Sunday, November 17, 2019
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 North Road (Route 117)
Groton Connecticut
$100 per person

The Well Healed Woman is a one-day conference presented by Lawrence + Memorial Hospital designed especially for women. This event is a wonderful opportunity to explore and integrate information that we hope will inspire you, humor you and broaden your horizons. So please join us. We are confident that you will leave the conference a Well Healed Woman!

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2019 Speakers

Rita Moreno

Keynote Speaker
Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than six decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. Moreno has starred on Broadway and London’s West End; appeared in more than 40 feature films, and countless television shows; and has performed in numerous regional theaters including her one woman show, Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Rep. Currently, Moreno stars in the widely popular Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day at a Time which will now air on POP TV. Just recently, she signed on to be an Executive Producer and also has been cast in the Steven Spielberg remake of West Side Story, scheduled for a December 2020 release. When not shooting a TV show or film, Rita performs as a guest artist with symphony orchestras and does speaking engagements around the country. Moreno received the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture and was honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Dr. Mary Ann Bentz

Morning Speaker
Dr. Mary Ann Bentz

Dr. Bentz operates a private practice in New London, specializing in adult and pediatric medical dermatology and skin surgery. Early in her career, she was a scientific consultant for Biofunction, Inc., as part of a team working on the development of an artificial skin (Integra). Dr. Bentz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and she has served Lawrence + Memorial Hospital as President of the Medical Staff, Chair of Dermatology, and as a member of the Board of Directors. She has authored and co-authored numerous medical publications and presents at various medical conferences. Dr. Bentz has been a speaker once before at the Well Healed Woman Conference.


9:30 am - 11:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 am
Doors Open for Seating
11:00 am – 11:30 am

Welcome, Opening Remarks & Award Presentation

Verna Swann
Former L+M Manager of Patient Relations
2011 Well Healed Woman Award Winner

Jennifer Latz
Incoming Auxiliary President
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Skin Health & Beauty

Dr. Mary Ann Bentz

In her presentation, Dr. Bentz will discuss the importance of skin health, skin cancer detection and prevention, and what’s new in skin rejuvenation.
12:30 – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Growing Older Without Growing Old

Rita Moreno

The average 87-year-old doesn’t wear a black leather jacket, skinny pants and boots studded with silver, but Rita Moreno – one of only 12 entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award – and a recipient of the Peabody award, is no ordinary 87-year-old. Moreno is a unique talent who has not only broken barriers, but whose career continues to thrive six-plus decades after her acting debut. Moreno will tell us there’s no such thing as being too old for anything and that we should never limit ourselves because of a number. With her quick wit and candor, Moreno will share stories from her life and still-vibrant career, and anecdotes on how to live life to the fullest, embrace change and move through life’s challenges.

Registration & Seating

Because of the popularity of this conference, we strongly recommend that you register early!

Registration fee applies in full whether attending all, or part of, the day's activities.

Registration will not be accepted without payment.

For information on the Well Healed Woman conference, please call 860.442.0711, ext. 3163.

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Groups of five or more may reserve a table. However, we cannot guarantee any seats without payment. If you wish to gather your friends together, you are encouraged to pay for all tickets upfront in order to reserve the spaces. If you elect to have your friends pay separately and they neglect to register before the deadline, your group seating may not be available. We suggest you contact us to discuss your plans for group seating by calling 860.442.0711, ext. 3163.

Tables accommodate 10 seats. If there are any open spaces at a table, other Well Healed Women will join you.

If you have additional questions not addressed here, please call 860.442.0711, ext. 3163 or email


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