Prevention Day

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Prevention day promotes “healthy living through prevention.” This exciting day is filled with sessions to help you learn about what you can do to prevent cancer.  This is an annual event that is free of charge and is open to the public. 

Past Prevention Day Events

Healthy Living Through Prevention Day 2012

On September 27, 2012, our annual Healthy Living through Prevention day was held at the Saybrook Point Inn and Spa from 5:00 pm - 8:30pm; afree event to the community.  It was a beautiful evening to spend on the terrace, visiting with various vendors learning about screening, prevention and healthy food choices.  The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center team was joined by representatives from the American Cancer Society, Whole Foods, Essentials- Special Women, and the Shoreline YMCA.

 In addition, to delicious food and desserts, the participants enjoyed 15 minutes of various complimentary Integrative Medicine sessions, including Reiki, Reflexology, Massage and Acupuncture.  The night was highlighted with two wonderful speakers.  Donna Papetti shared a wonderful medication session and discussed key features of The Warrior Workout, a holistic fitness program offered at the Cancer Center to both patients and the general public. Matthew Sanford, the key note speaker, spoke about “A Mind Body Approach to Wellness” and inspired over 100 people with his personal story of triumph over tragedy. 

 A wonderful evening of education, relaxation and inspiration, was had by all who attended!

Prevention Day 2011

Keynote Address: “Life Lessons through Laughter”
With humorist, Mary Ellen Rinaldi
Featuring: • Dennis McCann - “Tai Chi: A Moving Meditation for Health”
• Ron Damico and Joan Emmons - “Sound Healing”

Prevention Day 2010

Prevention Day 2010 (speaker)










If you didn’t come to this year’s Prevention Day, you can experience a piece of it here!  This year’s event was entitled “Healthy Living Through Prevention: Promoting health and well being throug

h prevention and integrative medicine” and was held on Sunday September 19, 2010 at the Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

This year’s prevention day promoted health and well-being through prevention and integrative medicine.   A powerful and inspirational keynote address was given by Michael Samuelson.  His presentation, “Awakening: Wake Up and Balance Your Life” invited audience members to “wake up and turn on your radar” and view life in a new perspective to achieve better health.  Mr. Samuelson generously provided his presentation which can be found in the link below. 

After the keynote address there were two breakout sessions which included, “The relationship of Healthy Living Through Svaroopa® Yoga” with Svaroopa® Yoga instructor, Elizabeth McKenty, R.N. and “A Mental Fitness Program for Living a Vital and Fulfilling Life” with mental Pilates instructor, Andrew Jeffery.  A variety of exhibits and healthy refreshments were offered throughout the event.  Free ten minute integrative medicine experiential sessions were also offered, including reflexology, Reiki and chair massage.   Attendees were enthusiastic about these sessions and expressed their delight after receiving their choice of session!

Don’t miss next year’s event!

Michael Samuelson's Awakening: Wake Up and Balance Your Life presentation.

Prevention Day 2009

The Cancer Center’s first annual Healthy Living Through Prevention! event was held at the beautiful Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook on June 28, 2009.  Over 200 attendees enjoyed a wonderful afternoon learning about the importance of health and wellness while experiencing a little pampering.  The event began with the keynote speaker, Bernie Siegel MD, a well-know author who spoke on “The Art of Living and Healing” which was very informative and provoked quite a bit of laughter! 

Several breakout sessions featured two Middlesex Hospital Primary Care physicians.  John Carbone, M.D. presented on the integrative approach to behavior change and John Meisel, M.D. discussed the importance of prevention and early detection.  A variety of exhibits such as sun safety, eating smart, importance of moving, breast health, arts and healing, music therapy, acupuncture, bone health and integrative medicine were very interesting and informative.  Healthy refreshments complemented the festivities as well. 

One of the most popular offerings was the integrative therapy sessions where attendees enjoyed reiki, reflexology and chair massage first-hand.  What a treat for all! 

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