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Upcoming Events

Join us for "Be Your Best Self as You Step into the Second Half of Your Life." This free workshop series will be offered in five sessions as follows:

  • @ Barrington Public Library in Barrington, RI on September 5, September 12, September 19, September 26, and October 3, 2024 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here to register.

  • @ Tiverton Public Library in Tiverton, RI on October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, and November 7, 2024 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration link is forthcoming.

 

Session #1: 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, engaging  with one another, and learn how to navigate the second half of your life with meaningful connections! 

 

Session #2: 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.

 

Session #3: 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.

 

Session #4: 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.

 

Session #5: 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.

RECENT EVENTS

 

We gave a keynote address at the 2nd Aging Optimally Symposium on January 22, 2024 at The Peck Center for Adult Enrichment & Barrington Library, in Barrington, RI . The topic was

“ A Celebration of Wisdom, Wellness & Joyful Aging.” 

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