Last year I went to the Women's Health Forum held here in Juneau for my first time.
I went with a couple friends, which was really nice. It was like the girls' afternoon out - no kids, no men. It was one to two hours of socializing, having lunch and learning. It was great!
We had lunch and listened to some very knowledgeable speakers.
I was more aware of health issues relating to women and found cause for concern. I learned that the earlier we start making healthy choices the better off we are as we get older.
And we all know there's no stopping that process!
They gave handouts, which were great. I took mine home to share with my sister who didn't go (I know she's going this year). The lunch they provided was awesome.
There was a variety and it all tasted pretty good. I tried some sort of Thai recipe for brown rice. To my surprise it was really good. I was glad to get a few recipes that I fixed for my family and friends.
As I left I was in great spirits and hoped that they would have one every year, because it was fun and a great learning experience.
The forum this year will be Saturday, Nov. 15, at Centennial Hall at 11:30 a.m. and again is free and includes lunch.