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Jubilee United Church

40 Underhill Drive

Toronto, ON M3A 2J5


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A Wellness Day held by 3 Grandmothers Campaign Groups of Volunteers which is a fundraising event for The Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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  • Join us for a day as we explore 10 areas of mind / body self care. We will have activities / presentations that can be used to promote mental and physical health. The day will begin with a welcome to all by Cathy Mines, who will be speaking on Never Too Late to Prioritize Your Wellness, and close with thoughts on Happiness by Sarah Maddocks. Snacks, beverages, and a healthy lunch will be provided.

Each participant will have the opportunity to experience up to four activities / presentations, which will vary in level of physical exertion. The following are the activities / presentations.

Please note: During the ticket purchasing process you will be asked yes or no as to whether you would like to have each activity / presentation. Please say yes to 6 of the 10 choices. You will need to send us an email after you purchase your ticket at wellnessdaymarch23@gmail.com to tell us your ranking of your 6 choices.

The physical exertion level is noted with asteriks before the activity / presentation title.

* sitting, listening

** sitting with movement

*** slow movement

**** more active movement

  • *MEDITATION - Dr. Michele Chaban

Michele is the Founding and Former Director of the University of Toronto's flag ship program on Applied Mindfulness Meditation. She was also the Founding and Former Director of the family counselling program at the Temmy Latner Center for Palliative Care at Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto. She will be speaking to us about the use of meditation in wellness self care.

  • **BEGINNERS YOGA or CHAIR YOGA - Cathy Mines

Cathy is the Director of Wellness at Reach Yoga & the Founder of the United Hearts of Allies. Her knowledge, and enthusiasm will be evident as she guides us through different levels of yoga.

  • ****YOGA - Cathy Mines

This activity is for those who already have yoga experience. See Cathy's info above.

  • *BRAIN HEALTH - Nicole Gardner

Nicole is a Public Education Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. She will be providing us with brain stimulating exercises, social activities and tips on how we can reduce our risk of developing dementia.

  • **DRUMMING - Jess Swance

Jess is at Emmanuel College studying in the Master of Divinity Program. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practise indigenous drum songs. This class will introduce participants to the importance of the drum to indigenous communities.

  • ****WALKING the LABYRINTH - Lee-Ann Ahlstrom

Lee-Ann is a Minister, Educator, and Spiritual Director, currently working at the Northlea United Church. She has been leading Labyrinth Walks for over 10 years. Like other meditative tools, the Labyrinth invites us to engage with the centre of our being and to be present with whatever rises up from that centre.

  • ****PILATES - Katarina Simon

Katarina has been working in the fitness industry for 30 years. She received her Pilates certification at Body Harmonics Studio. Katarina will be guiding participants through a series of Pilates exercises.

  • ***QI GONG - Diane Cook

Diane has been teaching Qi Gong for more than 10 years. Her class is designed to introduce you to the art of Qi Gong, how it can benefit your daily life, and how the practice can be used in meditation.

  • **TAI CHI - Kathleen Russell

Kathleen has been teaching Yang Style Tai Chi for over 20 years. Tai Chi's slow, dance-like speed is a moving meditation that helps create balance, flexibility and calmness. Kathleen will introduce participants to this practice.

  • ****BALLS and BANDS EXERCISES - Susan Salek

Susan is a Certified Instructor for for a large number of Senior Fitness specialties from the Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging at Western University. She currently is teaching at Better Living Community Centre and a few other organizations, and has her own studio and teaches privately. This class will be using Purple Balls and Thera Bands to enhance some movements and strengthen muscles.

The Grandmothers Campaign is comprised of over 200 groups across Canada that are dedicated to educating the public about the ongoing HIV / AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, and fundraising for The Stephen Lewis Foundation. We are the only group of grandmothers in the world whose mandate is helping the grandmothers and the children that they are caring for, in another country.

If you would like more information about the Grandmothers Campaign please click on this link.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation helps to fund over 300 grassroots organizations in sub-Saharan Africa on the front lines of providing education and support for people suffering from HIV / AIDS. Ninety percent of the funds raised by The Stephen Lewis Foundation go directly to these grass roots organizations. There are over 1,000,000 grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa that have risen to the challenge of raising 15 million children, their own grandchildren, and other children, that have been orphaned by HIV /AIDS. In the 12 years that it has existed the Grandmothers Campaign groups have raised over $27,000,000.

If you can not attend, but would like to make a donation please go to - link -. Donations of $20 and over will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

If you would like more information about the Stephen Lewis Foundation or to make a donation please click on this link.

For any questions please email us at wellnessdaymarch23@gmail.com, or call Jeanne at (416) 581-1856

To provide us with a ranking of your choices of activities / presentations if ordering a ticket, please email us at wellnessdaymarch23@gmail.com.

Banner photo by June Galbraith.

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