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Elder Odyssey: A Workshop for Enhancing Quality of Life

Aug 26, 2022, 7:00–9:00 pm
Aug 27, 2022, 2:00–5:00 pm

The Kiva
3588 Main Street
Stone Ridge, NY 12484

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Holistic Health Community in collaboration with the Morty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation presents Elder Odyssey: A Workshop for Enhancing Quality of Life

 Overview

What does it take to enhance our quality of life? In a time of tremendous uncertainty, polarization, and existential threat, how do we find peace, contentment and even joy in our daily lives. The goal of Elder Odyssey’s Quality-of-Life Workshop is to give each participant practical ways to achieve these important outcomes. These practices aren’t quick fixes to our problems but rather profound techniques that have proven effective for centuries. Evry Mann and Lester Strong, the workshop facilitators, invite you to join them for this transformative experience.

 

Topics

Friday, August 26, 7-9 pm

MEDITATION & INTENTION

“Prayer is when you speak to God. Meditation is when God speaks to you.”   ~Baba Muktananda

“Intention is not about how you want the world to be but rather how you want to be in the world.”  ~Unknown

 

Saturday, August 27, 2-5 pm               

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

“Love is the cosmic glue that holds the universe together.”  ~Buckminster Fuller

 

FACING YOUR FEARS

“Courage is facing your fears and watching them back away.”  ~Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

 

LIVING ON PURPOSE

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  ~Howard Thurman

 

ABOUT:

Ev Mann is a musician and educator with extensive experience in the non-profit sector as the
founder of the Center for Creative Education and Marbletown Multi-Arts. He is featured
on over twenty recordings and is the founder and co-director of POOK, the Percussion
Orchestra of Kingston. He currently co-teaches the Encore Transition Program at Union
Theological Seminary, the Sunday Gathering at MaMA and co-created Elder Odyssey – A
Rite of Passage Program for Mature Adults. Ev is the executive director of The Peaceful
Guardians Project.

 

Lester Strong is the president of Courtney Strong, Inc. and principal architect of the Peaceful Guardians Project. He is the former CEO of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, which serves 30,000 elementary students per year who struggle with reading in 23 cities across the United States. He was also a television journalist and producer in New York City, Boston, Atlanta and Charlotte as well as a retired captain in the United States Army Reserves. He has been a student of Eastern philosophies and meditation for over four decades. Lester is a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia University Business School’s Institute for Non-profit Management.

 

SACRED RECIPROCITY
Though there is no charge for this workshop, we encourage sacred reciprocity by making a donation, by offering volunteer service or by doing an act of loving kindness toward someone in need.