White Plains Wellness Week: Two Free Events at Burke

Published September 3, 2014

In conjunction with the second annual White Plains Wellness Week, Burke will host two free events on Tuesday, September 16.

Recreation Exploration will offer easy and inexpensive ways to stay healthy while having fun. Open to families, the event will provide examples of recreational activities for toddlers through active older adults, including cooking demos, fitness tips and more.

The event runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Burke’s patient dining room in Wood Pavilion, on Burke’s main campus in White Plains.  For more information, and to register please call Kathleen Edsall, Director of Community Wellness, at (914) 597-2578.

The second event, Concussions and the Student Athlete: What Every Parent Should Know will teach parents the signs and symptoms of sports concussions—and help them navigate the process if their child is injured. The discussion will feature three notable speakers: Barry Jordan, M.D., Burke’s assistant medical director and a world-renowned sports neurologist who specializes in concussion, Mark Herceg, Ph.D., the director of rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology at Burke and Elizabeth Dominick, PT, DPT, MS, NCS, the clinical team leader of Burke’s spinal cord injury program.

The event will take place in the Rosedale Room of the Billings Building on Burke’s main campus in White Plains from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a place, please call Julia Moran, community relations coordinator, at (914) 597-2848 or e-mail

White Plains Wellness Week will take place September 14 through September 22 and feature a variety of free health and wellness workshops and activities. The initiative is a commemorative week-long event honoring “National Wellness Week,” which was founded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA). Additional wellness week events can be found by visiting

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