August 3rd SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health

Upcoming SE*ED Topic: Aromatherapy and Your Health

Certain smells may bring fond memories or make people happy, but did you know that specific aromas can have health benefits? Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Senior Education program will welcome Cassie Olson, LMT, an aroma therapist and massage therapist with GRMC’s integrated therapies center. She specializes in the use of aromas as non-traditional medicine to benefit patients using “essential oils.”

In her Senior Education Program on August 3, Olson will describe what exactly essential oils are, and what medicinal benefits they have in comparison to traditional medicine. Olson also will bring in samples of essential oils, which may be purchased at Postels Community Health Park, to show and demonstrate to the group.

This program is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Drake Community Library with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Looking ahead on the schedule, SEED will welcome Chad Timm, Humanities Iowa, who will present “Working with the Enemy: German, Italian, and Japanese Prisoners of War in Iowa during the Second World War.”

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC Communications and Development, 641-236-2593, by Thursday before the program.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call 641-236-2593. For more information about upcoming speakers please check GRMC’s website at www.grmc.us or call 641-236-2593

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