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What's Up Sonoma County

SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ Business owners, brokers, human resource directors

and safety mangers

are invited to iWORKwell’s 3rd Annual Workforce Wellness Symposium on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The symposium is free. Employers continue to look for new, sustainable ways to reduce health care costs and improve staff well-being by implement- ing wellness programs and incentives. Workforce well- ness programs have been asso- ciated with lowering workers’ compensation costs, decreasing absenteeism, increasing presen- teeism and boosting productiv- ity - altogether lowering health- care expenditures and creating a stronger bottom line.

Hosted by St. Joseph Health and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the symposium is a community wide collaboration led by Health Action’s iWORK- well team. Consistent with Health Action’s goal to make Sonoma County the healthiest county in California, iWORK- well introduces low-cost and no-cost tools to help employ-


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Iworkwell Workforce Wellness Event Set For March 27, 2013 At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital

ers create a healthier workforce. iWORKwell serves as a local resource to help address the rise in obesity, heart disease and diabetes while being proactive about curbing health care costs. During the symposium, St. Joseph Health, The Northern California

Being, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, and Kaiser Permanente will showcase their wellness programs.

The Santa Rosa Memorial lab team will offer free bio- metric screenings to participants to demonstrate what an onsite screening in the workplace involves. Diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings will give attendees the opportu- nity to experience one example of ways they can support staff members’ health and well-being. The symposium also features

a keynote speaker and panel of local business

who share successes of

representatives their

employer-based wellness pro- grams. For more information, please contact Jeannie Calverley of St. Joseph Health at Jeannie. or (707) 525-5263.

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Cloverdale, CA. ~ local art- ists exhibit acrylics, assem- blages,

Towers Gallery presents “Bright Beginnings” Display Runs Through March 31, 2013.

ceramics, clay and

scratchboard, garden art, glass, jewelry, oils, Origami, photography, watercolor and to include many North County artists.

Cloverdale artists

showing are Nancy Burres, Bill Cox, Melissa Cox, Jack Fitzsimmons, Walter Gendell, Ann Gillis, Betsi Hamilton, Debbie Shanahan, and Jim Van Deren. Cloverdale High School 11th and 12th grade art stu- dents exhibit through juried process selection, showing a variety of mediums.


include Crysta Jojola, Dennis Lindelof, Shaylee Roberts, Morgan Robinson, Madison Stewart and Delani Waller. Hailing from Ukiah are Lou Feigin, wood turning and Alex Murray, scratch and clay board. Wood artisans of prominence include Don Ajello, Ralph Carlson, Scott Clark and Dennis Lashar. “Bright Beginnings” recep- tion on Saturday, February 9 from 5-9pm. Wine gra- ciously poured by Dawn and Chris Lindelof of Musetta Wines.

Hors d’ oeuvres,

raffle and music with award winning singer-songwriter, Larry Kenneth Potts, featur- ing Americana, Contemporary Folk Country, and Jazz selec- tions. Cathy Thomas, Gallery Director, 707-894-4331

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. ~Dave Barry

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