EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launches ‘Wellness Wednesday’ weekly web series

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East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has launched a new weekly web series focused on helping people understand the importance of health and wellness during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Wellness Wednesday’ is an 8-week web series that will address issue such as health disparities, mental health, food deserts and wellness.

“As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, it is important for all of us to step back and remember that it is not selfish to look after ourselves. We cannot function at our best and work towards recovery without self-care,” said Mayor Broome. “Wellness Wednesday provides all of us with the opportunity and resources to practice overall health and wellness. I am looking forward to our community joining us as we address health in Baton Rouge.”

The webinar series will have a different topic each session and will feature Geaux Get Healthy’s community partners as guest speakers. Each session will include a garden talk with Mitchell Provensal from Baton Roots Farm, a cooking demonstration with Chef Traci Vincent from the American Heart Association, and a physical fitness component with a wide variety of fitness experts.

The first two sessions will take place on May 6, 2020 and May 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Virtual Wellness Wednesday Schedule:

May 6: Understanding Underlying and Chronic Health Conditions; Guest Speaker Dr. Rani Whitfield

May 20: Maintaining and Improving Mental Health

To participate: The attendee link is https://brla.webex.com/brla/onstage/g.php?MTID=e288377f60005f7d48ba41f89983ca874

The phone access code for the event is: 965 545 234.

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