Jefferson University Hospitals

Jefferson Offers New Mindfulness Course for Seniors in Newtown Square, Pa.

09/12/14

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One of the longest-standing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in the nation is offering a new mindfulness program for people ages 65 and over. The six-week program, Mindfulness Tools for Daily Living, will be available in Newtown Square, Pa. and led by experts from The Mindfulness Institute at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

In the Mindfulness Tools for Daily Living Program participants will learn mindfulness meditation and practical applications of mindfulness in everyday life, for living with less stress and greater well-being. The program is based on the well-researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program.

"Mindfulness meditation can help quiet the mind and release physical distress," explains Diane Reibel, Ph.D., Director of The Mindfulness Institute and Clinical Associate Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. "Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can reduce anxiety, depression and physical pain, as well as improve memory, cognitive function, vitality and immune function."

There will be a FREE Introduction to Mindfulness for seniors on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Whitehorse Village, 535 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, Pa. The introductory session will discuss the proven health benefits of mindfulness, guide participants through a series of mindfulness practices and provide detailed information about the upcoming six-week program. To register for the free introduction please call 215-503-6741.

The six-week program Mindfulness Tools for Daily Living will be held at Whitehorse Village, 535 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, Pa. on Wednesday afternoons from Oct. 15 through Nov. 19 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Mindfulness Institute's website: www.jefferson.edu/mindfulness and click on "public programs," or email mbsr@jefferson.edu.

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Gail Benner
Jefferson University Hospitals
Phone: 215-955-6300