Release Date: 10-11-2005 Click here for a larger view
(Honesdale, October 10, 2005) … R U Stressed? Depressed? Mad? Sad? Glad? Put all those words together and you have the very apt title of a free presentation by Dr. Stephen Nezezon, at Wallenpaupack Area High School this coming Thursday, October 13th. A psychiatrist with Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit, Dr. Nezezon has been offering similar seminars for several years on how to deal with stress, especially at the onset of winter—when the days grow darker earlier.
Many experts believe exercise can help alleviate stress in many ways. Dr. Nezezon’s presentation heralds not only the colder weather and darkening skies, but the beginning of Wayne Memorial’s In-School Winter Walking Program. The program starts up November 1st, and this year, a new school, Western Wayne Middle/High School in South Canaan, is on the roster.
“We welcome Western Wayne Middle/High School to the Winter Walking program,” says Donna Decker, RN, WMH Community Health Manager and co-organizer of the walking program. “It means increased access and availability for exercise to people who live in that area. They won’t have to drive as far, and that can be an incentive to get up and go—which is what the program intends! It’s great!”
Western Wayne will also be the site of a free presentation: Dr. William Jason, orthopedic surgeon, will give a seminar on minimally-invasive joint replacement on Tuesday, October 25th, at 6:30pm.