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Healthy Woman Marks 2nd Anniversary

Hundreds of women participated in Sunday's anniversary of the PMMC Healthy Woman program.

Hundreds of women participated in Sunday's second anniversary of the PMMC Healthy Woman program, held at the hospital campus.

Dr. Jeannette Samanen.

Dr. Jeannette Samanen.

POTTSTOWN PA – A huge white tent on the parking lot hill above and just south of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center alternately rang with laughter, then fell eerily silent, Sunday (May 17, 2009) as the hospital’s Healthy Woman program marked its second anniversary. It was all according to Jeannette Samanen’s plan.

Dr. Samanen, a Valley Forge PA-based specialist in stress management and behavioral medicine, was the day’s featured speaker. Much like a conductor directing an orchestra, she guided participants on a journey to discover their inner selves. At times, Samanen urged her audience into silence to envision future successes; at others, she encouraged their cheers for past accomplishments.

Those and other sounds – clinking water glasses, clattering dinner silverware, and plenty of conversation – served as the sonic backdrop for the celebration of Year Two of the monthly series of hospital special events targeted toward women of all ages. Healthy Woman is a membership program, but non-members are welcomed for individual events.

Coming up in the Healthy Woman series is “De-Clutter Your Life,” a talk scheduled for June 4 (2009; Thursday) at 6 p.m. in the conference rooms of the Chesmont Office Building, 13 Armand Hammer Blvd., across the street from the hospital; and a “Summer Safety Beach Party” on July 14 (2009; Tuesday) at 6 p.m. in the TriCounty Performing Arts Center, 245 E. High St. For information on either or to register, call 610-327-7662.

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