OWWL: Older Women’s Wellness for Life

Formerly the Alumni Health and Wellness Program

The OWWL Program (Older Women’s Wellness for Life) is a one-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

Spring 2022 Program:

This spring, in addition to in-person clinical and fitness testing, we will offer hands-on workshops and guest lectures, with a special focus on plant-basted diets, ecopsychology, and immunology. At the conclusion of the program, participants will leave with individualized health reports and individualized physical activity prescriptions.

The 2022 Spring Older Women’s Wellness for Life program will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. View our tentative schedule here: 2022 Tentative Schedule.

If you have any questions about the Spring 2022 O.W.W.L. program, or even just part of it, please send us an email at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu. We would love to connect with you!

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 $139/night under the group name of "Morrison Bruce Center". 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, an 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.

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!