Lectures

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

1:00 pm

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Then scroll down page, and click "Register Now". Join us to learn about the latest research coming straight out of this year's AAIC (Alzheimer's Association International Conference) providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Also discuss hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by Jennifer Labrie, Northwest Regional Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter along with Kristen Cusato, Director of Communications and Research Champion for the Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter. Virtual Program, Hosted by Litchfield Community Center in Litchfield CT

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

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LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. About the Instructor: Sheila began a dedicated meditation practice several decades ago. In 2000 she completed her Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, seamlessly joining mindfulness with the experience of movement. She offers the teachings of Vipassana/Insight Meditation and Mindfulness Practices that have been her practice since 2012. She is currently studying with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through the Greater Good Science Center (University of Berkley California) and Awareness Training Institute (ATI). Sheila’s goal is to make meditation easily accessible to anyone with expressed interest in the journey, and believes it requires curiosity, patience, and the willingness to be a beginner every day. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Virtual Music Lecture: "Aida"

1:00 pm

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Virtual Zoom presentation Registrants will receive Zoom link day before presentation Giuseppi Verdi has been called “The Colossus of Italy and an “Olympian figure in Italian opera.” A former Italian minister of culture stated that “Italy without Verdi would be like England without Shakespeare.” We should not be surprised by such accolades. For some 51 years Verdi dominated Italian opera. Of the 25 operas of this period at least 15 are fixtures in the current repertory. It has been calculated that at least one live performance of a Verdi work has taken place in the world every single day for the past 100 years! Few, if any other opera composers, can make such a boast. “Aida” is a relatively late work. It is full of lyrical and dramatic arias, duets and stirring ensemble numbers. Jeffrey Engel will detail the story of “Aida’s” creation and play recorded excerpts About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

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