Resilient Living Center

Special Events

April

Thursday, April 25th | 4:00p-5:30p
Blue Zone Viewing Club with Blue Zone Foods
Free | Performance Studio

Registration Required | 45 Seats Available | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join us as we view and discuss each of the four episodes of the Netflix Series- Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones. We will learn more about Blue Zones, habits that can be applied to our own lives, and snack on Blue Zone inspired refreshments.  Sessions are co-facilitated by LiveWell’s Director of Culinary Experience, Sam Johnson and Community Engagement Partner, Brian Connolly. We will “travel around the world with author Dan Buettner to discover five unique communities where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives.”

April’s Episode: The Future of Longevity (40m)

Buettner visits Singapore, then shares his discoveries in the United States to find out if we can create new Blue Zones in a rapidly changing world.

May

Wednesday, May 1st | 1:00p-2:00p
Reading Club
Free | Gathering Room C
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join our unique reading club where participants do not necessarily read the same book! Members can read whatever they’d like based on their interests, skill level and what they are comfortable reading. It could be a book, magazine, article or poem!  Share about a chapter or about what you’ve read so far. The idea of this club is that you share whatever you are reading and the group will discuss.

Thursday, May 2nd | 6:00p-7:15p
Music by RJ McCarty
Free | Performance Studio

“LIKE THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, AND AVETT BROTHERS, AND THE WOOD BROTHERS HAD ANOTHER BROTHER!”

RJ McCarty is a force of music. Intricate folk/americana-inspired songwriting supported by a diverse variety of instrumentation lays ground for gritty, authentic vocals to paint over; which brings to life a surreal-yet-familiar world that exists within us all. His first release “Tear Back The Sheets” won Smart Radio’s Album of the Year Award in 2023. He can also be found touring as a multi-instrumentalist for the critically-acclaimed psychedelic folk band, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams.

Friday, May 3rd | 3:00p-4:30p
Mother’s Day Heart Shaped Topiaries
Advanced Registration Required by May 1st | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
$20/Member $25/Non-Member
8 Arrangements available| Art Studio
This workshop is led by Moira Shapland, LiveWell Engagement Specialist.

Paid registrants will leave with a beautiful tabletop topiary.

*Please Note: If you would like to make one Topiary as a couple or a team, please contact a Resource Coordinator by email or phone to register- resources@livewell.org | 860.628.9000

Friday, May 3rd | 4:30p-5:30p
Presentation: Mindfulness Everyday
Free | Performance Studio
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Facilitated by: Nirupama Nigam Ph. D.

Join us as we explore:
What is Mindfulness?
Innate Mindfulness in all humans.
Presence of Mindfulness in all cultures.
Mindfulness in daily chores (44 Gathas).
Mindful Movements, Mindful Walking, and Mindful Chair Yoga.
Mindfulness Meditations (Origin and Expansion).
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditations for anxiety, dementia, pain, & stress management.

Monday, May 6th | 2:00p-3:00p
Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood
Presented by CT Museum of Culture and History
Free to Members plus a guest | Performance Studio
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy.

Wednesday, May 15th | 1:00p-2:00p
Reading Club
Free | Gathering Room B
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Join our unique reading club where participants do not necessarily read the same book! Members can read whatever they’d like based on their interests, skill level and what they are comfortable reading. It could be a book, magazine, article or poem!  Share about a chapter or about what you’ve read so far. The idea of this club is that you share whatever you are reading and the group will discuss.

Thursday, May 16th | 3:30p-5:00p
“Magical Moon” Painting Workshop
Led by Masila
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
$20/Member $25/Non-Member
10 Seats available
Come create this beautiful ” Magical Moon” painting. No experience necessary. The instructor will show you step by step how to create this remarkable piece! We hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 18th | 11:00a-11:45a
Yoga Meets Dance- Intergenerational
Free | Performance Studio | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Easy Yoga. Fun dancing. Great music. No experience needed- all abilities and ages welcome.

Please check back for more details/registration soon…

Monday, May 20th | 4:00p-4:45p
Performance and Presentation by Asian Performing Arts
Free| Performance Studio
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, join us for a 45-minute program featuring Chinese dances, Chinese opera, martial arts and a brief Chinese opera presentation. Asian Performing Arts promotes and preserves Chinese cultural arts through providing a variety of programs in dances, martial arts, instrumental music, songs, and other cultural activities.

Tuesday, May 21st | 2:00p-4:00p
A Culturally Diverse Food Tasting
In celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity
Free to Members plus one guest | Performance Studio

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a UNESCO awareness day for the promotion of international diversity and intercultural dialogue held every year on May 21st. Join us at LiveWell as we share and celebrate our rich cultural heritage through song, attire, and a community pot luck! We invite you to bring a dish and a recipe to share that celebrates YOU! All are invited to stop by for an experience celebrating DEIB, have a tasting of foods shared by our community, and listen to music. If you would like to bring a dish to share, please sign up with Donna or Jay at the front desk.

Wednesday, May 22nd | 4:00p-5:30p
Blue Zone Viewing Club-Next Steps
Free | Performance Studio
Registration Required | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Exclusive to past participants of the monthly Blue Zone Viewing Club
Co-facilitated by LiveWell’s Director of Culinary Experience, Sam Johnson and Community Engagement Partner, Brian Connolly.

Open to past participants of the Blue Zone Viewing Club, whether you attended one session or all four!

Over the last 4 months we have explored the 5 Blue Zones across the globe: Okinawa, Ikaria, Nicoya, Sardinia, and Loma Linda. We’ve learned the longevity lifestyles of centenarians living in these blue zones, and how age defying lifestyles can be replicated and applied to live longer and healthier lives now. Please join us for an exclusive fifth gathering and creative session as we explore the creation of our own ‘Blue Zone’ here at LiveWell. We will revisit and reflect on the “Power Nine Principles of Blue Zones”, including perhaps the most important ‘Wine at 5″, as we move toward a brighter future in the hope to live to 100 in a supportive community.

Wednesday, May 29th | 3:00p-5:00p
Puzzle Swap
Free | Performance Studio

Bring a puzzle, take a puzzle! Is your puzzle to swap missing a piece? It’s ok! Stop by and join a community of puzzlers to swap puzzles and spend an afternoon completing some together.

Questions?

We love to answer questions. Please contact us directly if we can assist in any way.

Phone| 860-628-9000    Emailresources@livewell.org   

Address|1261 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479