OWWL: Older Women’s Wellness for Life 2020

Formerly the Alumni Health and Wellness Program

The OWWL Program (Older Women’s Wellness for Life) is a 2-day event designed for women ages 55 and older to invest in themselves. The weekend includes health and fitness assessments, along with a personalized physical activity/exercise program. Participants will also attend lectures and workshops on topics related to nutrition, motivation, and the importance of physical activity for women's health

The 2020 Older Women’s Wellness for Life Program will be held on Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 19.

For information about last year’s Older Women’s Wellness for Life Program, download our 2019 OWWL Flyer (PDF). The tentative schedule for this year’s OWWL program will look similar to that of the 2019 OWWL program.

Lodging Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Harrisonburg – University.

  • Address: 85 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • Phone: (540) 432-1111

Hampton Inn is providing us a special rate of $96/night under the group name of "Morrison Bruce Center". To guarantee your reservation, please book by March 17th. The group rate will still apply after that date; however, an available room is not guaranteed. You are responsible for booking and paying for your own room.

Note: We will be providing transportation to and from the hotel on Saturday if needed.

OWWL 2019 in Review

The 2019 program was a huge success! Participants participated in clinical and exercise testing, a cooking demonstration, a interval training/dance class, and yoga. Additionally, they heard discussions focused on the impact of loneliness on wellness and diabetes. Before leaving, each participant received a personalized exercise prescription created by JMU exercise science students. These prescriptions along with their testing results were explained and demonstrated thoroughly by the Morrison Bruce Center staff. We look forward to next year’s program – stay tuned for updates!

Many alumni will receive program information in the mail; however, please feel free to contact the Morrison Bruce Center at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu if you have any questions.

Check out photos from previous events!