Army spouses who want to improve wellness and socialize with other spouses are invited to take part in Fort Bragg’s 5th Annual Spouse Wellness Conference. This year’s theme is “Taking Time for You.”

According to website information, the conference:

Takes place May 11, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Readiness Group Center (Building 236 Interceptor Rd. and at Hercules Fitness Center, Building 763 Armistead St.)

Cost is $7, paid by cash or money order or in person at the Soldier Support Center (Building 2-4823 Normandy Drive) or at the FRGC

Provides limited childcare of youth currently registered with Child, Youth and School Services. For registration information, visit

Provides a box lunch

The conference will encompass three sessions at varying locations. Session 1 will include activities such as basic weapon safety, self-defense, kickboxing and an introduction to functional fitness. Session 2 will address issues such as social media addiction, boot camp and kettlebells, as well as using nature to create unique décor. Session 3 will deal with topics relating to mindful meditation, yoga and sleep optimization.

Forms may be picked up at the Soldier Support Center, the FRGC and at Hercules PFC. Registration is not available online, but forms may be printed via

Registration should be completed by Friday, or when slots are filled.

The conference capacity is 250, however the sooner spouses register, the more likely they are to get the workshops they want before they max out, emailed Catherine Mansfield, Army Community Service.

She encourages spouses to participate.

“It's a great opportunity for spouses to have a day specifically for themselves — great way to meet other spouses, enjoy some fun workshops, and learn something new in the process,” Mansfield said.

For more information, call 396-8160.