Northeast Harbor Library, Healthy Acadia to Offer Free Tai Chi, Mindfulness and Health Literacy Workshop
Northeast Harbor. Healthy Acadia and public libraries across Hancock and Washington counties are teaming up to increase awareness and use of the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM) free public health resources and introduce community members to the health benefits of practicing tai chi, yoga, and other mindfulness techniques.
The All of Us Research Program Community Engagement Project is supported by a grant from NNLM, New England Region, to help public libraries support the health information needs of their patrons. NNLM resources include Medline Plus, which provides up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues, peer-reviewed medical research articles, pharmacological reference, pharmacological, toxic substance, and household product databases, clinical trials, opportunities to participate in medical research, and much more.
The following workshop is planned for January:
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Tai Chi for All Ages, Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Join Healthy Acadia’s Nina Zeldin for an introduction to Tai Chi for Health. Participants will learn basic tai chi movements and breathing techniques, discuss ways to incorporate mindful movement into daily life, explore top consumer health sites and e-patient resources, and will be introduced to the All About Us research program. For more information, please contact Nina by email at Nina@HealthyAcadia.org or call 207-667-7171.
Healthy Acadia hopes to partner with additional libraries to offer similar workshops and tutoring sessions. Thanks to a grant from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes, Healthy Acadia will provide stipends for librarians who facilitate or host workshops or tutoring sessions in their library, or other publicly-accessible community venue.
This project is funded in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement number UG4LM012347, with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.
For more information, or to learn how your community library can participate, contact Nina Zeldin at Nina@HealthyAcadia.org or 207-667-7171.
Healthy Acadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages in a broad range of initiatives to build healthier communities and make it easier for people to lead healthy lives across Washington and Hancock counties, Maine. Learn more at www.healthyacadia.org.