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The nonprofit Healthy Alternatives through Healing Arts (HA HA) will offer its annual wellness conference later this month.

The conference, entitled “Planting Seeds of Wellness,” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 in the Buffalo Psychiatric Center’s Gertrude Butler Building at 400 Forest Ave.

Keynote speaker will be Jill O’Hara, a registered nurse, reiki master teacher and spiritual life host. O’Hara coordinates the annual Holistic Health Expo in Delaware Park and hosts a radio show, “Planting Seeds Radio” at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays on ESPN 1520-AM.

HA HA is dedicated to promoting awareness of alternatives to economically disadvantaged and disabled individuals through conferences and workshops, thereby promoting wellness and assistance in recovery.

Jill O'Hara will be keynote speaker April 28 at the HA HA wellness conference.

Wellness conference workshops will be interactive. Those who attend will learn various holistic wellness practices to improve mental and spiritual health, promoting recovery from mental illness.

The workshops will include yoga, reiki, essential oils, organization, life coaching skills, drumming, meditation, nutrition, music, writing and more.
The $14 fee for peers and $22 for non-peers covers a continental breakfast and a healthy lunch along with admission to all the workshops and speakers. Partial scholarships are available. Applications and registrations must be received by Friday.

Register on the conference page at healthyalternativeshealingarts.weebly.com. Registrations can be mailed to Jim Anticola, treasurer, at 6093 Woodford Drive, Lake View, NY 14085. Call 903-6083 or 816-2913 for more information.

Donations to help underwrite scholarships for the event and defray program costs are welcome. Donations should be made to Healthy Alternatives through Healing Arts, or HA HA, and sent to Anticola at the address above.

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