Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dare to Be Aware: A Journey into Mindfulness

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.

Anyone wanting to grow as a human being will want to come to Crowell Public Library on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting workshop on mindfulness.  Ron Serven will teach how to be present in one’s life and not just a spectator from afar.  Participants will learn how to become more self-aware, how to live one’s life and connect to others, to integrate mindfulness into life, as well as learn the basics and benefits of meditation. The tools that attendees will take away will greatly enhance their awareness so they can experience a total transformation that gives a better sense of who they are, allowing them to be present in life and give oneself permission to constantly move in the direction of being the best version of themselves for the rest of their lives. Participants will contemplate three profound questions:  Who Am I?  What do I want in my life? What is my purpose in life?  In addition, attendees will learn how to better manage their lives and strategize on a sometimes scary six letter word called “stress.”  

A former City Parks Division Manager, Ron Serven is currently Environmental Services Manager/City Arborist for the City of San Marino.  He is a Certified Life /Health Coach with the Health Coaching Institute.  He has also conducted the library’s rose pruning workshops for the past twenty-four years.
Learn how to live every moment of life with more connection, more confidence, more meaning and more happiness! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Coping Skills for Sight Loss

Two Mondays, June 18 & 25, 10:30 am

Sight loss can be caused by macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy. On two Mondays, June 18 and 25th, the Braille Institute will offer the latest information on adapting to visual changes and which assistive devices might be appropriate for individuals. Practical day-to-day applications will be presented such as organizing and identifying money and marking and labeling household items. The importance of staying connected will also be explored:  rediscovering the joy of reading, writing and communication. Attendees will learn about resources for getting around town, assistance with orientation and mobility.

According to the Braille Institute, twenty-one percent of people age 65 and over report some form of vision impairment. This represents 7.3 million people.  This workshop will address questions related to daily life with low vision. There are many causes of visual impairment and Braille Institute helps people of all ages overcome obstacles caused by low vision.

Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss.  Each year the Institute serves more than 75,000 people, providing an environment of hope and encouragement through integrated educational, social, and recreational programs and through our services, classes, and seminars.  

This program is free to all and will take place at Crowell Public Library’s Barth Community Room on two Mondays, June 18 & 25th at 10:30 a.m.