JFCS to Host Virtual Wellness Fest

Jewish Family and Children’s Service will host a two-hour virtual Wellness Fest on Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. until noon.

Aditi Nerurkar, a Harvard University-trained doctor who specializes in stress and resilience, and other medical professionals will speak about building resilience in the mind, body and spirit during the pandemic.

“As we all continue to readjust in this era of social distancing and COVID, it’s challenging to keep our resilience high and our stress low,” said Pia Eisenberg, JFCS’ senior vice president, community engagement. “With so many juggling working at home and parenting amid the everyday struggles of the pandemic, it is more important than ever to connect the community with wellness experts.”

In addition to Nerurkar, the program will feature several breakout sessions with other doctors and wellness practitioners.

The fest will launch JFCS’ Wellness Week, which runs Oct. 16-23 and features discussion on self-care, healthy eating, mindfulness and other topics through the lens of the pandemic.
Those interested in participating should RSVP in advance at jfcsphilly.org/wellnessfest. The cost is $36, with proceeds benefiting JFCS’ mental health programs and services.