The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness, a program of Cooper University Hospital, will hold its annual “Mother-Daughter Day”, on Saturday, October 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at aloft in Mount Laurel, NJ. “Mother-Daughter Day” is a community health education event for women and their 8-12 year-old daughters.
“Moms and daughters have lots in common when it comes to their interest in being healthy, having positive relationships, and looking and feeling their best,” explains Rosemarie Leuzzi, MD, an internal medicine physician at Cooper University Hospital and medical director of The Ripa Center for Women. “The goal of our ‘Mother-Daughter Day’ is to provide education, information and inspiration on a variety of relevant health, wellness and psycho-social issues that will impact the lives of women and their young teen and ‘tween’ daughters.”
Rosalind Wiseman, an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Wiseman is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence (Crown, 2002). Twice a New York Times Bestseller, Queen Bees & Wannabes was the basis for the 2004 movie Mean Girls. An updated edition of Queen Bees & Wannabes was republished in 2009 with a chapter on younger girls, insights on how technology has impacted kids’ social landscapes, and new commentary from girls and boys. Her follow-up book Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads was released in 2006, and she is a monthly columnist for Family Circle magazine.
In addition to the keynote address, women and girls can attend workshops on topics such as stress management, communication, and being smart with money and participate in bonding activities like Zumba, cookie decorating and hand massages. Breakfast and lunch are included.
The cost to attend is $30 for women and $25 for girls ages 8 to 12. Attendees can register online at events.cooperhealth.org.