Free Integrative Health Lecture Series Continues at Windham Hospital
WILLIMANTIC, CT – July 21, 2008 – The Integrative Health Steering Committee at Windham Hospital hosts “For the Health of It,” a Wednesday evening lecture series, each month. The July event, presented by Terrie Carpenter and Zarra Quinn, is “Animal Assisted Therapy.” It will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2008, from 7 – 9 pm in the Hospital’s Bernard & Desrosier Rooms.
Active in Animal Assisted Therapy since 1995, Tails of Joy member Terrie Carpenter and her two experienced shelties, and Zarra Quinn, will demonstrate the theories and practice of the discipline, answer questions about training requirements for both pets and their handlers, and discuss the Pet Therapy program at Windham Hospital. Terrie and her friends have visited numerous hospitals and nursing homes throughout Connecticut, and have assisted in the development of local programs to train additional therapy animals. In addition to her work in healthcare, Terrie serves as coordinator of the R.E.A.D. program (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) which visits over 28 libraries statewide. The Lecture Series is a service of the Integrative Health Service at Windham Hospital. Other offerings include therapeutic massage, Reiki, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, nutritional counseling, and the free Community Health Resource Room at Windham Hospital. Gift certificates for yoga, massage, Reiki, and acupuncture are available at the Hospital gift shop, and additional information is available on the Hospital website at www.windhamhospital.org.
The educational programs presented by Integrative Health Services are provided as a community service, and are not necessarily endorsements of a particular health regimen or practitioner by Windham Hospital. For more information please call 456-6002. In case of inclement weather, tune into WILI for cancellations.