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Free Women’s Health Fair at Stamford JCC – ‘What Every Woman Should Know’

The Stamford Jewish Community Center in partnership with Stamford Hospital, the Stamford Chapter of Hadassah and First County Bank will host a women’s health and wellness fair on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The free event is called What Every Woman Should Know and is open to the public.

“This is a terrific event for women in the area to enjoy a day for themselves to better their lives and learn something new,” said Katherine Harris, president of First County Bank.  “I plan on being there and I’ve already told a number of friends about it.  The JCC has been instrumental in organizing this fair for a third year and First County Bank enjoys being a part of it.”  In fact, the bank is in the process of notifying its customers through branch signage, social media and word-of-mouth.

This event, held at the Stamford Jewish Community Center, located at 1035 Newfield Ave. in Stamford, has attracted hundreds of participants and focuses on women 25-60+ offering health screenings, fitness classes, panel discussions and presentations.

A 9:30 a.m. panel titled, About Beauty and Health, Inside and Out, will discuss the Top Five Things Every Woman Should Know hosted by Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, an integrative specialist, Dr. Joshua Hurwitz, a reproductive endocrinologist and Dr. David Passaretti, a plastic surgeon.  At 10:45, Bat Sheva Marcus, Ph.D., founder and clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality, will give a keynote address titled, 10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Sex.

The lunchtime presentation, from 12 to 1 p.m., will be about using social media to market ideas with specific topics on marketing a small business or event.  Karen Kelly, chief marketing officer at First County Bank, Bonnie Marcus, owner of Bonnie Marcus Collection, Josh Moritz, a social media specialist from Creative Partners, and Robin Wexler, director of media relations and marketing for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, will be presenters.  A free sushi lunch will be available for those who register in advance for the luncheon.  To register online, visit the JCC Website or call 203.322.7900.

Throughout the day health screenings, mammograms, massages and more will be available to the public.  Mammograms will be conducted at the Mobile Wellness Center and must be scheduled in advance by calling 203.276.5990.

The JCC offers quality programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit.  It serves as a cultural, educational and recreational center for the Jewish community and the community at large.  Programs include the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School, KinderPlace full-day, year-round child care, O-la-mi summer programs for children, the acclaimed Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County and more.  Facilities include a full-service health club, aquatics center, senior center and more.  For more information, visit the JCC Web site at



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