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Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part II
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part II

Learn the essential tools to build resilience, improve health and quality of life, while helping support your children and teens to learn and practice their own resiliency building skills in this TWO-PART series with Rana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. Learn about the connection between stress and physical or emotional concerns. Practice techniques to elicit the relaxation response to stay cool in stressful situations!

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Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part I
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Building Resilience: A Parent/Caregiver Series Part I

Learn the essential tools to build resilience, improve health and quality of life, while helping support your children and teens to learn and practice their own resiliency building skills in this TWO-PART series with Rana Chudnofsky, Ed.M. Learn about the connection between stress and physical or emotional concerns. Practice techniques to elicit the relaxation response to stay cool in stressful situations!

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50/50 Day: Creating a More Gender-Balanced World
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

50/50 Day: Creating a More Gender-Balanced World

On May 10th, join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more.

The event will be facilitated by Kathy Elkind of elKind Nourishment.  The evening will consist of the following:

  • Introduction to 50/50 Day: 10 mins
  • Screening of short film: 20 mins
  • Small or Large group discussion using age-specific questions: 30 mins
  • Wrap-up: 15 mins

FREE and open to the public.  Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we know how many people to expect.  

Sponsored by elKind Nourishment, Wellness at Villageworks, and West Acton Villageworks.

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Balancing Family, Work, and Caregiving: Tips, Tools and Resources
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Balancing Family, Work, and Caregiving: Tips, Tools and Resources

Learn from Bay State Elder Law, Minuteman Senior Services, and Acton Law Enforcement - Senior Fraud Prevention about care-giving issues, helpful community resources & steps you can take to ease your caregiver journey.

This FREE Event is sponsored by AB United Way, LWV-Acton Area, and CHNA15.

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Acton Food Pantry Benefit Yoga Class
Nov
26
1:30 PM13:30

Acton Food Pantry Benefit Yoga Class

As part of the Villageworks Holiday Food Drive, Revolution Community Yoga is running a special class to benefit the Acton Food Pantry.  Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1984 to help alleviate food-insecurity in Acton and its contiguous towns – Boxborough, Concord, Carlisle, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford.

There is no charge for this class, but cash or food donations for the Acton Food Pantry would be most welcomed! The items most needed at this time are:

Spaghetti sauce • cereal (hot and cold) • peanut butter & jelly • soup • macaroni & cheese • boxed rice • canned meats & fish • 100% juice boxes • canned tomato products • baking mixes (cake, brownies, breads) • toilet paper & tissues

If you cannot attend the class but would like to make a donation, you can drop off your non-perishable food items in the donation box in the Wellness at Villageworks waiting area. 

More info at the Revolution Community Yoga website.

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Talk Saves Lives - A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Talk Saves Lives - A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention

Come to this free talk to learn about the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how together we can help prevent it.  Light refreshments will be served.  Presented by Danny's Place Youth Services and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Please visit www.dannys-place.org to reserve your space.

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Into the Future - The Good Life(style)
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Into the Future - The Good Life(style)

Are you ready to downsize your home but not your lifestyle? How do you intend to spend the next exciting phase of your life?  Many of us are looking to be more socially active once the family home has become too big, often moving closer to the city for the cultural attractions and public transportation.  Come and meet a team of experts who will show us the tools we need to make this transition stress free and help us plan for an active and satisfying future.

Whether it is planning the sale of the house and finding a new one, getting in shape and learning how to keep our bodies and minds strong, financial and estate planning, travel beyond Disney – this workshop will give you food for thought. Speaking of which, there will be refreshments provided by Acton Coffee House.  There will also be a drawing for a MFA membership and other door prizes. Hosted by Frances Anderton, a Realtor of eighteen years with Acton Real Estate, she will introduce other experts from our local area who will share their extensive knowledge and advice.  

The Speakers will be:

Barbara Meglis – Stager
Steve Levitsky – Financial Advisor
Dr Joseph FitzPatrick – Acton Chiropractic
Stephanie Burke and Alice Chisholm - Triple AAA Travel
Judy Wolff– Personal Trainer

This event is free but you do need to register ahead of time. Call or email Frances Anderton by Monday 7th November to register at 978 621 9486 or frances@acton-realestate.com.

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Wellness Seminar: Take the Mess Out of Stress
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Wellness Seminar: Take the Mess Out of Stress

Meet the practitioners who work at Wellness at Villageworks and learn about stress and stress reduction from a range of disciplines touching on mind, body and spiritual approaches.

• Physiology of Stress
• Contributors to Emotional Stress and How it Shows Up
• Accupressure Points to Achieve Balance
• Alleviating Effects of Repetitive Stress on the Body
• Taking the Stress Out of Cooking
• Mindful Eating
• Meditation and Reiki
• Zentangle: The Mindful Art of De-Stressing

Click here to reserve a spot!

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Acton Solar Seminar

Making a decision on how to take advantage of solar energy for the average homeowner can be a daunting task.  The options are myriad, the incentive programs are complex, and the rules and programs seem to be continually changing. 

The intent of this program is to help homeowners, and condo owners, make a decision if solar is right for them and the best way to take advantage of this clean energy option.  This program brings together solar industry experts to address each of these issues including the installation options, the financing options, and the current and potential future state and federal incentive programs.

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