April 2019     Volume 3 Issue 4       
Dear Friends of AWI,

Spring has sprung here at AWI, and it is amazing to think that we have been in our beautiful new facility almost six months now! Time flies when you are having fun, and working on your health in a positive environment, dedicated to celebrating and improving the lives of its members.  Speaking of celebrating, this month we have our 2nd Annual Hats Off Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 25th.  Please be sure to R.S.V.P. below, or email/call AWI.  Tickets are $25 and include the program and lunch. Awards will be given to recognize member achievements in Exercise, Yoga, and Nutrition, and we will present the esteemed Irma J. Meyer Award.

Last week, AWI said a bittersweet goodbye to April Newman, our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, as she is relocating to Texas for her husband's new job.  We are so lucky to have had April as part of the AWI team for the last two years, and I know she was able to help many of you in your nutrition journey.  We wish April the very best of luck in her new state, and in her career endeavors.  Her personality, knowledge, and positive attitude will be missed!

Today, we welcomed our new Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Kate Joseph, whom you will read more about in the newsletter.  We are thrilled to have Kate assume the role of the AWI Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and take over where April left off. Kate comes to AWI with excellent credentials, a wealth of professional experience, and the perfect personality to carry forward our unique approach to nutrition.  Thankfully, April and Kate had time to work together over the last few weeks to ensure a seamless transfer of responsibilities.  Please take a minute to welcome Kate the next time you are in the center!

I look forward to seeing you at the luncheon on the 25th and wish you a very healthy and productive month!

Yours in Good Health,

Samantha Nevins, MPH

The April calendar is now available on our website for you to download and print. Click the picture below to access the calendar!

Click here to RSVP to the Luncheon!
Click HERE to sign up!
 "Bladder Health for Everyone"

presented by

Judy Gammonly, APRN, B.C., Ed.D.
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Tuesday, April 16th at 10:00am

*Learn methods for maintaining bladder health

*Learn about bladder friendly foods and beverages

*Learn about local resources available to help


Nutrition Essentials Class:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
AWI Classroom

Attention completers of the 12-Week "Your Life, Your Weigh" Program:  Join your fellow group members for a one month follow-up/check in session to catch up on how things are going, address any lingering obstacles, and renew that motivation to keep going strong!  

Tuesday Group:  April 30, 5:00 PM  AWI Classroom
Wednesday Group:  May 1, 11:00 AM  AWI Classroom
Kate Joseph, MS, RDN/LD  

Kate Joseph is a registered dietitian nutritionist and licensed dietitian currently practicing in the Tampa Bay area.  She has a passion for cooking and everything food related. With over 11 years’ experience as a dietitian, she has a knowledge base including clinical nutrition, community nutrition and long-term care.  Her counseling ranges from individual, family and group with a client centered approach. 

Her undergraduate bachelor’s degree in culinary nutrition was completed at Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island. She then returned to her home town on Long Island NY and completed a dietetic internship and master’s degree program at Stony Brook University. Kate then worked on various Grant funded projects through The SUNY Research Foundation. She spent ten years at the Stony Brook WIC program counseling families on preventing chronic disease, healthy eating habits and conducted group sessions weekly touching on various topics including shopping and healthy recipes.  

Kate now lives with her husband, boy-girl twins and her mother. They enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling abroad and cooking for family gatherings.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support AWI at the Painting with a Purpose event last month! Our members had a great time mingling while creating a palm tree masterpiece! Thank you also to Painting with a Twist Clearwater for donating the proceeds from the event back to AWI!  

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AWI is a non-profit, charitable organization (501c3) that relies solely on donations, dues, and grants to sustain our programs and facility. 

Introduction to Foam Rolling: Second Session  10:15-10:45 AM  AWI Yoga Studio

GUEST SPEAKER: Judith Gammonley, APRN, B.C., Ed.D.  "Bladder Health for Everyone"  10:00 AM   AWI Classroom

Nutrition Essentials Class: How to Shop for, Store, & Prepare Fresh Produce!  10:00 AM, 11:00 AM   AWI Classroom

"Hats Off!" Second Annual Awards Luncheon- All members invited!  Please RSVP in advance, $25.00 ticket includes lunch.   11:30 AM   Clearwater Country Club

NOTE: Yoga will be at 9:00 AM today in support of the luncheon.  No 12:00 PM yoga on this day only.

12-week Weight Management Program: One Month Follow-up/Check-In session! (Tuesday Group) Join your fellow group members and come together for a touch-base meeting!  For completers of the 12-week "Your Life, Your Weigh" program.   5:00 PM   AWI Classroom

12-week Weight Management Program: One Month Follow-up/Check-In session! (Wednesday Group) Join your fellow group members and come together for a touch-base meeting!  For completers of the 12-week "Your Life, Your Weigh" program.   11:00 AM   AWI Classroom


Mon/ Tues/ Wed/ Thurs/ Fri:  
9:00/ 11:00/ 12:00
Mon/ Wed/ Fri:
YOGA (Yoga Studio)
Mon/ Tues: 12:00
Wed/ Fri: 10:00
Thurs: 10:00 & 12:00 (see schedule)

NUTRITION (Classroom/ Kitchen)
Tues (rotating; see schedule)
Thurs (see schedule): 10:00/ 11:00/ 12:00/ 1:00 or as noted
Individual counseling by appointment
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