The Jesup Memorial Library will host a discussion about healthy minds and spirits on Feb. 17. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Healthy minds focus of discussion



BAR HARBOR — A community discussion about healthy minds and spirits with local practitioners will take place at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m. as part of Age By Design.

Panelists include Jen Harry and Laura Neal. The discussion will focus on how to keep the mind engaged as one ages, as well as how different spirituality can help during the aging process.

Harry, the owner of Infusion Mindfulness, teaches classes about mindfulness, stress reduction and meditation. Her classes offer tools to help people relax and slow down, to identify what is important and to take action in the direction they want to go. Neal is a teacher at the True Nature Zen Center Buddhist sangha, which is part of the Five Mountain Zen Order in the tradition of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Age By Design is a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup, the YWCA Mount Desert Island, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that focuses on all facets of life for people ages 50 and over on Mount Desert Island. The next program in the series will be on Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m.

For more on the planned programs, contact Doreen Willett at Island Connections at 288-4457. To suggest programs, contact Melinda Rice at the Jesup Memorial Library at 288-4245.

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