Mother’s Day kicks off this year’s National Women’s Health Week with the theme “It’s Your Time.” This year’s celebration centers around how women take care of other people—their children, spouses, family, friends, and co-workers—but also need to take the time to care for themselves.

We’re hosting the 4th annual Women’s Health Week Celebration for state employees May 14 & 15 at the State Capitol building on first and second floors from 10 to 2.  The program will include health screenings and several exhibitors where you can learn more about the programs offered for women.  Some of the highlights of the celebration include a presentation titled “A How-To Guide for Buying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables” at 11 on Tuesday in the 2nd floor atrium and a presentation titled “If I’d Known I was Going to Live This Long, I’d Have Taken Better Care of Myself” at noon on Wednesday in the 2nd floor conference room.

Then on Thursday, there’s a Women’s Health Celebration walk that is open to the public.  At 9 am, we’re all gathering at the 9/11 Memorial on Wesley Bolin Plaza.  While the Women’s Health Week celebration is designed to draw attention for women to take care of themselves, men can take advantage of the time too.  Just visit our Healthy Living page for ideas on how to be active, eat healthily and take care of your whole health.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there and all the people who are seen as Moms!   It’s Your Time