PUBLISHED: 5:13 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2007
May lunch-and-learns to recap wellness book
SITKA - The public is invited to a series of four lunch-and-learn sessions in May that will recap the book, "The Culprit and the Cure," written by Steven Aldana, PhD, who was the guest speaker at the Sitka Health Summit, "Working Together for a Healthier Sitka."

The purpose of these lunch-and-learn sessions is to give community members a chance to go through Dr. Aldana's book and find out how they can apply those ideas to the lessons they learned during the Sitka Health Summit, which took place April 26-27.

Free copies of the book were available during the summit, and a few extra copies are available for people who need one.

The vision of the Sitka Health Summit is for Sitka "to serve our great state as a model for community wellness by creating a healthy community where Sitkans strive for and enjoy a high quality of life."

Dr. Aldana's book shows how making simple lifestyle changes, such as quitting tobacco, healthy eating and physical activity, can greatly improve a person's overall health and prevent or lessen the impact of chronic disease.

The lunch-and-learn sessions will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays - May 10, 17, 24 and 31 - at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

Free lunches will be available to the first 30 people to RSVP for each meeting.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Doug Osborne at 966-8734 or by e-mail at More information on Dr. Aldana's book can be found at