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Announcements: June 2nd – June 8th 

Announcements

Announcements:

Week of June 2nd – June 8th 

 

Summer Time Happiness

When you think of summer you may think of clear skies, breezy beach days, and the warm summer sun. But did you know that the summer warmth and sunshine make us biologically happier? No really, there is science behind how the summer sun affects us and truly makes us feel better in body and mind.

First off, light changes our brains on a physiological level by helping to regulate the sleep-wake cycle, allowing people to sleep better. It helps the brain produce serotonin, a chemical in the brain that helps regulate moods.

The sun also helps our bodies produce vitamin D which helps us absorb calcium, stimulates insulin production, and supports the cardiovascular and immune systems in our bodies. Vitamin D also fights off depression and anxiety. By spending more time outside in the summer months, we are helping our bodies make vitamin D, which leads to healthier lives.

It could be a leftover feeling from youth, but the summer season typically has us out of the house, spending time in nature, traveling, and exercising more. All of these benefit not just our bodies, but our minds and mental health as well. Plus, there is the added benefit of more opportunities to socialize, like at the beach, kayaking down one of the many springs, or riding bikes.

Summer affects us immensely, benefiting us both mentally and biologically. It’s the season to soak up the sunshine and breathe in the fresh air- just remember your sunscreen.

Read more here:

https://www.healthcentral.com/article/summer-soothes-senses-and-souls

https://www.embodiedliving.co.uk/its-official-summer-is-the-happiest-time-of-the-year/

 

  • What if someone asked you to develop a book on how to live out the second half of your life in the most creative and adventurous ways possible? 38 seniors came together and answered that question in our newest publication, Artfully Aging. Our Artfully Aging Anthology is now available on Amazon for $12. However, you can order a copy(ies) through us for $6. A preorder sign up is on the resource table. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy.

 

  • The LEC needs volunteers! Please call or drop us an email if you are interested in volunteering with us on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons for two hours.

 

 

  • Potluck is June 5th. We will be having a guest speaker, Jean Michel, here to talk about Medicare 101 and answer your questions.

 

  • Photo Club is taking a field trip to the Tampa Bay Chinsegut Historic Site on June 8th. They will meet there at 10am.

 

  • Beginning Drawing with Arleen starts Wednesday, June 19th and runs from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The signup sheet is available on the resource table. This four-week course is designed for individuals who have an interest in learning how to draw or sketch, or simply want to improve their skills.

 

  • Tim’s Matting and Framing Workshop is Thursday morning, June 20th 10:00am to noon. Bring your picture, a piece of matboard, and your choice of frame. Tim will be instructing you on how to cut it for your picture and frame it.

 

  • Saturday, June 29th you can Paint-Along with Tim Gibbons and create a fiery sunset. This class is from 10:00am to noon and is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Supplies included in the cost. No artistic experience is necessary to attend. You will be taking home a finished painting at the end. You must sign up to attend, seats are limited.

 

  • Morgan is hosting a 4 week Beginning Acrylic Painting Class. It starts Wednesday, July 17th and runs from 5:30-7:00pm. You will be learning the basics of acrylic painting.

 

  • We have two opportunities to learn and play Bridge. Bridge is on Mondays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm. No experience necessary, so come and join a fun group of people and play Bridge.

 

  • We have two HP Laser Jet printers for sale at $100 each or best offer. If you are interested in either one, please let Morgan or Arleen know.

 

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