Community members and Lower Columbia College faculty will discuss health topics ranging from hot yoga to the Affordable Care Act during LCC’s winter quarter Community Conversations speaker series.
The weekly, one-hour lectures take place at noon on nine consecutive Thursdays starting this week and continuing through March 13.
They take place in room 119 of LCC’s Main Building. Participants can bring lunch.
Lectures and speakers include:
• Thursday: “Place Matters: What Determines Our Health?” by Paul Youmans, executive director of Pathways 2020 in Longview.
• Jan. 23: “Wellness and Prevention: A Matter of Life and Death” by Anik St. Martin, Advantage Chiropractic.
• Jan. 30: “School Gardens: Real Food, Real Life Lessons” by Ian Thompson, Lower Columbia Schools Gardens.
• Feb. 6: “Living Well to Prevent Diabetes: Early Detection, Aggressive Treatment and Optimal Glycemic Control” by Annette Ward, Lower Columbia College nursing instructor, and Christine Trabucco, diabetic educator at Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.
• Feb. 13: “The Affordable Care Act In Washington State” by Amber Rosewood, Family Health Center.
• Feb. 20: “Restorative to Hot Yoga: Paths to Wellness and Strength” by Desiree Ouellette, Holos Yoga.
• Feb. 27: “Food, Weight and Exercise” by Elena Ross, LCC physical education instructor.
• March 6: “Mental Health in America: Fighting the War on Depression” by Michael Strayer, Lower Columbia College psychology instructor.
• March 13: “Mobilizing Collective Impact for Health: The Cowlitz County Health & Human Services Community Health Improvement Plan” by Michael O’Neill, Cowlitz County Health & Human Services.