Please join us for a day of health & wellness
February 29th, 2020
Aquinas College – Wege Center Ballroom
Local health and wellness professionals will be featured at this expo to help you live an inspired life!
The purpose of this event is to inform our West Michigan community of their local health & wellness resources. There will be 20 vendors from the key pillars of health and wellness: nutrition, activity, stress management, sleep, mindfulness, community, and nature.
There will be a formal welcome at 10am, along with door prizes throughout the day. There will be short presentations about important health & wellness topics at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag that includes a reusable grocery bag from Bridge Street Market, a reading happy light from Verilux, a Boxed Water, and more!
This event is FREE, but donations to Universal Health Solutions are encouraged to help provide future health & wellness events. You can donate here or at the event.
Our expo is an open house format, so you can come and go as you are able!
2020 Expo Speakers
11:00am — Dr. Jim Hudson
Pain Rehabilitation; An integrative approach to chronic pain management.
Dr. Hudson is the Medical Director of the Pain Rehabilitation Program at Mary Free Bed, and has specialized in the treatment and management of patients with chronic pain at Mary Free Bed for 36 years. He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice and is a fellow of the American College of Pain Medicine. He is an active member of the Michigan Academy of Family Practice, American Academy of Family Practice, Michigan State Medical Society and the Kent County Medical Society. Dr. Hudson attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners.
12:00pm — Sharon Vermeulen
Reflexology – the Antidote for Your Pressure Cooker Life
Reflexology, whether you work with a reflexologist or do it yourself as a source of self and family care, can lower the pressure on your body, mind and spirit.
Sharon Vermeulen is a graduate of Western Michigan University in Music & Education. She taught music and elementary education before making the move into customer service management for 15 years. The ongoing stressors of a career along with keeping up with a home and family motivated Sharon to search for a way to relieve her own ‘pressure cooker’ existence and to be of service to others with similar life styles and even more challenging issues.
At a ‘day away’ retreat she was drawn to books about reflexology. A chance meeting led her to a reflexology course, which she completed in 2002. She left her full time job and began helping others release the ‘pressure valve’ of their own lives. Becoming nationally certified in 2008 Sharon continued her practice and in 2010 joined the American Reflexology Certification Board as their Administrative Secretary/Coordinator. She continues to spread the word about the benefits of reflexology.
1:00pm — Rosalyn Baker, LMSW, LMFT, MAC, CNC
Psych-K – Free Your Mind
Rosalyn Baker is a Psych-K Facilitator, Brain Fitness Coach, Neurotherapist, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Nutritional Consultant and Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. She has a Masters degree in Social Work and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is an owner-partner at Grand Rapids Therapy Group which offers experienced and innovative counseling and therapy services in Grandville and Cascade.
The “secret of life” is BELIEF. Rather than genes, it is our beliefs that control our lives. Psych-K is a set of simple, self-empowering processes to change our beliefs and perceptions that impact your life at a cellular level
2:00pm — Andrea Hop
Inspired Energy: Healthy Habits & Food to Create the Energy You Deserve
Andrea Hop has followed her passion and pursued a knowledge and understanding of how the right choices in life can nourish both the human body and soul. Learning about nature’s plants, making quality food choices and learning to love every aspect of the self-provides a pathway to promote healthy growth and change. Andrea has a Bachelor’s in Psychology/Special Education and a Master’s in Learning Disabilities, both acquired through Grand Valley State University, and she enjoyed working as a high school support teacher for eight years. She worked with her students as they created and obtained their goals, not only in academics but healthy living goals as well. Following her passions, Andrea became part of a living healthy movement. She chose to attend the Institute Of Integrative Nutrition and received her Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certification. Andrea specializes in empowering individuals and families to explore and find their best selves in healthy lifestyles and whole living with an emphasis on reducing stress & balancing hormones. Her goal is to guide clients to focus on improving all aspects of wellness using; goal-setting, accountability, and simple changes that can lead to profound and lasting effects on quality of life and health.
Join us at the Wege Center
Head down White Pine Lane, from the entrance at 1700 Fulton St E,
or along Wege Way, from Robinson Rd. SE
2020 Expo Exhibitors
Deb Timmerman, RN
Sara’s Massage Therapy