Wellbeing: A Journey Into Aging

February 16, 2016 11:07 AM

The Older Adult Task Force (OATF), City of Santa Monica Commission for the Senior Community and Santa Monica Public Library present a free three-part workshop series titled “Wellbeing: A Journey Into Aging”.

Santa Monica’s award-winning Wellbeing Index (www.smgov.net/wellbeing) recently found that our residents have high levels of life satisfaction generally, but lack a sense of connection to their communities and struggle with work life balance, a key condition for wellbeing. This series of events aims to provide resources to help address these and other issues affecting the wellbeing of Santa Monica’s older residents.

Each stand-alone event will feature two workshops on a topic related to wellbeing of the mind and body and resource tables with information about local events, activities and community organizations. A drawing will be held after each event for gift card giveaways for participating attendees.

February 21, 1 – 4 p.m., Body/Mind Connections
UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica
Presentations titled “Letting Go and Moving Forward” and “The Science of Mindfulness” will be held in Rooms 1, 2 and 3 and the Auditorium.

March 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Health Connections
Virginia Ave. Park, Thelma Terry Building, 220 Virginia Avenue
Presentations “The Nourishing Skinny on How to Make Great Nutrition Pleasurable” and “Physical Activity – Benefits for Your Body and Brain” will be given. Attendees who register in advance will receive a free boxed lunch provided by WISE & Healthy Aging and The City of Santa Monica Commission for the Senior Community during a bonus presentation, “Shopping at Farmer’s Markets for Healthy Eating,” which will be open to pre-registered participants only. This workshop will be offered in English and Spanish.

The first event, “Community Connections,” took place on Saturday, January 23 at the Santa Monica Public Library.

This series is presented by the OATF as part of its mission to serve the older adult community. To register for the events, or for more information, please call OATF at 800.516.5323.

About the Older Adult Task Force

The Older Adult Task Force (OATF) is part of the Lifelong Learning Community Project and is a network of organizations committed to enhancing the quality of services to older adults and caregivers in the Westside. Over the last 18 years, the OATF has facilitated inter-agency collaboration between non-profit, for-profits, public agencies, and local businesses. The OATF aims to organize special educational programs for the community and foster information sharing among service providers to older adults and caregivers. The OATF is not an independent organization, has no paid staff, no formal governing body, and no website and does not provide on-going services.

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