Presentation will look at lifestyle improvements

Dr. Anuja Sharma & Maureen Pollard

This month, the Northumberland PACE Talk series will continue for the 2021 season with a feature presentation exploring Self-Care for Wellness led by Dr. Anuja Sharma and Registered Social Worker Maureen Pollard.

This virtual PACE Talk will take place through Zoom on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30 PM.

An Internal Medicine specialist with IMCare, Dr. Sharma has been practising medicine since 1996, specialiing in diseases of the skin, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Pollard is a Registered Social Worker who has worked in the field of social work for more than 30 years with expertise in addressing trauma, burnout, and resilience.

During this timely presentation, both Pollard and Dr. Sharma will highlight the benefits to self-care, address barriers some may face, and provide tangible examples of how one can get started with self-care and overall wellness by looking at lifestyle improvements within our control.

Beginning in 2018, The Northumberland PACE talks have been hosted as free public education sessions on a broad range of health and wellness topics and have consistently drawn large groups of community members with a range of questions and perspectives. Like many other events, The Northumberland PACE Talk series adapted to a new, virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lasting an hour in length, each PACE event consists of a 30-minute talk, a 20-minute question-and-answer period with the guest speaker(s) and a 10-minute moderator summary. Virtual PACE Talks will follow this same format.

Bring your questions, your suggestions, and your experience and join in what is expected to be another informative discussion.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to the first 300 registered attendees.

As this event is being hosted through Zoom, attendees will need a Zoom account, internet access, and should plan to login to the event 5 minutes prior to the start.

Register for Self-Care for Wellness today at, where you’ll also find video and highlights from many of the previous seasons’ talks.

For those unable to attend, efforts will be made to share a recording of this conversation following the event, technology permitting.

supplied content/above image (L-R) Dr. Anuja Sharma & Maureen Pollard

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