YWCA Bergen County Senior Health & Wellness in partnership with At Home Companions presents Healthy Community Workshops, a FREE monthly series of informative evening presentations for our members and the community.
One of the challenges that caregivers face is taking care of their own health and well-being.
The Mandala Project is a stress-relieving art activity for caregivers with educational, cultural, and community components. Regardless of gender, age, cultural background, language, or religion, participants find creating mandalas to be an engaging, enjoyable way to put day-to-day worries aside. Mandalas were designed by Hindu and Buddhist monks to help alleviate daily struggles and concentrate the mind’s energies in a calming, uplifting way.
This evening’s workshop will be conducted by Linda Cross of the Education and Outreach Services Unit of the Bergen County Division of Senior Services. Linda brings her expertise in fine arts, gerontology, and developing social, educational, and recreational programming for seniors to the Mandala Project.
Workshop participants will create their own mandalas, learn the symbolic meaning of different colors, and explore how creating mandalas brings relaxation and focus. Back at home, contemplating mandalas can become a continued source of energy and peace-of-mind.
Parking is available in the YWCA Bergen County lot, which is flat and allows easy access to the facility at 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood.
To pre-register or for more information, call Membership at 201-444-5600 ext. 400.