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Widows’ Health & Wellbeing Day

June 16 at 9:00 am - 3:00 PM
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June 16 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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We invite you to a day designed to empower, educate and inspire you on your journey through widowhood.

A major study found the most stressful life event you can expect to experience is losing a spouse. The crushing stress of losing a loved one has long been linked to negative physical health impacts, and now, researchers are recognizing and documenting the serious mental health effects it causes as well. But hope is available. We invite you to a day designed to empower, educate and inspire you on your journey through widowhood. Whether you lost a loved one last year or last decade, this is for you. This all-day event will feature a variety of speakers on topics like nutrition, how grief impacts your physical health and getting your life organized.

Here is the planned schedule of events for the day:

9 AM: Welcome coffee and breakfast provided by Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen
9:15 AM: Carolyn Moor, founder of Modern Widows Club, on Empowering Your Widowhood Journey
10-11 AM: Dr. Marissa Magsino, functional medicine physician, on Health Perspective of the Modern Widow
11 AM to Noon: Tara Collingwood, registered dietitian nutritionist, on Mindful Eating
Noon to 1:15 PM: Community + connection with lunch, provided by Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen
1:15 – 1:45 PM: Jamie Binkley of the Crosby Wellness Center instructor, Basics of Tai Chi
2 – 2:45 PM: Suzanna Kaye, Professional Organizer & Paper Specialist, on Getting Your Important Papers & Information Organized
2:45 PM: Closing remarks and raffle giveaways with Carolyn Moor

See below to learn more about each of these amazing speakers.

This program is presented by Carolyn Moor and guest speakers Dr. Marissa Magsino, Tara Collingwood and Suzanna Kaye and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenters:  

Carolyn Moor

Carolyn Moor is a widow advocate, Founder of Modern Widows Club nonprofit focused on holistic women’s health. She is pioneering widow support, solutions and research by designing socially innovative events, e-courses, programs and resources for the modern widow. She’s been featured on TED, Oprah Show, CBS Sunday Morning, Psychology Today, NPR and WSJ. She was selected by Orlando Magazine as 2022 Woman of the Year Honoree.

Her new book Inspire Connect Lead: Empowering Your Widow Mentoring and Leadership Gifts shares modern widow stories and insights she learned over 11 years of building Modern Widows Club nonprofit from grassroots to global organization focused on empowering widows to thrive with compassionate support to move from grief to growth. Launched from her Winter Park home in 2011 with two widows. Learn more on her Moor Thoughts blog and Healthy Widow Healthy Woman podcast.

Marissa Magsino, MD

For 20 years, Dr. Marissa Magsino dedicated her practice to treating various diseases and medical conditions. In 2006, with the onset of premenopausal symptoms, she began her journey to find a natural way to replace her own hormones. She pursued a fellowship in functional and regenerative medicine centered on bio-identical hormone management. Upon completion of her fellowship, she worked for a large anti-aging company and for several years practiced treating hormone imbalances in middle-age men and women.

Dr. Magsino received her medical degree from the University of the East (Philippines) and continued medical training at the Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics. In 1997, she worked as a primary care internist and in pediatrics in Orlando, and later completed fellowship training for American Academy of Anti Aging and Functional Medicine and certification in Sexual Health.

Her practice is centered around helping patients rediscover vitality and energy through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, hormone pellet therapy, weight-loss, peptides. She has an office in Dr. Phillips.

Widowed in 2014 at the age of 52, she discovered the Modern Widows Club and has been an active member and supporter of since.

Tara Collingwood

Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, ACSM-CPT is the nutrition consultant to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and Golfzon Leadbetter Academy. She was the sports dietitian for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Orlando Magic NBA team, and University of Central Florida (UCF) Athletic Department. Tara is a performance coach at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute where she teaches senior executives how to manage their energy. She also has a private practice in Orlando, FL.

Tara lost her husband Stephen Gidus to cancer in 2012. She married John Collingwood in 2015 and is busy raising her two sons, Basil and Levi, and two stepsons, Maxim and Samuel.

Suzanna Kaye

Suzanna Kaye is a Professional Organizer & Paper Specialist. Here’s her story in her own words:

“I used to hate papers!

I was NOT born organized. To overcome my own organizing & paper struggles I spent years studying organizational techniques and the psychology of organizing and productivity.

In 2006, I became a Professional Organizer and spent my days teaching thousands of people how to work with their personality types to ditch the clutter and paper piles to create a peaceful home & get things done. My audiences have ranged from international corporations, C-Level Executives & medal-winning Olympians to stay at home moms, retirees, widows & families.

I found that the biggest stress for my clients was papers! The fear of not being able to find what you need in an emergency – and loved ones not knowing where to find essential information.

That’s why I created the Spark! Binder and Paper Path products. They take the hard work and decisions out of organizing papers & important details with small steps and fill in the blank worksheets. I’ve helped tens of thousands of people find paper peace, more time to do what they really love and know they and their loved ones are safe – no matter what happens.

~ Suzanna has been featured on HSN’s Healthy Home, ADDitude Magazine, Fox35 Good Day Orlando and is an author on LinkedIn Learning with 10 courses and over 2 million students (so far!)

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