The keynote lecture will be delivered by Marybeth Famulare, Wilson College director of alumnae/i relations since 2012. She will discuss the role of resilience in her own life journey – a compelling story of resilience that crosses boundaries and includes issues of adoption, disability, family alcoholism and dysfunction, child abuse and eating disorders. Famulare will share her insight into personal struggles, strategies, lessons and hope.
Conference participants can attend special sessions on a wide range of topics, including “Planning for Resilience and Self-Reliance in Retirement and Beyond,” “Investment Strategies for the Novice from an Amateur,” “Navigating the Healthcare Maze,” “The Impact of Witnessing Domestic Violence on Early Child Development” and “Easy, Everyday Meditation.”
About 25 exhibitors will be on hand for the conference, which is sponsored this year by Summit Health, SunnyHill Properties, Lutheran Home Care and Hospice and Franklin County. Registration is $30 and is due by Oct. 31. The first 50 students to register get in free. The cost of registration includes refreshments, goodie bags, lunch and door prizes, as well as admittance to two of the special sessions.
To register or for more information, visit www.wilson.edu/cvwc or contact Denise McDowell firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-262-2010, Ext. 3181.
The Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference is alternately hosted by Wilson, Penn State Mont Alto and Shippensburg University. The conference is aimed at promoting a sense of community among women, encouraging women to fulfill leadership roles, celebrating area women’s achievements, enhancing personal communication networks, welcoming the contributions of women of diverse backgrounds and helping women explore career and lifestyle choices, among other things.