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FLC Fall 2012 VigR Enrichment WorkshopsBrochure

  1. 1. Fall 2012 ™ Enrichment www.friendslifecare.org © 2012 Friends Life Care Workshops From Friends Life Care For More Information For answers to your questions, includinginformation on registration, refunds, discounts and cancellation policies, please contact: Friends Life Care Elise Lamarra, RN, BSN Vice President of Clinical Operations VigR™ is a proactive, research-based Phone: 215-628-8964 program that helps participants E-mail: elamarra@friendslifecare.org improve their current quality of life and the trajectory of their aging experience.
  2. 2. VigR: A Program From Friends Life Care ™ Finding Inner Peace Through YogaNew Workshops Added! Erika Tennebaum and Tina Devine, Workshop Leaders YThe word vigor means “active bodily or mental strength or force.” Vigor makes the oga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Today, nearly 11 milliondifference between aging and aging well. Although Americans are living longer, Americans enjoy its many scientifically demonstrated benefits for bodywe’re not necessarily living better. Many adults spend years, or even decades, and mind. If you have ever wanted to try yoga and meditation, but feltin a state of steady decline. VigR™ is uncomfortable jumping into an ongoing class at a gym or studio, this course isdesigned to help change all that. Pursue VigR at Home for you. Here’s your chance to learn about and experience the ancient practice in a supportive, educational environment. This active six-session workshop Explore VigR in the classroomVigR=Vigor includes discussion of the eight-fold path of yoga, a gentle practice of asanas and at home, too, with VigRAt Friends Life Care, we believe a eMeetinghouse, our unique (postures) and experimentation with a different meditative technique each week.combination of vitality, independence, online community. Connect Please wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats are provided for all participants.growth and resilience (VigR) is with fellow attendees, share your Erika Tennebaum is a certified yoga instructor at the YogaLiferequired to stave off the effects of ideas, and see how your fellow Institute where she completed the 500-hour yoga teachingchronological aging. That’s why we’ve classmates are doing. Also as a certification program and is currently enrolled in the yoga therapycreated a program to help participants VigR participant, you’ll receive training program. She was a contributing writer to Yoga Livingunderstand and improve these four a take-home binder for each magazine, teaches private yoga lessons, has led yoga workshopsessential factors. workshop you attend to help you and weekend retreats, and teaches classes tailored for older adults. remember and apply what you’ve Tina Devine, M.A., is a certified yoga instructor. She also completed theVigR Enrichment Workshops learned. 500-hour yoga teaching certification program at the YogaLife InstituteWe are delighted with the success of our where she teaches meditation. During her more than 20 years of yoga VigR program and the funding we have secured to support practice, Devine has trained other instructors in both the yogic and it. With the aid of grant monies, we can offer our fall 2012 Buddhist traditions. She is best known for combining meditation, yoga Online Enrichment Workshops at the same drastically reduced and storytelling to create integrated, engaging classes. ion R egistrat prices as the spring courses, making them available to a Now wider audience. Presented by respected leaders in their Mondays thursdays Ava ilable! fields, these interactive educational sessions explore Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 diverse topics, from exercise to improving emotional Nov. 1, 8 Nov. 5 resilience. 10:30 a.m. to Noon 10:30 a.m. to NoonEnroll Now and Save Even MoreIn addition to our special fall 2012 pricing, we are also offering an early-bird Location Locationregistration incentive. See page 11 for details. Now you can register either by mail YogaLife Institute St. Dunstan’s Churchor online with a credit card. Just visit www.friendslifecare.org and click on the VigR 111 Lancaster Avenue 750 Skippack PikeEnrichment Workshops tab on the left-hand column. Devon, PA 19333 Blue Bell, PA 19422 Tuition (includes DVD and yoga mat)-space is limited Our VigR Enrichment Workshops are made possible in part through generous support from: Friends Life Care Member $105 Enterprise Foundation Evans Assistance Fund Non-member $125 Friends Foundation for the Aging2 Tyson Memorial Fund 3
  3. 3. Exercise: A Prescription for Vitality NEW! Unlock the Health Secrets of Tai ChiBrian Walls, Workshop Leader Steven Arbitman, Workshop LeaderF M ew factors contribute as much to vital aging as an active lifestyle. Emerging any benefits of the ancient Chinese discipline of tai chi have been research indicates that even moderate amounts of aerobic exercise promote documented. Considered the “supreme ultimate” martial art, tai chi seeks neuronal growth in the brain. This active six-week program teaches participants to develop body and spirit. It can help enhance balance and prevent falls,about the nature of movement and provides pain-free ways to exercise and strengthen increase resistance to disease (including osteoporosis), improve mood and alleviatethe body. Each 90-minute session covers issues of fitness and aging and also serves as depression, and increase leg strength. This active six-session workshop teachesan exercise class. Brian Walls introduces fun new exercises that may help improve and participants of any fitness level and ability about the breathing, stretching and legprolong your life. You’ll leave this workshop with a personal exercise routine specific strengthening that is part of the slow, meditative movements of tai chi. Participantsto your fitness level and an exclusive DVD with all course exercises demonstrated should wear comfortable clothing.by the instructor. Among previous participants, 90% demonstrated improvement in Steve Arbitman is a teacher by training and currently holds classes foreight specific areas of strength and endurance. Participants should wear comfortable healthy seniors under the auspices of Chestnut Hill Hospital. He hasclothing. practiced tai chi for over 40 years, and has earned awards and medals in Brian Walls, DPT, USAW, is the cofounder and lead strength and regional tai chi competitions. He has been a student of Laoshi John Chen conditioning coach at Whole Health 4 You Rehabilitation and Fitness in at the Ba’Z Tai Chi Studio since 1997. Arbitman was granted permission Philadelphia. A trained physical therapist, Walls specializes in creating to teach in 2004. He has taught classes and demonstrated tai chi for programs that enhance physical fitness and improve everyday quality of people all ages at health clubs, assisted living centers, children’s summer camps and tai movement. He has served as an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill chi festivals. College and conducts certification workshops for fitness instructors inthe Philadelphia area. Walls also serves as a wellness coordinator at Friends Life Care. Location Fridays Tuition Tuesdays Wednesdays Ba’z Tai Chi Studio Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 5235-43 Ridge Avenue Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov. 2, 9 2nd Floor Nov. 6, 13 Nov. 7 Philadelphia, PA 19128 10:30 a.m. to Noon 10:30 a.m. to Noon 9 to 10:30 a.m.Location LocationIHM Conference Center Friends Center City Riverfront(St. Aloysius Center) Community Room401 South Bryn Mawr Avenue 22 South Front StreetBryn Mawr, PA 19010 Philadelphia, PA 19106Tuition (includes exercise DVD)Friends Life Care Member $105 Friends Life Care Member $105Non-member $125 Non-member $1254 5
  4. 4. Improving Sleep for Better Health Navigating Transitions in the Second Half of LifeMichael Grandner, Workshop Leader Paul Hilt, Workshop LeaderS A leep is as crucial to overall health and well-being as physical activity and good s we age, change is inevitable. Our children leave the nest. We spend a nutrition, yet millions of Americans forgo sufficient sleep or suffer from sleep lifetime working, and then face retirement or semi-retirement. Physically, problems that prevent them from obtaining adequate rest. Left untreated, sleep it becomes more difficult to do things. Personal changes can force us toproblems can take a serious toll on health and significantly reduce quality of life. This rethink who we are and what we genuinely want. In four sessions, this engagingthree-session workshop introduces the science of sleep and helps participants better program takes you through a series of practical activities to help you choose how tounderstand the relationship between sleep, health and longevity. Michael Grandner live meaningfully in the next stage of life. Active discussion with Paul Hilt and like-provides techniques for maximizing sleep, separates truth from myth, and helps minded participants provides down-to-earth support, perspective and guidance.participants recognize and manage common sleep issues. Participants keep a sleep The end result: increased clarity about the path ahead and greater focus on the nextdiary and complete a questionnaire, then receive a detailed interpretation of their steps. As one Friends Life Care member said after participating in this workshop,personal sleep habits at the end of the program. “This is the best six hours I’ve ever spent in a course.” A book and online strengths assessment are included. Optional one-to-one coaching is available for an additional Michael Grandner, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of fee, after the course ends. Pennsylvania Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology. Grandner studies the way sleep and sleep-related behaviors relate to longevity, Paul Hilt is the founder of Hilt & Associates, a coaching and consulting mental health, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is an organization. He is best known for his innovative Wind-At-Your-Back active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Sleep Coaching Process. Hilt works with a wide variety of clients, including Research Society, the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the ARAMARK, Citizens Bank, the Social Security Administration, GirlPennsylvania Sleep Society, for which he serves on the board of directors. Many of his Scouts of the USA and numerous school districts. He cofounded thepapers have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia and has taught graduate and executive MBA classes at St. Joseph’s University. Location wednesdays Media Municipal Center Oct. 10, 17, 24 Parlor Room Location Tuesdays 301 N. Jackson Street Doylestown Country Club 10:30 a.m. to Noon Oct. 30 401 Pebble Road Media, PA 19063 Nov. 6, 13, 20 Doylestown, PA 18901 6:30 to 8 p.m.Tuition (includes a computerized sleep analysis) Tuition (includes Strength Finders book and assessment)Friends Life Care Member $85 Friends Life Care Member $105Non-member $105 Non-member $1256 7
  5. 5. NEW! Meditation for Memory and - SESSI NEW! Explore Your Future E Mood Lunch ON Mady Prowler, Workshop Leader ON PRobert Butera, Workshop Leader Learn rovided by Coming of Age, a program developed in 2001 as part of Temple P WN O University’s Intergenerational Center, this 90-minute workshop offers RKSH O ew research from Massachusetts General Hospital strategies for envisioning a purposeful and rewarding future. The session indicates that meditating regularly can change brain provides practical ways to reach your goals by addressing a variety of questions: What structure—and in just a few months. After eight weeks of mindfulness- has influenced me? Who am I now? How can I realize my dreams? How do I createbased stress reduction, a type of meditation, this small research study used MRI an engaged life? Whether you are thinking about life after the end of a career or youscans to demonstrate significant gray matter density growth in areas of the brain are starting a new one, this moving program helps you begin an internal dialogue andinvolved in learning and memory, empathy and compassion, sense of self, and consider what is truly important.emotional regulation, when compared with a control group. Decrease in graymatter of the amygdala also correlated with a decrease in self-reported stress levels Mady Prowler, MSW, is the Assistant Director of Coming of Age andof study participants. This 90-minute session teaches meditation practices that can the editor and publisher of “Inspiring Opportunities,” an e-newsletterhelp sharpen and calm the mind. Participants receive a copy of Butera’s book on that provides a listing of paid and unpaid work opportunities, communitymeditation. events, and timely news for people aged 50 and over in the Philadelphia area. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Prowler has served in executive and marketing communications positions and as a Robert Butera, M.Div., Ph.D., directs The YogaLife Institute in Devon, consultant for several nonprofits and government agencies. She serves on the executive Pennsylvania. He trains meditation and yoga teachers and yoga board of the National Adoption Center and is a charter member of the Parent-Alumni therapists. Butera publishes Yoga Living magazine. The yoga programs Council at The Philadelphia School. follow his books, “Classical Yoga Study Guide” (2001), “The Pure Heart of Yoga: 10 Essential Steps to Transformation” (Llewellyn, 2009) Location and “Meditation for Your Life: Creating a Plan That Suits Your Style” Thursday Free Library of Philadelphia(Llewellyn, 2012). Oct. 25 1901 Vine Street Location Philadelphia, PA 19103 Thursday 10:30 a.m. to Noon YogaLife Institute Oct. 18 111 Lancaster Avenue Devon, PA 19333 Noon to 1:30 p.m.Tuition (includes lunch and a book) TuitionFriends Life Care Member $45 Friends Life Care Member FreeNon-member $55 Non-member Free8 9
  6. 6. VigR Enrichment Workshops ! NEW! Boost Your Resilience! - SESSI Registration Form Practical Skills to Help You Feel Better E Lunch (Online registration is available at www.friendslifecare.org) ON ON and Do Better at Home, at Work and in Life Please print clearly. Duplicate this form for additional individual registrations. Dean Becker, Workshop Leader O L earn P W RKSH O W Name Age hether you are still working, starting an encore career or actively retired, you need resilience to survive and Address thrive in this era of unprecedented change, complexity and uncertainty. Based on research from the field of positive psychology, this 90-minute session provides City State Zip a fun, interactive introduction to the practical skills needed to become more resilient, Phone (Day) (Evening) (Cell) focused, energized, optimistic and motivated when dealing with life’s challenges. Participants receive the “Hay Group Resilience Workbook”—a self-guided tour E-mail Address through the seven strengths that create resilience and the practical skills for boosting Membership Status q Friends Life Care q Non-Member them. The workbook also provides access to the Resilience Factor Inventory, a web- Course Selection Please check workshop title and location and circle price. based assessment that measures your current level of resilience. FLC Non- Workshop Title Member Member q Finding Inner Peace Through Yoga $105 $125 Dean Becker, is managing director and cofounder of Adaptiv Learning q Devon, PA q Blue Bell, PA Systems, an organization that develops and delivers resilience training programs to companies, schools and individuals worldwide. Becker q Exercise: A Prescription for Vitality $105 $125 holds a BA in psychology and an MBA. A recognized expert in the q Philadelphia, PA q Bryn Mawr, PA field of individual and organizational resilience, Becker is a popular q Unlock the Health Secrets of Tai Chi $105 $125 executive coach, facilitator and speaker. He has delivered hundreds ofpresentations and workshops on resilience to Fortune 100 companies, including q Improving Sleep for Better Health $85 $105Verizon, Merck, Johnson & Johnson and Sprint Nextel. Becker is a member of Friends q Navigating Transitions in the Second Half of Life $105 $125Life Care. q Meditation for Memory and Mood $45 $55 Location Tuesday q Exploring Your Future Free Free Church on the Mall Nov. 13 Plymouth Meeting Mall q Boost Your Resilience! $45 $55 500 West Germantown Pike Early-bird discount: Take $10 off each course (see details) Noon to 1:30 p.m. Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Total $ $ Early-Bird Discount – Save $10 Enroll at least one week before the start date and take $10 off the tuition feeTuition (includes box lunch) for each workshop you select. Early-bird discounts do not apply to single-session workshops.Friends Life Care Member $45 Total amount of your check $ Please make check payable to Friends Life Care, enclose this form and mail to:Non-member $55 Friends Life Care • 531 Plymouth Road, Suite 500 • Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 10 11