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Join us at Rogers Free Library in Bristol, RI on January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, and February 6, 2024 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

 

This free series is sponsored by the Friends of the Rogers Free Library.  

 

No registration is necessary. Attend one or all sessions.

 

Programs will be available via Zoom on the library website, http://rogersfreelibrary.org/featured-programs  

 

January 9: Connectivity Promotes Longevity

 

In our first workshop we invite you to get out of your comfort zone. We want to give you an opportunity to examine who you are, who you have been, and who you want to be. Research tells us that having a social network is the most important factor in promoting longevity. How appropriate that we will join together in person or through Zoom to begin the New Year with information that will guide you on the second half of your life’s journey!

 

January 16: Sense of Purpose

 

Purpose changes as you grow and evolve. What was important to you at one time may no longer serve your highest potential. Perhaps you are questioning your unique gifts, strengths, and skills, and how you can bring these into the second half of your life. An assessment questionnaire will help you discover what you are most passionate about. You will also engage in a guided meditation exercise to release what may be holding you back from realizing your dreams. Lastly, you will learn how to create a vision board.

 

January 23: Moving the Clock Forward Without Fear: Thoughts Affect Your Reality

 

What is your plan for the rest of your life? Do you feel reluctant to plan because it forces you to think about aging? Do you believe that you only get better, like a fine wine, or that age brings an inevitable decline in health and well-being? In this session you will learn how your subconscious thoughts may be sabotaging your efforts to take action steps. You will also explore how journal writing can be a tool to help you understand yourself more deeply.

 

January 30: How to Be Your Own Wellness Coach

 

You are what you think about, how you move, what you eat, and how you rest and rejuvenate. It can be challenging to shift gears from a lifetime of less than desirable lifestyle habits. Dr. Lisa will lay out the most up-to-date research before you return home to monitor your food/water intake, along with your exercise routine and how many hours you slept soundly. Specific ways to speed up metabolism, build muscle, and strengthen your cardiovascular system will be addressed. We will also discuss meditation.

 

February 6: Where You Live Contributes to Longevity

 

Did you know that where you reside, your zip code, is one of the most important contributors to longevity? When we surround ourselves with more enriching social relationships and a healthier environment, we are often nudged into making better choices for our well-being. You will learn how your environment can promote health by studying the Blue Zones, defined as areas of the world where people live the longest, consistently reaching or surpassing age 100. We will also discuss how generativity and social connection are vital to longevity. This workshop will provide a model for you to incorporate into your community.

We have been invited to be the keynote speakers at the 2nd Aging Optimally Symposium on January 22, 2024 at The Peck Center for Adult Enrichment & Barrington Library, in Barrington, RI .

 

“ A Celebration of Wisdom, Wellness & Joyful Aging” will be the topic.

Registration is open for Peck Center members and the general public. If you are interested in attending, please call 401-247-1926 ext. 201

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