Tapestry offers 14 unique, informative, and often unusual educational breakout sessions on topics women want to know about. Breakout sessions are 60 minute 'mini clinics' the attendees can sign up to attend during their day at Tapestry.
Congratulations on giving you a day to celebrate, renew and refresh at Tapestry 2020! A special part of the day is attending two of the unique breakout sessions offered in the morning at Tapestry. Below are this year's breakout session titles and brief descriptions.
When you register to attend Tapestry, you will be asked to select your top two choices for each time slot. We will place you in the session that is available when you register. We hope you enjoy your sessions!
Breakout Sessions for Tapestry 2020
10:30–11:30 a.m. Sessions
1. Sip and Savor: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Sponsored by Purdue Fort Wayne and Parkview Health
L’antipasto. Il primo piatto. Il dolce. Italian cuisine is well-known for its impeccable pasta dishes and savory desserts. From regional specialties to the finest seasonal delicacies, you would need multiple lifetimes to sample all the best Italian food, and that’s before you even consider dessert and drinks! In this session, Ben and Ron will share ideas and samples for a three course Italian meal, and offer suggestions for the best wines and spirits to pair with the delectable bites! Buon Appetito!
2. Extraordinary Living and Leading — Avoiding the 5 Signs of Mediocrity
Sponsored by Kelly Byrd Executive Coaching
One of the great tragedies of life is “mediocrity”. Whether personally or professionally — to not experience life to the fullest is inexcusable. You were made with the capacity to experience the “extra-ordinary” in all of life. Come join us in this session as we chart the course toward the very best that you can be.
3. Mindful Self–Care: Making YOU a Priority
Sponsored by Parkview Health Organizational Development
In today’s hectic world, it has become increasingly apparent that a person’s personal and work-related responsibilities can cause unwarranted stress and cut into necessary “me” time. Explore the importance of self-care by learning to strategically balance obligations while prioritizing personal thoughts and feelings. Evaluate where your priorities lie and, if needed, redirect your thinking to discover or refresh your personal significance and value.
4. The Role Acupuncture Can Play in Female Health
Sponsored by Women’s Health Advantage
Discover how acupuncture can help manage symptoms, we as women, may face. Acupuncture can treat nausea and vomiting, lower back pain, cramps, heavy periods, irregular cycles, weight loss, decreased libido, migraines, infertility and depression. Be enlightened by the options that exist and how to incorporate a typical treatment session that lasts 30 to 45 minutes into your overall health routine. It is possible for acupuncture to play a role in your total female health plan.
5. Age-Defying Skincare Options
Sponsored by Aspire Plastic Surgery
Feel confident and beautiful, inside and out! Join Dr. Brian Lee of Aspire Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa to discover the latest in age-defying skincare, nutrition plans, noninvasive procedures and surgical options. With over 25 years of total dedication to beauty and wellness, you can expect something remarkable from Dr. Lee and Aspire Plastic Surgery! Enjoy exclusive offers and complimentary sample products available only to breakout session attendees that are designed to help you age “BeautifuLEE”!
6. Healthcare Advocacy 101 with Sparkle and Bling!
Sponsored by American Senior Communities and Peter Franklin
As patients and family caregivers navigate this ever-changing (and often confusing) healthcare landscape, do you really feel heard by providers? Get the resources and skills to successfully support your healthcare journey. Then enjoy an in-depth educational experience for choosing jewelry you and your family will cherish for generations. Discover the diversities of jewelry stores, fashion trends and more!
7. Securing Your Financial Future — How, Why & What’s In It For Me?
Sponsored by Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management, Inc.
Building a financial plan to help secure your financial future can be an intimidating task for anyone. Where do I start? What are the primary components I need to consider? Who do I involve and what should I consider in selecting resources to work with? These are just a few of the questions you’re likely to ask yourself when it comes to a financial plan. This brief seminar will provide an overview of the financial planning process, while also, providing some easy best practices to help you strengthen the security of your future!
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Sessions
A. Passion for Fashion
Sponsored by Leslee Hill, RIDME
Find confidence through clothing and present yourself with ease. Be inspired by this fashion show for women of all ages looking to reinvent themselves. Get tips and find confidence in your clothing and style as Leslee and her team of fashion experts showcase the new trends in fashion. Learn how to shop with confidence and show off your new sense of style!
B. Finances of the American Theatre: How much does Hamilton Really Make?
This session looks at how large scale Broadway productions are funded and the risk taken by investors on each show. More specifically, the session will look at the award winning production of Hamilton and the unique financing surrounding its production and the significant profits being made by a limited number of investors. Spend the hour learning about how Broadway plays are financed, who wins, and who loses. Be entertained and enlightened by this behind the scenes informative session!
C. From Faking to Freedom
Sponsored by Tamyra Kelly
This transparent, thought provoking session will provide participants an in-depth look into the life of a powerful woman of faith who was living life with a heart of unforgiveness. Tamyra Kelly will tell her story of living with an unforgiving heart, the relationship that unforgiveness had with her health challenges, her spiritual journey to health and a closer relationship to God.
D. Accept the Challenge: Don’t Be the Next Heart Health Statistic
Sponsored by Parkview Heart Institute and Parkview Sports Medicine
Join Jill Zahm, Parkview’s Her Heart Program Coordinator, to learn more about YOUR unique risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death in women. You will leave this presentation inspired to care for yourself after learning how Her Heart programming has changed the lives of so many women in our community. Then, Samantha Kauffman, Parkview Sports Medicine dietitian and Scott Charland, Parkview Sports Medicine manager of human performance, will discuss heart-healthy nutritional choices and and exercise strategies that you can incorporate today.
E. Flower Power: Bee the Change
Sponsored by Ruby Moon Flowers and Purdue Fort Wayne Continuing Studies
Connect with nature and enjoy the magic of flowers! Flower farmer and floral designer, Kari Geary, will inspire you with some tricks of the trade. Learn about the best varieties to grow in our area and watch her make some simple bouquets that you can make too! Plus, learn several gardening techniques from Advanced Master Gardener, Marissa Renz, that will allow your home landscape to become a functioning and vibrant ecosystem, providing a habitat for native pollinators and helping to increase their populations.
F. The Art of Aging and Becoming the Best Version of Yourself
Sponsored by StoryPoint and Summit Plastic Surgery
Real talk: Getting older can feel straight up scary at times. Hear from women who have successfully navigated life’s stages and have found purpose in themselves, beauty in aging, and joy in the everyday — and how you can too, no matter where you are in life. Then learn how good health habits and exciting new surgical and non-surgical procedures can help you become the best version of yourself. You’ll receive free goodie bags, giveaways, and special discounts!
G. 2020 — New Year, New You! Beyond Plump and Pull
Sponsored by Any Lab Test Now Fort Wayne and Diepenbrock Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Do you want to learn how to live your best life in 2020? If so, you will enjoy this dynamic duo of medical professionals as they guide you through the top 10 things you can do to live your optimal life in 2020 and beyond! Then, discover how historically, facial rejuvenation consisted of pulling and lifting structures of the face. But now there are new techniques where rejuvenation includes analyzing the reasons for facial aging and managing the aging face for a more systematic approach to obtain natural results; not “operated results”. Watch live injections for volume enhancement on stage during this presentation!