Health & Wellness

Live Healthy Summit Arriving Soon

Posted by on August 20, 2018 | 0 comments

Live Healthy Summit Arriving Soon

If you have been looking for an educational seminar that focuses on a wholistic view of personal health, you should check out the brand new Live Healthy Summit. This summit, created by Live Healthy Hoosiers and corporate sponsors such as Parkview Health, Dr. Rudy Kachmann, Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Dr. Li – Premiere Medical Home, and Fresh Thyme. You can purchase tickets to this unique and new event until August 24th for $125. Your purchase provides you with a completely packed day of sessions to guide you on your wellness journey. The first annual Live Healthy Summit is a wellness summit focused around the individual. Expand your knowledge and come hear from experts in the health and wellness field talk on topics such as nutrition, movement, and mindset. Sign-up today as you won’t want to miss out on this awesome opportunity to learn how to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic diseases! The event takes place on August 28 at the Grand Wayne Center. About the Cause The Live Healthy Summit hopes to provide insight and ideas to live a life to one’s fullest potential. Whether that’s focusing on a plant-based diet, changing your mindset or learning how to incorporate movement into your day. We want to bring the focus back to the individual by taking charge of one’s health and being our own health advocate. ​Through the Live Healthy Summit, we hope to offer an amazing opportunity to two individuals who attend the Live Healthy Summit by entering them into the Fort Wayne CHIP program through Live Healthy Hoosiers. The CHIP program, they will help expand their knowledge even further and kick-start themselves into a lifestyle of health and well-being. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Discuss how an individual can live one’s life to the fullest potential by diet, changing mindset and/or adding exercise. 2. Identify how individuals can take charge of their own health and well-being. ​ The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Speakers Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is an American Physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion. Dr. Esselstyn has published over 150 scientific papers, many of them focused around how to prevent and reverse coronary artery disease via plant-based nutrition. He is the author of a New York Times bestselling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. His work was featured in the 2011 documentary film Forks Over Knives. Dr. Esselstyn conducts long-term nutrition research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients through the use of plant-based whole-foods diet. ​ As the Keynote speaker, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, will present the latest research and information pertaining to heart health. Rip Esselstyn, Engine 2 Founder, was born in upstate New York, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a three-time All-American swimmer. After graduation, Rip spent a decade as one of...

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Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. to Host Ice Cream Social as part of National Community Health Center Week 2018

Posted by on August 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. to Host Ice Cream Social as part of National Community Health Center Week 2018

Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. to Host Ice Cream Social as part of National Community Health Center Week 2018 Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. will hold an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 15 to celebrate Patient Appreciation Day. The event is part of National Community Health Center Week, a national campaign during August 12th- 18th to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health care to the center of their communities. Patient Appreciation Day will kick off at 11 a.m. at its main clinic located at 1717 South Calhoun Street and will end at 1 p.m. to then move to its sister clinic located at 3350 East Paulding Road and run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be giveaways and face painting for the kids and a chance to meet with healthcare vendors such as Care Source, Anthem, MDwise, and many more. State Representative of House District 81, Martin Carbaugh, and Chief Executive Officer of Indiana Primary Health Care Association, Phil Morphew, will also be in attendance at the main location on Calhoun Street. To learn more about National Health Center Week and the listing of events please visit: www.healthcenterweek.org You can also follow our Facebook page for more information. “Providing access to quality health services where everyone is cared for with compassion and...

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Wine & Yoga at Sylvan Cellars

Posted by on June 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Wine & Yoga at Sylvan Cellars

Wine & Yoga at Sylvan Cellars

Looking for a mid-week stress reliever? Sylvan Cellars in Rome City offers Wine & Yoga every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. all summer long. Instructor Kristi Martin provides a re-energizing yoga experience that can prepare anyone to tackle the rest of their week with confidence. After you’ve found your zen, Sylvan Cellars offers a complimentary glass of wine or beer. I recommend sipping your vino or brewski on the porch for added tranquility. After this week’s session, Martin described the vibe of Wine & Yoga as, “relaxation then afterwards fellowship. You’re in a more relaxed state, you can have wine and chill and have some conversation.” This atmosphere is open to any skill level. My friend and I attended this Wednesday and had no prior yoga experience. After learning the basics and taking in the peaceful scenery, I am certain we will be back for more! “Everybody has always been able to leave super relaxed,” Martin said, “it centers you, it’s just an overall good experience.” Classes are $17 which includes a glass of wine or craft beer of your choice afterwards. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, but if you forget yours at home (like I did) Kristin has extras. Check out this post for more details about the class. For more information about Wine & Yoga, follow Sylvan Cellars on...

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Summer Outdoor Adventures of Northeast Indiana

Posted by on June 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Summer Outdoor Adventures of Northeast Indiana

Summer Outdoor Adventures of Northeast Indiana

Northeast Indiana has no shortage of outdoor activities. From Fort Wayne’s three rivers, 86 parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths, there’s plenty to explore. Keep reading for our favorite outdoor adventures in and around Fort Wayne. Visit a State Park Northeast Indiana’s State Parks are the best places to go for hiking, observing wildlife, camping and more! Pokagen Located near Angola, Pokagen is one of Indiana’s original state parks.  With activities for every season, the park is a hot spot all year long. This summer head to Pokagen to enjoy its scenic hiking trails, boat rentals, fishing, horse riding and beautiful sunset views. Chain O’ Lakes Nine connecting lakes make up this state park. With 10 miles of hiking trails, plentiful beaches, the one-room schoolhouse nature center and cabins for rustic overnights, there’s plenty to keep the whole family busy all weekend. Ouabache Easier said than it looks, this park’s name is the French spelling of a Native American word and is simply pronounced “Wabash.” Head here to enjoy the park’s interpretative naturalist services, hiking trails, swimming beaches and paved bike paths. Other Parks While not designated as state parks, there are plenty of natural areas nearby to get your outdoor fix.  Check out Allen County Parks with more info about Fox Island and Matea Park  which offer great activities for the kiddos. Salomon Farm Park is an historic working farm and park for everyone. Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area is designated for hunting and fishing opportunities. Head to the Water There are numerous lakes and rivers surrounding Fort Wayne offering cottage rentals for a weekend (or longer) getaway. There’s no better place to de-stress than near the water. Lake Life Lake Wawasee is Indiana’s largest natural lake, with rumors that Oprah has purchased lakeside property there, and Al Capone used to be a regular visitor. Salamonie Lake has tons of activities to enjoy besides swimming and boating including biking and bridle trails, playgrounds, sports courts and waterskiing. Other nearby favorites are Crooked Lake, Lake James and Tri-Lakes. Looking for a cottage or lake house rental? Try a quick search on AirBNB! River Fun Fort Wayne is home to the St. Mary’s and St. Joseph Rivers which form the Maumee River. Fort Wayne Outfitters offers kayaking and canoe rentalswhile River City Ventures offers relaxing, scenic tours. If you’re willing to travel a bit out of the city, head just an hour to Howe, Indiana for some river adventuring. Mongo River Run and The Trading Post offer boat rentals from four to 13 mile runs down the quiet and scenic river. Hit the Trails Fort Wayne has hundreds of miles of paved bike paths allowing you to bike pretty much anywhere in the city. Prefer something more rugged? Hit up a mountain bike trail. Biking Fort Wayne and Allen County Trail Network will keep you and your bike busy this summer with even more trails to come. The Rivergreenway is perfect for the family, easily avoiding the busy streets, with just a few sections sharing the road. Franke Park offers 10 miles of rugged, single-path biking trails. While perhaps a bit outside of northeast Indiana, the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail is still worth mentioning for its 13 miles connecting Shipshewana and Goshen with only 1.5 miles being paved. Kids Only! Since you can’t send the kids...

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Get out for National Trails Day

Posted by on May 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Get out for National Trails Day

Get out for National Trails Day

For my family, going for a walk is an everyday event. While not everyone has the time to go out and enjoy a little nature walk everyday, June 2 is your excuse to make the time and enjoy your local trails. Northeast Indiana has plentiful, beautiful trails that make your walking, jogging, biking and skating safe and scenic. Thanks to many updates around the region, trails are accessible for strollers and wheelchairs so folks of all abilities can enjoy them. You don’t have to live in Fort Wayne to experience the trails. Almost every county in our region boasts a beautiful contribution to the trail system. So grab a friend or your puppy and start moving towards the trail closest to you!   The Trails Angola Trail Counties: Steuben Length: 4.4 miles Trail end points: Commons Park and E. Wendell Jacob Avenue This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. It is located just miles from the Ohio and Michigan borders and pathways connect Fireman’s Park and Commons Park. The trail is also walking distance from Trine University.    It’s a beautiful day for a morning bike ride. ☀☀☀#rivergreenway #lovingthisindiansummer A post shared by Sarah Sexton (@i.am.sarah.sexton) on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:00am PDT Rivergreenway Counties: Allen Length: 30.1 miles Trail end points: Shoaff Park to Historic Old Fort (Fort Wayne); Historic Old Fort and Moser Park (New Haven); Historic Old Fort to Southtown Centre (Fort Wayne) This trail allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. This impressive, 30-mile trail way runs through Fort Wayne, by the rivers, through downtown and connects residential districts. The Rivergreenway serves as an all inclusive and easily accessible trail for any resident of Allen County.     Blue River Trail Counties: Whitley Length: 2.5 miles Trail end points: S. Main St./US 30 north of E. Hanna St. and Morsches Park This trail allows for biking, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. Blue River Trail helps link parks, businesses and residential areas along the Eel River.     Fairy spot on #Fishinglinetrail. A post shared by Roberta Stone, ASID, RID (@stone.roberta) on Jun 3, 2017 at 8:30am PDT Fishing Line Trail Counties: Noble Length: 1.3 miles Trail end points: E 850 N and E 800 N (Rome City) This trail allows for biking and walking. This is a developing and constantly improving trail in Noble County whose goal is to connect the tight-knit communities in the county.     Heritage Trail Counties: Kosciusko Length: 1.8 miles Trail end points: Winona Avenue and Roy Street This trail allows for biking and walking and is part of a larger system called the Lake City Greenway.     End of the @dam2damride in #wabashindiana #paradisespringriverwalk #centuryride #triathlete #swimbikerun A post shared by TooTallFritz (@tootallfritz) on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:03am PDT Paradise Spring Riverwalk Trail Counties: Wabash Length: 0.75 miles Trail end points: S. Allen St. and E. Market St. and Paradise Spring Historical Park Paradise Spring Riverwalk allows for bike, inline skating, walking and is wheelchair accessible. This trail overlooks the Wabash River and goes through the Paradise Spring Historical Park. The park and trail highlight the historical significance of the area.   For more information on trails in northeast Indiana, check out one of these great resources! Trail Link – Locations,...

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Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Posted by on February 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Press release from Science Central   FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Doctor’s Day, presented by the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, is back at Science Central for a 23rd year! Doctor’s Day is Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to Science Central is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. thanks in part to sponsorship from Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health, and SYM Financial Advisors. This hands-on health fair gives kids a chance to explore the world of medicine and learn about health issues in a friendly environment. Visitors can talk with health professionals, watch exciting medical and wellness demonstrations, tour Parkview Samaritan and Lutheran Air medical helicopters (weather permitting), explore ambulances, and much more. Special appearances this year will include the Fort Wayne Mad Ant, Johnny from the Tin Caps, and Icy D. Eagle from the Komets! Save time at Admissions, and check in before March 3 on Science Central’s website! For more information about Doctor’s Day, visit www.sciencecentral.org, www.alliancefw.org, or call 260-424-2400. About Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance: The FWMS Alliance, a 78-year-old charitable organization, endeavors to educate children in the science of medicine, while also providing information to help them and their families to be healthier. Working in conjunction with area health care professionals, the Alliance is proud to have developed Doctor’s Day into one of the longest- running health fairs in our area with record attendance of over 2,500 in recent years....

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Yoga To Beat The Winter Blues

Posted by on February 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Yoga To Beat The Winter Blues

Yoga To Beat The Winter Blues

Yoga is an incredible benefit to one’s physical, mental and spiritual health. With winter weather causing most time spent to be indoors, it’s a great opportunity to give it a try! Feeling a bit intimidated by yoga? Or maybe you’ve got a mat you like to lay out in the living room, but you’re a bit nervous to go to a group session? Fear not! Fort Wayne is home to many studios that are suitable for all skill levels. For The Novice: Fusion Yoga A post shared by • FUSION YOGA • (@fusionyogafw) on Nov 23, 2017 at 9:54am PST Fusion Yoga offers an intro course that has been dubbed “Yoga for Men Who Can’t Bend.” A series constructed around teaching men the basics of posture in a supportive atmosphere. Fusion Yoga offers many styles of yoga, but their most practiced style is “hot yoga.” A variety of yoga that requires their studio be at a high temperature and humidity  to ensure that your lungs and skin do not dry out. There are also many who enjoy the heated environment simply as a way to get out of the cooler temps outdoors. Whatever your reason is for wanting to try hot yoga, Fusion is welcome to any and all! PranaYoga PranaYoga also offers a Yoga Basics course. Whether you are new to yoga, or prefer a milder routine to your sessions, this class is perfect for you. Teachers in this course give tips and training throughout to help casual yoga goers sharpen their basic skills and techniques. They even children’s and teen’s classes! The start of PranaYoga’s mission states, “Our mission is to provide a FUN and HEALING community of learning the ancient art and science of Yoga and Ayurveda! Through the most experienced and educated instructors, our intention is one of holistic health. There is a sharing of ancient wisdom and of community service. Our goal is to meet you where you are, within whatever stage of life you are experiencing.” Simply Yoga A post shared by Simply Yoga Fort Wayne (@simplyyogafortwayne) on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:45am PDT Simply Yoga offers another unique option for yoga beginners. Barre yoga combines elements of yoga, dance and Pilates with a ballet barre at its northwest location. For The Experienced Yoga Lovers: Urban Body Yoga A post shared by Urban Body Yoga (@urbanbodyyoga) on Nov 21, 2017 at 9:20am PST Urban Body Yoga offers a variety of more intense sessions and classes. Hot Power Yoga will apply variations of many advanced poses while pushing to sharpen body, spirit and mind. It is strongly recommended that one have experience in yoga in order to take part in this class. Urban Body Yoga also offers a selection of more intense fitness-esque courses: Urban Barre, Yoga Sculpt and Boot Camp. Though they have varying focusses, these courses are sure to challenge your entire body. Studio Seva Studio Seva offers a unique aerial Circus Class. Though all skill levels are welcome, there is a considerable skill curve to these unique routines of upper body strength and balance. The studio does warn that their classes may result in “fun, strength, flexibility, body awareness, new friends and lots of laughter.” Whether you’re in for yoga, or some of their aeriel courses, Studio Seva is prepared to...

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How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

Posted by on January 26, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

How to Hygge in Fort Wayne

About Hygge What is hygge? Aside from being a little difficult to pronounce (“hoo-guh”), the definition has an extremely easy to understand meaning. It encompasses the overall feeling of contentment, well-being, and being cozy. In our fast paced world, we often ignore these important feelings and practices. Lucky for us, it is very possible to hygge in Fort Wayne.   How to Hygge in Fort Wayne Contentment  Contentment is different for everyone. If you want to feel contentment, you should find something that you really enjoy and act on it. This could be catching a show at Embassy or checking out the latest performance from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Promote Your Personal Well Being  It’s a new year and you have new opportunities to do something for yourself. Help your mind, body, and soul by joining a local gym or taking a yoga class. Coziness  Cozy is in the eye of the beholder. It can be going to an amazing coffee shop like Fortezza, or enjoying time with your friends at a warm and friendly bar like JK O’Donnells.   How to Achieve the Entire Hygge Package Winter Cozy is a hygge themed evening brought to you by Riverfront Fort Wayne. Everything about this speaks hygge. According to Megan Butler, this event will stimulate the senses. She uses Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to create a sense of wonder and connection through the taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound. The goal is to offer an amazing experience while re-defining winter. The event highlights the positives of winter (like a heated tent, cozy furniture, warm cocktails, food for purchase, live music from Ty Causey, sensory games, ice sculptures, and drink luges). The event will feature local ice sculptors and other local vendors like Mutton and Club Soda. Part of promoting your personal well-being and contentment will be highlighted through adult hands-on sensory activities. According to Megan Butler, you should think about sensory activities for autism. You can play with the activities and take them home. Riverfront Fort Wayne is committed to making people more conscious of the rivers. This event is an example of how people can live their lives around the rivers and have fun all year, even in the winter. Event Details Winter Cozy is a part of Winterval Admission is $10 at the door. Event Runs from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This event is 21+ Sponsored by Alt 99.5, Riverfront Fort Wayne, and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation. Winterval is a Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation event. Contact Megan Butler for additional...

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Business Notes – In Touch Salonspa Breaks Ground On Second Location

Posted by on October 9, 2017 | Comments Off on Business Notes – In Touch Salonspa Breaks Ground On Second Location

Business Notes – In Touch Salonspa Breaks Ground On Second Location

From Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center Business is booming for In Touch Salonspa in northern Fort Wayne, so much so that the salon and spa facility, located at 939 East Dupont Road (just east of Coldwater Road), broke ground for a second, larger location. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 10 for the new facility, to be located adjacent to the new 1st Source Bank building at 4005 East Dupont Road, which is just east of the Parkview Regional Medical Center complex. With 6,000 square feet of space, the new $1.6 million project will provide more than 50 percent more capacity than the existing salon. Like the original location, the new facility will offer beauty services, hair care, and Aveda retail products, along with “our extremely high standards of customer service and our top-notch technical abilities,” according to InTouch Salonspa owner Cindy Kirkland in a prepared statement. She notes that all of her guests “enjoy the ultimate experience during each visit, with up-to-date, high-end services and technology. Taking services one step further, however, Kirkland says that the new, state-of-the-art location “will streamline the beauty industry by also including an upscale barbershop.” The new salon/spa will have more than 50 employees, including hair stylists, barbers, estheticians, a massage therapist, a nail technician, a manager and guest service coordinators. Kirkland says that the original location of In Touch Salonspa, which opened in October 2003, currently has 30 employees and averages more than 150 new customers each month. The Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center created financial projections to secure funding for the project. While ground is being broken next week for the new salon, construction is estimated to take four to six months, with a tentative completion date of the Spring of 2018. For more information on In Touch Salonspa, call 260-410-0350 or visit www.InTouchSalonSpa.com. To learn more about the services of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, visit www.isbdc.org or call...

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LFW Weekly Fun File

Posted by on September 21, 2017 | Comments Off on LFW Weekly Fun File

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun events in Fort Wayne? Look no further! Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. International Day of Peace Rally Thursday, September 21 at 12:15 p.m. In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring September 21 the International Day of Peace. Join us downtown (or wherever you are) for a moment of silence where you meditate on bringing peace to your heart and the world! September Hot Spot Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. Hot spot time! Check out CityScape flats and do some networking! Women’s Creative Entrepreneur Night Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m. Shop and support local women and all they bring to our community! Whose Live Anyway Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Should be a great show! Get your tickets ASAP! Triad Fall Medication Disposal Day Friday, September 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doing some fall cleaning? Don’t forget your medicine cabinet! Fall Harvest Festival Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23 There’s going to be so many fun things to do on the farm! Kick off the fall season with great activities on this beautiful weekend! Return of the SOUP Friday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. SOUP is back! Watch four presentations and vote on which project you think will most benefit our community. Safety Fair at Jefferson Pointe Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. The kiddos will love this safety fair, you grown-ups can get some useful information as well! Stop by! Hop On Brew Tour Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m. This benefit for CTN will take you to our local breweries while you get to meet new friends. It should be a super fun time! It’s hop on, hop off style — so grab a ticket and come anytime! Lakeside Fall Concert Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m. The rose gardens are still beautiful this time of year, there will be music, fun activities, and small business shopping. Don’t miss it! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and enjoy this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our...

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