Coffee & Conversation: Seniors Do Yoga To Destress

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Destressing techniques were introduced at Tuesday morning’s Coffee & Conversation program at Pride Center.

Joseph Hamilton, volunteer coordinator for Trustbridge, offered ways to destress. Trustbridge is a hospice and end-of-life care company serving Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

“We need volunteers to make sure people don’t suffer mentally, spiritually and emotionally, that’s the whole point,” said Hamilton.

Stress is life’s No. 1 killer, Hamilton said. He then led the group in yoga and deep breathing exercises.

Elsewhere, Pride Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Boo said plans to bring senior affordable housing to Equality Park remain alive.

“We are doing everything we can to make this dream come true,” Boo said.

Boo said he would also be watching tonight’s State of the Union address. He said his trip to Israel and education about the Knesset taught him the importance of listening to all points of view to find common ground.

Other speakers this week were Michael Albetta with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Pride Center employees Ebony Wilson and Roger Roa and R.J. Hadley with the City of Wilton Manors. Albetta advised the room to avoid scams from telephone calls claiming to be from the IRS. “The IRS does not call you, they send you a letter first and you call them,” Albetta said.

Wilson said she is collecting donations for the Florida AIDS Walk, Roa plugged the center’s cruise to Mexico and Hadley talked about the city’s free shuttle.

For more information about coffee and conversation, contact Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator at 954-463-9005, ext. 109

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