TAMC has teamed with Maine Agri-Women (MAW) to offer a free community program designed to educate and bring awareness to women’s issues.

The event will be held at the conference center at TAMC’s A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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(Above: Lucy Richard, CNM, WHNP from TAMC’s Women’s Health Center will provide the keynote address at the County Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, April 9 at the conference center at TAMC)

The County Women’s Health Conference will be a great way to wrap up National Public Health Week (April 3-April 9) by providing women the opportunity to learn more about key issues related to health and general wellbeing, and to meet with professionals to ask questions.

This conference is geared to all women, all ages, from all walks of life,” said Jamie Guerrette, community health specialist at TAMC.  “We are excited to partner with the Maine Agri-Women to bring this Women’s Health Conference to The County. The Maine Agri-Women recently hosted a national event in southern Maine. After sharing in this experience, they wanted to do something closer to home and we were able to help them make that happen.”

Lucy Richard, CNM, WHNP from TAMC’s Women’s Health Center will provide the keynote address. Guerrette says that Richard will be the highlight of the conference because she is definitely a favorite and she is also a member of Maine Agri-Women. She will be speaking on the evolution of women’s health, including some new recommendations for screening tests.

“I have devoted almost 34 years to taking care of women in Aroostook County. I am honored to be trusted in caring for women of all ages 12 to 100,” said Richard.

Several other medical and other professionals will be covering a wide range of topics including sleep medicine, the chemicals in your cosmetics, domestic violence, urinary incontinence, medications, caring for aging parents and nutritious food with flavor.  Participants will be able to select their choice of three of these education breakout sessions in which to take part.

We are very proud to be a co-sponsor of this event,” said Pam Townsend, president of Maine Agri-Women. “We are partnering with TAMC because we believe that women's health is a very important topic. We as women are always busy making sure that everyone else in the family is taken care of and often neglect our own wellbeing.”

A County-style brunch will be offered, including ployes, a yogurt bar, and Penobscot McCrum Farm fries, among other food items. Also included in the conference will be educational displays, door prizes and giveaways.

“The event is free; however, preregistration is required since space is limited.  It is sure to fill up fast, so women should register right away,” explained Guerrette.

For information or to register for the Women’s Health Conference visit www.tamc.org or call Laura Turner at 207-768-4738.