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On Valley Edition; Health & Wellness, Pecha Kucha in Fresno

Jan 3, 2012

This week on Valley Edition we'll hear tips for health and wellness for the New Year, as well as lifelong learning options for Valley residents in Fresno and Bakersfield. We'll also find out what the buzz about Pecha Kucha is all about and why it's taking Fresno by storm.

Part I: Health & Wellness in 2012
With the start of 2012, many Valley residents are looking to make the New Year a healthy one. Dr. Ken Ellzey Assistant Physician-in-Chief for Health Promotion at Kaiser Permanente in Fresno, and Myron "Doc" Downing, LMFT, at the Affective Center for Therapy join the discussion and offer listeners tips and insights.

Part II: Lifelong Learning
Education options abound for older adults in the Central Valley. Guests Bob Allison from the Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning at Bakersfield College, Dr. Lynnette Zelezny of the Osher Institute at Fresno State, and Lori Grainger, LMFT from the Center for Mindfulness, join the discussion and talk about how seniors are embracing a return to the classroom.

Part III: Pecha Kucha in Fresno
It's been called a mix of speed dating, karaoke and a power point presentation, and the international trend called "Pecha Kucha" has made its way to the Valley. Creative Fresno's Kiel Thomas Famellos-Schmidt tells us about the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night Fresno on January 9th, and how the rapid fire, 20 slides for 20 seconds approach has become a fun and creative way for area professionals to network and share ideas.

Special funding for this program comes from the California HealthCare Foundation