Tao Calligraphy Workshop at Master Sha Tao Center
Thursday, October 17
What is Tao Calligraphy?
In this workshop, you will learn:
Forest Bathing at Arbor Day Foster Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 2
Join Blue Zones Project as we participate in the Arbor Day Honolulu Festival with Forest Bathing Hawai'i! For those who registered for a session - PLEASE MEET AT THE BLUE ZONES PROJECT BOOTH. Mahalo!
Forest bathing, also known as forest therapy, is scientifically proven to improve your health. Studies have found that spending time in forests lowers our heart rate and blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, boosts our immunity, and improves our mood. It's no wonder that forest bathing is a growing worldwide trend and a recommended Blue Zones activity. Come experience a free introduction to forest bathing with Phyllis Look, owner of Forest Bathing Hawai'i, and Hawai'i's first and only certified forest therapy guide. You'll get some background on this evidence-based wellness practice inspired by the Japanese "shinrin-yoku," then you'll be invited to try some of the nature connection activities in a section of the Foster Botanical gardens. Your brief taste of forest bathing will end with a sample of a forest tea made from one of Hawai'i's endemic healing plants. Reservation required on this registration page, limited to 25 people per session, ages 8 and above. For more informtion about forest bathing or to book a separate full 3-hour walk through, visit Forest Bathing Hawaiʻi's website.
Advance Care Planning Workshop Series 1
Saturday, November 9
Kōkua Mau is a community organization dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for care at the end of life. Questions to explore: Have you talked with your loved ones about what matters most to you? Have you talked with your doctor about the kind of care you want to receive? Kōkua Mau, Hawaiʻi’s go-to source for information on hospice and palliative care, is launching a new program to help families to start out those difficult discussions. Our goal is to help community organizations, churches and temples and families understand decisions they may need to make and find resources and information in our community to talk about their wishes for care at the end of life. Learn how to talk with your loved ones about what matters most to you. Share about the kind of care you want to receive with your doctor. You’ll feel more confident and ready for the future. Learn more about these workshops at Kōkua Mau's website, Facebook, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 585-9977.
Hale Kōkua O Mānoa, or “House of Helping in Mānoa,” grows out of our strong desire to meet the felt needs of the communities of the Mānoa Valley. Every community has human needs unique to its demographics, and our goal is to identify those needs and where possible assist and contribute. More than just survive or get through each day, we want people in Mānoa flourish, thus “Helping Mānoa thrive.” Learn more at their website.