Healthy Living Workshops Come to Georgina Cole Library

Blog Post - March 9, 2016

Category: What's New

Georgina Cole Library - Carlsbad City Library will host workshops on healthy living featuring experts sharing the latest brain, stress management, nutrition and mindfulness research. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. For more information call 760-434-2870, or visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org

All workshops, except March 25 workshop, will be held at Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library, located at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. March 25 workshop will be held at Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, located at 3368 Eureka Place. 

Saturday, March 12, 2 to 3 p.m. 
Live Longer, Stress Less

Love your life by learning healthy habits to curtail daily stress. Dr. Sondoozi, an author, speaker and trainer from Scripps Health, will share tips on advancing your health and longevity, boosting your immune function and improving your mood.

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Mindfulness: Connection with Stress, Brain and Body
 
Dr. Erik Conklin, trained at Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, will help you discover the neuroscience behind stress and mindfulness and how to begin or enhance your mindfulness practices. Audio mindfulness resources will be offered to participants.

Thursday, March 24, 6 to 7 p.m.
Spring Clean Your Eating Habits

Are you experiencing fatigue, an inability to lose weight or a compromised immunity? Donna Wolfe, a registered dietitian and certified Leap therapist with over 30 years of experience, will teach you how to lose unwanted pounds and have confidence and energy to do all the things you want to accomplish.

Friday, March 25, 10 to 11a.m. at the Library Learning Center 
Health Helps 

Who can you trust with your health? Learn to decipher the most useful and reliable Internet sources for health and wellness with a librarian. Computer class to be held at Library Learning Center. Registration is required by calling 760-434-2870.

Saturday, March 26, 1 to 4 p.m. 
Library Got Game

Exercise your brain power by joining us to play board games. We will provide games for all levels that increase skills of strategy and memory. Featured games include Carcassane, Settlers of Catan, TimeLine, One Night, Mascarade, Scrabble and Chess.

Thursday, March 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cooking up Healthy at the Library

Taste delicious and healthy meals prepared for you in this food demonstration class. Donna Wolfe will share recipes, techniques and shopping tips to provide you with nutritious meals. Registration is required by calling 760-434-2870.

Saturday, April 2, 1 to 4 p.m. 
Food Sensitivities and Your Health 

Chronic inflammation combined with stress and exposure to toxins is at the root of many serious illnesses. Learn to identify toxins in your body and environment, the importance of detoxification, and preparing foods that will help you reduce inflammation and maintain optimum health. Presented by Donna Wolfe, a registered dietitian and certified Leap therapist with over 30 years of experience.

Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mindfulness in Your Daily Life

Trained at Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, Dr. Erik Conklin will help you integrate mindfulness into your daily life by sharing techniques to begin or enhance your practice. Audio mindfulness resources will be offered to participants.

Saturday, April 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Tai Chi Chuan

This slow non-strenuous exercise places emphasis on balance, flexibility and ease of movement for the continuation or improvement of health for the rest of your life. Beginners and experienced are welcome. Presented in partnership with the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department.

Thursday, April 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Candlelight Yoga

Improve posture, strength, coordination and balance, as well as manage stress, in a friendly environment. Learn proper alignment and get a good stretch. Beginners and experienced yogis welcome, please bring a mat or towel. Presented in partnership with the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department.

Saturday, April 30, 10 to 11 a.m. 
Healthy Brains Age Better

Keeping your brain active and healthy is integral to leading a full and dynamic life. Dr. Lobatz, Medical Director, Scripps Rehabilitation Center, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, presents essential information on memory, cognitive functions and what you can do to ensure brain health for years to come.

This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

For more information
Erin Zocco, 760-434-2933, erin.zocco@carlsbadca.gov 

City media contact
Jessica Padilla Bowen 760-434-2845, jessica.padillabowen@carlsbadca.gov