The Auxiliary of Brooks Memorial Hospital held its October Lunch and Learn Program at Shorewood Country Club.
Auxiliary Board member Corrine Heid introduced special guest, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Tawsufe Majid, MD, who was warmly welcomed. Dr. Majid spoke of his personal and professional background. He is accepting patients with routine pregnancy cases to those with more high risk issues. He also has a special interest in the gynecological needs of women of all ages. Majid sees patients at G & P Gynecare Women's Healthcare Center, located at 306 Central Ave., Dunkirk.
The program was presented by Carolyn Grady, yoga instructor and owner of the Dunkirk & Fredonia Yoga Center, located at 809 Central Ave., Dunkirk. She spoke on the benefits of yoga and how it helps one's health and wellness by linking body, mind and breath. She explained that yoga helps one let go of stress and anxiety, factors that affect the body. Grady then had attendees join her in yoga stretching and relaxation techniques.
Fundraising events sponsored by the Auxiliary include the following sales being held in the Brooks Memorial Hospital Lobby from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.: Small Indulgences on Friday; Silver Lining on Dec. 3; and Books are Fun on Dec. 17 and 18.
Brochures announcing the Auxiliary's annual Tree of Lights program, held at Brooks Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., will be mailed soon. The tree on the roof of the hospital will be illuminated, refreshments will be served in the lobby and caroling will be heard throughout the halls.
The next Lunch and Learn Program, which is open to the public, will be held at Shorewood Country Club on Jan. 23, 2013, at noon. The guest speaker will be Jennifer Foley, DDS, general dentistry, private practice, whose topic will be oral health and systemic diseases.
Auxiliary membership is ongoing and all are welcome to join. Donations to the Auxiliary Memorial Fund are always welcome and may be made at any time. Call Joanna at 366-2973 for more information.