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Community Wellness in Nature. A Low Power Happy Hour Event.

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Trail in CVNP in background with event details.

Did you know that spending just 18 minutes outside every day can improve your physical and mental health? Join us on May 8, to learn from a panel of experts who will share their perspectives on the health benefits of nature, while also addressing the importance of preserving and protecting the environment for the well-being of ecosystems and communities.

As part of this discussion, participants will get an early look at the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s upcoming Nature Rx program, which aims to improve the health and well-being of our community through programming that utilizes the positive health benefits of nature.

Following the discussion, participants will have the option to join expert-led activities that incorporate the healing benefits of nature, including a mindfulness walk, yoga, and a gardening activity (provided in partnership with Summit County Master Gardeners).

Joseph Blanda, M.D.
Retired Orthopedic Surgeon
Past board member for Conservancy for CVNP
Current board member Crown Point Ecology Center and Stewart Caring Place

Saira Ismail, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at NEOMED
Board Certified Family Physician

Denise D. Gibson, PhD, MSSA
Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Retired Licensed Independent Social Worker
Summit County Master Gardener

What to Expect
5:00 PM Networking & Cocktails
5:15 PM Panel Discussion
5:55 PM Q&A with Panel
6:10 PM Expert-led Activities

  • Mindfulness Walks led by Joe Blanda and Saira Ismail
  • Gardening Activity led by Denise Gibson and Summit County Master Gardeners
  • Yoga led by Kim Sowinski, founder of Crave Nature Cleveland

Conservancy Members: Free | General Admission: $10



May 8
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park


Happy Days Lodge
500 West Streetsboro Street
Peninsula,OH44264United States
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