some coverage decisions.

COMPANY: Beacon Retiree Benefits Group, LLC
www.beaconmedicare.com

SPEAKERS: DARCY CASLIN or JAMIE FINKELSTEIN

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: BEACON supports both public and private sector employers in managing the various needs associated with providing medical and prescription drug benefits to their Medicare-eligible retiree populations.  The firm also specializes in individual Medicare programs and helps individuals throughout Connecticut in transitioning over to Medicare.  The team assists Medicare beneficiaries in analyzing Medicare plan options to find the plan that best fits each client’s needs.  We are based in Plantsville, CT and we are part of a larger national firm, Alera Group.

CONTACT: d.caslin@beaconmedicare.com or j.finkelstein@beaconmedicare.com.
Phone: 860 621-5071

BEST TIME TO REACH: Call or Email Anytime

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Power Point screen and outlets. No projector needed. With head count, we can bring paper copies of presentation and follow-up on email with a copy.

DESCRIPTION: Learn a simple 10 step warm up routine that will get you ready to hit some golf balls. Exercise range from 40 seconds to 2 minutes, covering many movements and muscle groups that are used throughout a game of golf.  Golf is not made to go with the natural movements of the body and a lot of people in the spring and fall, or from just being out of shape and tight will pull muscles doing simple golf swings.

COMPANY: LIVEFIT PHYSICAL THERAPY
www.livefit.org

SPEAKERS: Chris Blake

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Sports Injuries, Work Hardening, Women’s Health

CONTACT: iworley@ghtp.net  860 621-3899 – Best Time to Reach: 9-5

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Chairs

DESCRIPTION: Designed to increase performance and reduce knee injuries. This program combines plyometric/explosive training with balance, coordination, strength training and proper jumping and landing technique. Perform better and reduce the chance of injuries.

COMPANY: LIVEFIT PHYSICAL THERAPY
www.livefit.org

SPEAKER: MATTHEW MALER, DPT

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, Sports Injuries, Work Hardening, Women’s Health

CONTACT: iworley@ghpt.net   860 621-3899 – BEST TIME TO REACH: 9am-5pm

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Chairs

TOPIC: CHOICE OF THREE:
1) OH MY ACHING JOINTS!
2) IS YOUR BACK OUT OF WHACK?
3) VERTIGO IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR HEAD SPING

DESCRIPTION:
1) OH MY ACHING JOINTS – strategies to cope with osteoarthritis and keep moving.
2) IS MY BACK OUT OF WHACK? – strategies to cope with back pain and improve mobility.
3) VERTIGO, IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN – understanding vertigo, dizziness and imbalance.

COMPANY: PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE CENTERS OF SOUTHINGTON
www.ptsmc.com

SPEAKERS: KASEY ADINOLFI, PT and ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PETE CAMBI, PT and DIRECTOR, ALI FILER, PT

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Out Patient physical therapy, aqua therapy pool onsite, vestibular and post-concussion care.

CONTACT:Email: kasey.adinolfi@ptsmc.com
Phone: 860 621-5054 – BEST TIME TO REACH: 8am – 6pm daily

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Requires Power Outlets, tables…power outlet needed for laptop/projector

DESCRIPTION: Did you know that the relationship between your jaw and your spine can be causing pain when you chew? Learn from a specifically trained physical therapist who can offer guidance on which food may be aggravating your jaw and will review therapeutic exercises to help alleviate discomfort. Sleep better with less pain and by knowing that a new relationship between your dentist and a trained PT may be the best news you have had all year.

COMPANY: GAYLORD PHYSICAL THERAPY ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
www.rehabwithapro.org

SPEAKER: TBD

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Overuse Injuries, Adolescent athletics

CONTACT: rehabwithapro@gaylord.org
Phone: 203-679-3533

BEST TIME TO REACH: 7am – 7pm Mon-Thurs /  7am-5pm Friday

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Electricity and hand outs

DESCRIPTION: Sitting is sometime a necessary evil. Getting up from your chair and getting in steps and stretches needs to be a part of your everyday routine if you spend hours at a desk.  Learn simple but effective posture exercises that you can use in any work space with your peers.

COMPANY: GAYLORD PHYSICAL THERAPY ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
www.rehabwithapro.org

SPEAKER: TBD

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Overuse Injuries, Adolescent athletics

CONTACT: rehabwithapro@gaylord.org
Phone: 203-679-3533

BEST TIME TO REACH: 7am – 7pm Mon-Thurs / 7am-5pm Friday

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Electricity and hand outs

DESCRIPTION: More than 50 million Americans have osteoporosis. Are you and your co-workers already counted in this number? What puts people at risk? Explore the implications of osteoporosis on your bones and overall health. Learn how the recommendations for exercise have changed and how you can slow or stop osteoporosis with weight bearing applications.

COMPANY: GAYLORD PHYSICAL THERAPY ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE
www.rehabwithapro.org

SPEAKER: TBD

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Overuse Injuries, Adolescent athletics

CONTACT: Email rehabwithapro@gaylord.org
Phone: 203-679-3533

BEST TIME TO REACH: 7am – 7pm Mon-Thurs /  7am-5pm Friday

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Electricity and hand outs

DESCRIPTION: 4 different programs available and customizable to audience.  Each program addresses questions and concerns participants have regarding topics.

COMPANY: GRANT CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER, LLC
www.southingtonchiropractor.com

SPEAKER: Dr. CAROL GRANT

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Chiropractic Health Care, Nutrition

CONTACT: drcarol@megahits.com
Phone: 860 620-9523

BEST TIME TO REACH: 12-3 or after 6pm

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Requires power outlets, tables…

DESCRIPTION: As seen on Oprah and written by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, uses an ancient Toltec wisdom to apply simple agreement in one’s life.

  1. Be impeccable with your word.
  2. Don’t take anything personally.
  3. Don’t make assumptions.
  4. Always do your best.

Creating a new understanding/perspective about what we can/cannot control in life resulting in a reduction mind chaos, stress, fear and worry.

The Four agreements, while on the surface seem simple, once practiced and applied, change lives and behaviors that affect us personally and by extension professionally. By overcoming limiting beliefs, improving the way you use your language, improving relationship skills, understanding others, decreasing misunderstandings and disagreements, increasing clarity and always doing your best, you improve both your personal and professional lives!

COMPANY: LOTUS MOON STUDIOS, LLC

SPEAKER: LISA CROFTON, MASTER COACH

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Stress Management, Workplace Development, Coaching Skills

CONTACT: Email: lisa.lotusmoon@gmail.com
Phone: 860 637-2393 – BEST TIME TO REACH: Anytime

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Handout copies with group count

DESCRIPTION: Balancing home, work and social life can be one of our greatest challenges and our greatest sources of stress.  Allow me to share 10 Powerful Everyday Strategies for putting life in balance and leaving room for authentic contentment in the workplace, home or relationships.

COMPANY: LOTUS MOON STUDIOS, LLC

SPEAKER: LISA CROFTON, MASTER COACH

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Stress Management, Workplace Development, Coaching Skills

CONTACT: lisa.lotusmoon@gmail.com
Phone: 860 637-2393 – BEST TIME TO REACH: Anytime

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Handout copies with group count

DESCRIPTION: Focus is on introducing students to the personal inner wisdom already in place and how to ‘tap in’ and trust it for more effective decision making, productive outcomes and confident behavior.  Learning to trust our intuitive intelligence above all other external communication, assists us in building solid confidence, trust in self and erasure of self-doubt.  Intuitive behavior insulates us from negative influences and confusion regarding decisions and production in the workplace environment.  It also acts as a reliable guide in relationship building, and professional and personal development.

COMPANY: LOTUS MOON STUDIOS, LLC

SPEAKER: LISA CROFTON, MASTER COACH

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Stress Management, Workplace Development, Coaching Skills

CONTACT: Email: lisa.lotusmoon@gmail.com
Phone: 860 637-2393 – BEST TIME TO REACH: Anytime

SPEAKER REQUIREMENTS: Handout copies with group count