ALMH President Dolan Dalpoas welcomed the ladies. He thanked the
ALMH Ladies' Auxiliary, Healthy Communities Partnership's Marketing
Manager Angie Stoltzenberg, ALMH Foundation Executive Director Sarah
Helm, and ALMH Foundation Manager of Volunteer Services for their
hard work in putting the program together.
Dalpoas described some of the programs the hospital and Health
Communities Partnership are offering. He said they are working to
"inspire a culture of health" and "improve the county's health"
through programs such as the Coordinated Approach to Child' Health
(CATCH), 5210 Lifestyle, and the Weight Loss and Wellness Center.
Dalpoas said the ALMH Market starting Saturday, May 21 at the Logan
County Fairgrounds will have a farmer's market, wellness offerings,
and free screenings to "raise awareness of people's health."
Dalpoas then introduced keynote speaker Ken Myszka, who is from
Downs, Illinois. Myszka studied at the Culinary Institute of America
in New York , then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and
Management at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. While there,
Myszka worked in "elite kitchens and renowned hotels and
In 2009, Myszka returned to Illinois and established the foundation
for Epiphany Farms Enterprises. Its mission is "to create a
diversified, pastured based food system" that "blends beyond organic
farming with impeccable food."
Myszka and a business partner run Epiphany Farms and Anjou
Restaurants in Bloomington. He lives on a nearby farm, growing the
food used in the restaurants.
Dalpoas asked the women to be "good stewards of the information. .
.take action, inspire a culture of health, and make changes in your
loved ones' lives." He said working together, we can lower the
obesity rate in the county.
[See Myszka's story separately]
After Myszka's inspirational address, Sarah Helm introduced the two
breakout sessions. Andrea Sheley, Nurse Practitioner for Memorial
Health Services in Lincoln, talked about why it is important for
women to know health status numbers. Nicole Florence, Medical
Director of the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center spoke about
problems with stress and ways women can take better care of
[See Sheley and Florence talks for
more great advice and inspiration]
As the evening drew to a close, the ladies came back together to
have dessert. Angela Stoltzenberg thanked the dietary department and
staff of Epiphany Farms for preparing and providing the food. She
also thanked the sponsors who made the evening possible.
Stoltzenberg talked more about the upcoming ALMH market and said it
will be produced only with vendors making and growing the food
themselves. Besides free screenings, there will be fitness classes,
cooking demonstrations, and a kid's Power of Produce Club. People
can use a debit card or Link card and will purchase tokens to spend
at the market.
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The evening ended with a drawing for various door prizes
donated by Epiphany Farms, Darlene Begolka, and the ALMH Market.
The event was sponsored by the ALMH Foundation, ALMH Auxiliary,
Healthy Communities Partnership, Nobbe Eye Care Center, First
National Bank of Tremont, Eaton Corporation, State Bank of Lincoln,
the Dalpoas family, and Dr. Sielaff.
The 2016 Ladies' Night Out served up plenty of refreshing,
inspiring, and educational information for the women who attended.
Ladies Night Out inspires wellness