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Saint Rose Hosts Wellness-Fitness Conference

ALBANY (October 8, 2015) — Breast cancer awareness, weight management, volunteering, identity theft, sexuality and health, and the great outdoors are among the topics on the agenda of a daylong wellness conference at The College of Saint Rose.

The Wellness-Fitness Conference will be held Wednesday, November 4, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in The College of Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center, 420 Western Ave., Albany, New York. Admission is free and open to the public.

The conference will feature professionals from the Capital Region speaking on a variety of health, fitness and wellness topics. Schedule for the day is:

8 a.m. – Going Outdoors – Ray Perry, Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
9 a.m. – Sexuality and Health – Kathy Rosecrans, Alpha Pregnancy Center
10 a.m. – Healing Prayer – Stephen Halgren, Cru
11 a.m. – Smart Money – Leo Quinn, Leo J. Quinn Jr. Enterprises
Noon – Healthy Relationships – Alan Martell, Counseling Center, The College of Saint Rose
1 p.m. – Stress Management – Kaitlin McGregor, The College of Saint Rose
2 p.m. – Spiritual Wellness – Joan Horgan, Office of Spiritual Life, The College of Saint Rose
3 p.m. – Fire Safety – Albany Fire Department
4 p.m. – Volunteering – Ken Scott, Office of Community Service, The College of Saint Rose
5 p.m. – Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft – Maurice Padula, Office of the New York State Attorney General
6 p.m. – Breast Cancer Awareness– Margaret Purcell, school health educator
7 p.m. – Nutrition – Janna Neitzel, Cornell Cooperative Extension

The Wellness-Fitness Conference is sponsored by the Saint Rose Department of Physical Education. For more information, contact Dr. Ann Neilson, department chair, at 518-454-5248 or by email.

The College of Saint Rose ( is a dynamic, progressive college in the heart of New York’s capital city where teaching is the first priority. With 59 undergraduate programs, nine undergraduate certificates, 37 master’s degrees and 26 graduate certificates, and a mission of service to the urban community, the Saint Rose experience empowers students to improve themselves and the world around them.


For More Information, Contact:

Benjamin Marvin
Director of Media Relations