PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- A free Interfaith Wellness Conference and working lunch for clergy, lay leaders and faith-based health advocates to connect, share ideas and explore faith-based strategies for tackling the growing epidemic of chronic disease is set for Saturday, Nov. 8 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., where coffee and a light breakfast will be served. From 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., panel presentations, lunch and round table discussions will be held.
Faith leaders are encouraged to bring up to five people to the conference. Spanish translators will be available for each panel session.
Health insurers also will be on hand to provide information on current health plans available in the marketplace and sign-up dates under the open enrollment period for 2015 health coverage.
Sponsored by Healthier Port Chester and Healthier Mamaroneck, these are coalition-driven initiatives to promote general health and wellness and reduce chronic disease for African-Americans and Latinos living in these Sound Shore communities.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is at 19 Smith St. (corner of Westchester Avenue and Pearl Street) in Port Chester.