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NMSU Extension to host wellness conference in Albuquerque Sept. 23

ALBUQUERQUE – Thriving comes in many forms – financial, health and wellness and personal relationships. Many people are facing issues that cause them not to thrive.


Family and Consumer Science Extension agents with New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences are inviting you to learn to thrive.

The Cooperative Extension Service agents from the northern district are hosting a wellness conference for creating and maintaining health and happiness from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Bernalillo County Extension office, 1500 Menaul Blvd. NW. Registration fee is $10, which includes lunch.

“We want to give people an opportunity to learn helpful tips to improve their lives,” said Cindy Schlenker-Davies, Bernalillo County CES director. “Our keynote speaker, Raquel Garzon, will challenge us to ‘Choose to THRIVE!’”

NMSU Extension nutrition and wellness specialist Garzon has worked as a nutritionist and trainer. She is the president and founder of Revitalize Project, a company that provides wellness programs to corporations and community organizations.

The six relevant workshops will include:

• “Aging in Your Own Home?” A practical approach to living and thriving in your own home as you age. Presented by Rick Griffiths, San Juan County Extension family and consumer science agent.

• “Do You Want to Enjoy (rather than survive) Your Family?” Learn practical tips for building a strong, happy family at every stage in life. Presented by Ann-Marie Wilson, Valencia County Extension family and consumer science agent.

• “Is Cleaning Your Home Killing You?” Find out what natural ingredients can be used to make your own cleaning and personal care products. Presented by Davies and Cynthia Beiser, Bernalillo County Extension emergency preparedness specialist.

• “Maintaining Your Physical Strength?” As we age, we lose strength. Learn simple tips to help you maintain and gain strength. Presented by Desiree Jimenez, retired Rio Arriba County family and consumer science specialist.

• “Want a $500 per Month Raise?” Learn practical small steps to make a big impact on your financial health. Presented by Bryce Jorgensen, NMSU Extension family resource management specialist.

• “Have You Connected With Your Muse Lately?” Learn how nurturing your creative spark keeps you healthy and sane in today’s hectic world. Presented by Danielle Berrien, Torrance County Extension family and consumer science agent.

Register online at http://thrive2017.ezregister.com or by calling 505-243-1386.