Click here where Heidi Crockett is being featured in Teepa Snow’s newsletter.

 

PAST Events:

1.Newly Released

MY BOOK: “Caregiver Stress: Neurobiology to the Rescue

2. “Optimal Health: Important Sexual Health Information for Adults Over 60”

When: Thursday, September 10, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Aston Gardens at The Courtyards, 331 Courtyard Boulevard, Sun City Center, FL, 33573, United States (map)
Description:  This is presentation #4 for “Optimal Health Series.” Heidi Crockett, LCSW, CMC, presents on intimacy and the brain. Did you know that physicians frequently stop asking about sexual health after age 60? Consider attending this lecture if you want to learn about cultivating optimal sexual and emotional health as you age. Since the series has been about brain integration, this class will review brain integration, what happens in the brain with intimacy, and the benefits of maintaining strong emotional bonds as we age.

3. “Grief: What Happens in the Brain When Grieving and What You Can Do To Help”

When: Fri, September 18, 2pm – 3pm

Where: The Fountains At Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703, United States (map)
Description: Each time we revisit a thought, we are reshaping our brain. Similarly, when we think about someone or something important to us which we lost, we retrace these neural pathways. This retracing can be painful in the grieving process. Come hear what happens in the brain when you are grieving and why according to modern neuroscience, successful grief resolution involves balancing the retracing of these memories while also making new memories. No RSVP required, second floor auditorium, free and open to the general public.

4. Sex, Dementia and Long-Term Care: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

When: Event Available three different days, A. Tuesday, September 29, 9:00am – 12:15pm or B. October 15th, 1:00-4:15pm, or C. November 5, 5:00-8:15pm

Where: St Petersburg College Caruth Health Education Center, room#177NS, at 66th St. and Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL, 33781, United States (map)
Description: Heidi Crockett, LCSW, CMC, presents this 3 hour CEU course with St. Petersburg College. Course Description: Just because someone has dementia, doesn’t mean that they no longer have a sex drive. This class will provide resources to address the issue in facilities. Receive answers to the following questions and more: • Is intimacy appropriate with dementia? • Appropriate vs in appropriate sexual behavior? • How to address sexual concerns? • Who/What causes the challenges to sexual behavior and dementia? • Where do you draw the line between duty of care and healthy intimacy? • Capacity to consent (Agree) to sexual relations • When to call DCF
For more information call 727-341-3393. Three contact hours for Nursing Home Admin, Guardians, Nursing, Business Office, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or go to www.spcollege.edu/ceu to register.

5. Healthy Aging: Top Ten List

When: Thursday, October 8, 11:30am – 1pm

Where: Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, 800 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33606, United States (map)
Description: Come learn the top ten MOST IMPORTANT tips for healthy aging! Heidi will outline an integrated approach to healthy living, including how discoveries in neuroscience unlock the mystery to why we are able (or not able) to make healthier food and lifestyle choices.

6. Guardian Conference Keynote Speaker, “De-stress Success: Using Neuroscience to Improve Communication with Challenging Families and Other Parties”

When: Friday, October 9, 4pm – 5pm

Where: 950 Lake Carillon Dr, St Petersburg, FL 33716, USA (map)
Keynote speaking at the Professional Guardian Association of Pinellas County Annual Conference at the Hilton – Carillon Park.
Description: When you are in the middle of a challenge, do you know what is going on in your brain? Our automatic stress response can derail even the most highly skilled professional. If the limbic brain is firing from stress, the prefrontal cortex, (the part of the brain where higher reasoning occurs,) goes offline. Come learn clinical tools to optimize your brain integration and communication skills, as well as how to assess others’ and respond appropriately.
For more information or to register for the conference, visit: http://guardianassociation.org/event-2020463

7. “Dementia and Consent, Policy and Implications”

When: Tuesday, October 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Where: Horizon Bay Hyde Park, 800 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
Description: Come here Heidi Crockett, LCSW, MSW, CMC present at the small ALF coalition’s monthly meeting.  CALL TO CONFIRM exact presentation time and to register, John Johnson at 813-857-2551 or if unable to reach, call Aging Care Advocates at 813-246-4120.

******REMINDER of Heidi’s OCTOBER 15th 3 CEU event see Sept 29th for description*******

8. “Seniors and Sexuality in the 21st Century”

When: Monday, October 19, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where: Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Ave S, Gulfport, FL 33707
Description: This presentation will explore current trends in sexual health for those over 60 with an emphasis on the needs of LGBT older adults.  We will discuss the importance of intimacy for your overall health including what happens in the body, (e.g. two hearts begin to beat in rhythm, the respiratory, hormone, and immune systems align, & other positive health effects).  This class will explore sexuality topics and includes time for anonymous Q & A.  No RSVP required.

 

9. LGBT Older Adult-last hour of 3 hour CEU event

When: Event occurs two times either Thursday, October 22, 1:00pm – 4:15pm or Thursday, November 12th, 9:00- noon

Where: St Petersburg College Caruth Health Education Center, room#177NS, at 66th St. and Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL, 33781, United States (map)
Description: Heidi is presenting on LGBT older adults from 11:00am – 12:15pm as part of St. Petersburg College’s 3 hour CEU class, “Using Public Benefits in Nursing Homes and ALFs.” This is a three credit continuing education seminar for nursing home business, office managers, social workers, ALF administrators, case managers, nurses, admissions directors, and discharge planners focused on the use of public benefits for senior clients.
For more information call 727-341-3393. Three contact hours for Nursing Home Admin, Guardians, Nursing, Business Office, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or go to www.spcollege.edu/ceu to register.

10. “Intimacy, Dementia, and the Brain: What Does Brain Health Have to Do with Intimacy?”

When: Thursday, October 29th from 1:00pm – 2:30pm as part of a free 9:00-2:30 caregivers symposium event

Where: TBD in Sun City Center, RSVP contact is Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990

Description: This presentation will explore how understanding the brain can improve communication and intimacy, evidence-based neuroscience education on what happen in the brain when there is resonance and intimacy, tips to improve left/right brain integration, as well as tips to respond to dementia and ISB (inappropriate sexual behavior).

 

 

11. “Optimal Health: Using Neurobiology to Improve Communication and Relationships”

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Where: Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707, United States (map)
Description: Using neurobiology, this class will explain the importance of mirror neurons, the impact of empathic listening on the brain, and exercises to improve communication. Learn how to gracefully say no and optimize your relationships so that they are rewarding to both parties. No RSVP required, free and open to the general public.

12. Practical Tips to Reduce Caregiver Stress

When: Thursday, November 5, 11am – 12pm

Where: Homewood Residence at Freedom Plaza, 3910 Galen Court, Sun City Center, FL 33573, United States (map)
Description: Research reveals that it is not the act of caregiving that causes increased caregiver health issues but how they respond to and manage stress. During this seminar, Heidi Crockett will explain the practical suggestions you can do to improve your health and the health of your loved one. Topics will include: • Cutting-edge science on what happens in your body when there is stress • The specific long-term effects of stress for caregivers • Brain-based, stress-reducing exercises practiced during the presentation Free event, please contact Homewood Residence at Freedom Plaza to RSVP 813-633-4340.

******REMINDER of Heidi’s NOVEMBER 5th 3 CEU event 5-8pm, see Sept 29th for description*******

13. Healthy Aging: Mindful Consumption of Food and Pleasure

When: Friday, November 13, 11:30am – 1pm

Where: Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, 800 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33606, United States (map)
Description: Mindfulness is a practice of cultivating awareness of the moment to moment unfolding of life. During this hour, participants will discuss how to bring more awareness, joy, and pleasure into normal daily activities. We will complete some useful guided exercises. At the end, there will be an anonymous question and answer period for anything food and pleasure related, so come with questions!

14. Eating Tips for Busy People or Singles

When: Friday, December 11, 11:30am – 1pm

Where: Horizon Bay at Hyde Park, 800 W Azeele St, Tampa, FL 33606, United States (map)
Description: Do you WANT to eat healthy but don’t have the time? Maybe you don’t feel like cooking for one? Heidi Crockett has some easy, quick, and healthy solutions. She will also discuss which power bar, frozen dinner, and fast food meals are better and why. Don’t be fooled, it is possible to eat healthy with less time or effort than expected.

15. “Grief: Letting Go of What Holds You Back”

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2pm – 3pm

Where: Second floor auditorium at the Fountains At Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, FL, 33703, United States (map)
Description: Studies show that successful grief resolution involves meaning-making from a loss. Before someone is able to make meaning, though, they must be able to acknowledge what has been lost. Come to this discussion about the importance of what you have lost and the importance of what remains. No RSVP required, second floor auditorium. Free and open to the general public.

16. “Seniors and Sexuality: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know”

When: Tuesday, February 16, 9am – 10:30am

Where: 1002 E Palm Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
Description: Just in time for Valentine’s Day, come hear Heidi Crockett, LCSW, CMC, present on the most relevant sexual health issues facing adults over 60 and how to respectfully address sexual health as a healthcare professional.  To RSVP and confirm the event location, call Heidi at 727-417-3016.

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June 18th  “Caregiver Stress: Cutting-Edge Research on What Actually Helps” 11:00am

Bayshore Memory Care–presentation then lunch

1260 Creekside Blvd East

Naples, FL  34109

 

June 24th, 2015 at 10:30am “Brain Health and Intimacy Tips” by Heidi Crockett.

Location: Inspired Living at Sun City Center, 1320 33rd Street SE, Sun City Cneter, FL 33573.

RSVP 813-922-1821.

 

July 23th, 2015 at 2:00pm “Practical Tips to Reduce the Effects of Caregiver Stress” by Heidi Crockett

Description: This presentation will explain current findings in neurobiology on what happens in the brain when there is stress and what reduces stress, including answers specific to long-term caregivers.  You will practice brain-based, stress-reducing exercises at the presentation as well as take home a handout with practical tips to improve your well-being as well as that of your loved one.

Location: Arden Courts of Seminole

 

July 24th, 2015 at 2:00pm “Achieving Optimal Emotional Health: Using Neurobiology to Improve Relationships” by Heidi Crockett

Description: Using neurobiology, this class will explain the importance of mirror neurons, the impact of empathic listening on the brain, and exercises to improve communication

Location: Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay 2nd floor Auditorium, 1255 Pasadena Ave S., St Petersburg, FL 33707.  No RSVP required.

 

August 14th, 2015 at 2:00pm “Achieving Optimal Sexual Health: Important Sexual Health Information for Adults over 60” by Heidi Crockett

Description: Sexual health is an important part of your overall health.  Did you know that physicians frequently stop asking about sexual health after age 60?  Consider attending this lecture if you want to learn how to care for your sexual health as you age.  There will be an anonymous question and answer section, so bring your questions.

Location: Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay 2nd floor Auditorium, 1255 Pasadena Ave S., St Petersburg, FL 33707.  No RSVP required.

 

Florida Conference on Aging 2015- Sixty Sparkles

Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida from August 10-12

“It’s Time to Talk about….Sex after 60” by Heidi Crockett

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OLDER COMPLETED PRESENTATIONS

June 17th, 2015 at 2:00pm “Achieving Optimal Physical Health: Using Neurobiology to Improve Eating Habits

Description: Using neurobiology, this class will talk about why we get stuck in our eating (and lifestyle) habits and what we can do to improve.  This presentation will outline Heidi’s Top Ten list for healthy aging and healthy eating.

Location: Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay 2nd floor Auditorium, 1255 Pasadena Ave S., St Petersburg, FL 33707.  No RSVP required

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National Association of Social Workers Florida Conference in Orlando, FL June 10-13

“Aging Gracefully: Paving the Way to Optimal Mental and Sexual Health” on Friday, June 12th from 2:00-5:00pm, This workshop is co-presented by Dr. David Bernstein, geriatric physician, and Heidi Crockett, LCSW

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June 11th, 2015 at 2pm “Achieving Optimal Mental Health: Neurobiology and Brain Exercises
Description: Using neurobiology, this class will outline the benefits of horizontal (left/right) and vertical (toe to head) integration including brain exercises and recommendations to improve cognitive functioning and mood. Heidi simplifies recent findings from neuroscience and the presentation includes a useful handout to take home.

Location: Aston Gardens at the Courtyards, 231 Courtyard Blvd Sun City Center, FL. No RSVP required

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PALMS OF LARGO, PLAZA at 10am

“Seniors and Sexuality in the 21st Century”

Wed June 10th

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 May 27th, 2015 at 10:30am “Seniors and Sexuality in the 21st Century” by Heidi Crockett

Description: This class uses evidence-based research to review important sexual health issues for those over 60. We’ll discuss the importance of intimacy including what happens in the body (e.g. two hearts being to beat in rhythm, the respiratory, hormone, and immune systems align, & other positive health efforts).  There will be an opportunity for anonymous questions and answers.

Location: Inspired Living at Sun City Center, 1320 33rd Street SE, Sun City Center, FL 33573.

RSVP 813-922-1821.

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May 18th, 2015 at 2:30pm, “Dating for Seniors” by Heidi Crockett

Description: Do you want more companionship in your life?  Are you curious about online dating? If you met someone that you liked, do you know how to be safe while also having fun?  This class will explore these questions and will include time for anonymous questions and answers.

Location: Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S., Gulfport, FL 33707. No RSVP required.

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May 15th, 2015 at 2:00pm “Achieving Optimal Mental Health: Neurobiology and Brain Exercises” by Heidi Crockett

Description: Using neurobiology, this class will outline the benefits of horizontal (left/right) and vertical (toe to head) integration including brain exercises and recommendations to improve cognitive functioning and mood.  Heidi simplifies recent findings from neuroscience and the presentation includes a useful handout to take home.

Location: Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay 2nd floor Auditorium. 1255 Pasadena Ave S., St Petersburg, FL 33707.  No RSVP required.

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National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers annual conference

“Intimacy Concerns for Seniors with Dementia”

April 29 to May 2 in Denver, CO

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1. April 14th “Dementia and Sexuality” 11:00am

Bayshore Memory Care–presentation then lunch

1260 Creekside Blvd East

Naples, FL  34109

If possible, please RSVP to239-777-9877

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Friday, February 13th– St. PETERSBURG

“Dating Tips for Seniors”

At the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 2nd floor auditorium,

2:00pm – 3:00pm, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707

 click here to see flyer: Dating for Seniors.Feb 13.2015.Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay

 

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Monday, February 16th– GULFPORT

“Seniors and Sexuality in the 21st Century”

At the Gulfport Senior Center auditorium, 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707

 click here to see flyer: Seniors and Sexuality.Feb 16.2015.Gulfport Senior Center

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June 1st, scheduled  publish date for my upcoming chapter on caregiving.

I answer the question:  How can I achieve optimal health as a caregiver?  Then go into optimal mental health, optimal physical health, and optimal sexual health.  More details to come.

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Thursday, January 8th— SUN CITY CENTER

“A New Year, A New You: Quick, Easy Health Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy All Year Round”

At Aston Gardens at 2:00pm-3:00pm, 1311 Aston Gardens Court
Sun City Center, FL 33573. 

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Monday, January 12th–CLEARWATER

“What Does Brain Health Have to do with Intimacy? Intimacy, Dementia, and the Brain”

At  Regency Oaks at 2:30pm- 3:45pm, 2720 Regency Oaks Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33759. Check in at front desk. See flyer here:

What Does Brain Health Have to do with Intimacy.FLYER.Jan 12.2015

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Thursday, January 22nd– St. PETERSBURG

“Brain Health and Intimacy Tips”

At the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 2nd floor auditorium,

2:00pm – 3:00pm, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707

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July 16th–guest speaker Wednesday 9am until 11am

“The Challenges of Sexuality for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia”

The Florida Health Care Social Worker’s Association Annual conference in Delray Beach, FL.  My presentation will be covering advocacy for seniors’ sexual rights, issues in senior communities, and the specific needs of the LGBT senior.

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Aug 13th–“Integrative Medicine 101: Education and tips on alternative medicine modalities that compliment traditional/western medicine

St. Petersburg Sunshine Center at 1pm

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August 18th–“Integrative Medicine 101: Education and tips on alternative medicine modalities that compliment traditional/western medicine

Gulfport Senior Center at 2:30pm, (Ms. Crockett presents her “Healthy Aging” series at Gulfport Senior Center every three months on the third Monday from 2:30 to 3:30. Click here to hear her “Healthy Aging: Top Ten List” from Sept 4, 2013.)

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September 10th at 1pm–“Eating to Live or Living to Eat

St Petersburg Sunshine Center– Auditorium

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October 8th at 1pm– “Laughter Yoga and Other Exercises to Reduce Stress and Increase Fun”

St Petesburg Sunshine Center–Auditorium

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Oct 17th Presenter for the Professional Guardian Association Annual Conference- Pinellas

The Hilton Carillon 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL

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Nov 17th at 2:30pm– “Laughter Yoga and Other Exercises to Reduce Stress and Increase Fun”

Gulfport Senior Center– Dining Room

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 June 13th–COMPLETED

National Association for Social Workers Florida Chapter – NASW FL- Annual Conference in Weston, FL

“Advocating for Seniors’ Sexual Rights: Issues in Communities and with Dementia”

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June 11th- 1pm Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors-COMPLETED

St Petersburg Sunshine Center, 1pm in the auditorium

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April 30th–COMPLETED

St Petersburg Sunshine Center 1:00pm “Health Aging: Top Ten List,” for more information click on the flyer here: Healthy Aging flyer Sunshine Center

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April 8th– COMPLETED

Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association of Directors of Nurse Administration monthly dinner and meeting, I am presenting from 6pm to 7:30 “Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia” at Banquet Masters in Pinellas Park. For more information click here: Directors of Nursing Administration Association Presentation

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“Healthy Aging: Mindful Consumption of Food and Pleasure”–COMPLETED

February 5th at 1:30-2:30pm

Gulfport Senior Center Dining Room,

5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707

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Intimacy As We Age: Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia–COMPLETED

PACIFICA– February 6th at 5pm-7pm

Pacifica Senior Living Belleair
620 Belleair Road

Clearwater, FL 33756

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ARDEN COURTS DATES BELOW–COMPLETED

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 from 11am to 1pm at Arden Courts of Tampa

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm at Arden Courts of Tampa

Click Here for the Details from the Flyer

1.5 hour CEUS for nurses, social workers, case managers, guardians, and aministrators

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“Healthy Aging and Brain Health”–COMPLETED

September 4, 2013 at 1:30pm

Gulfport Senior Center Dining Room,

5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707
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Completed–

“Quick Healthy Eating Tips for Busy People and Singles

November 6th at 1:30- See attached flyer here: Eating Tips for Singles Gulfport Senior Center

Gulfport Senior Center Dining Room,

5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707

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Completed

“Healthy Aging: Top Ten List”

June 5, 2013, 9:00am to 10:00am

The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave S  St Petersburg, FL

Listen to the recording on YouTube:

Click here for Healthy Aging Video on YouTube Part One

Click here for Healthy Aging Video on YouTube Part Two

Click here for Healthy Aging Video on YouTube Part Three

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Completed

FREE—Thurs, October 25th, 10:00am–45 minute Health Food Store Tour, Location: Trader Joe’s at the Forum,

Don’t miss this event!  You are going to learn about the BEST, CHEAPEST, and HEALTHIEST food and food products that Trader Joe’s has to offer.

Examples: nitrite-free natural lunch meat–forget paying $6 at other health food stores, Trader Joe’s has it for $3.  Preservative-free organic hummus $2 at Trader Joe’s (half the price and no preservatives compared to the hummus at a regular grocery store)…there are many more…I won’t type it all out here, come see me and hear!

Click this link for a picture/information from the tour!

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Completed

Monday, November 12th,

12:00-1:00pm, Health Talk for Students

“Running on Empty: How to Refuel When Your Life’s in the Fast Lane”

Come hear quick, easy-to-apply tips on staying healthy and happy despite the RUSH.  Topics covered include: top ten nutrition must-knows (and how to apply them when you’re in a RUSH) and the PROs and CONS of vegetarianism

LOCATION: Gainesville State College–Oconee, 1201 Bishop Farms Pkwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Click here for a recording of talk

Questions? Contact me at

HeidiCrockett@gmail.com