News Release

July 18, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: August 2008

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Celebrate Women, the free women’s health membership program of the University of Connecticut Health Center, provides valuable health and wellness information to the community. A variety of programs are being offered in August.

Are Dental Implants for Me?: Dental implants have become the standard of care for tooth replacement. They’re comfortable, secure, and an attractive alternative to dentures and bridges. David Shafer, D.M.D., chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Health Center, will explain what dental implants are and will focus on the relationships between oral health, bone health, and factors to consider when contemplating a dental implant. The talk will take place on Tuesday, August 5, 6 to 7 p.m. at Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive. It is co-sponsored with the Center for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry.

Tai Chi for Health and Healing: Discover the health benefits and how relaxed you will feel with the deep breathing and slow movements of Tai Chi. Instructor Risa Brophy has training in medical Qigong – movements used to balance energy for disease prevention and healing. Those new to the series can try the first class without obligation. Registration is required for the series or a single class. Starting August 5, the class will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Keller Auditorium, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. The cost is $39 for the four-week session or $12 per class.

The Power of EFT: The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a powerful procedure used by thousands of practitioners around the world to help people find more success, fulfillment, and peace in their lives. Life change coach, Cris Jacobs, will explain how EFT helps individuals deal with the root causes of issues that keep them from achieving their greatest dreams, including physical and emotional discomfort, anxiety attacks, traumatic memories, addictions, and more. The talk will be held Wednesday, August 6, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Registration for these programs is required.  The programs are free unless otherwise noted.  Call 866-433-6253 or 860-679-8899.  For more information, visit the Celebrate Health web site:

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