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  1. Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion Discussion

    May 21, 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    The principles of the Japanese martial art of Judo (i.e., the Gentle Way) rely on using your opponents’ energy against them. Ninety-percent of issues in any relationship or organization are rooted in ineffective communication. In 1993, Dr. George Thompson wrote a book entitled Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion. In this work he shares several principles of communication that his personal experiences as a police officer and subsequent research suggest can make you a more effective communicator as well as help you to be more persuasive. Today, the partisan divide, the COVID 19 Pandemic, and the severe socio-economic challenges in the United States make his strategy invaluable. It should definitely be one approach that you consider adding to your personal communication repertoire. This introduction to this approach can help you decide if you want to read the book to find out more. Let us learn together at Sensei Thompson’s proverbial feet!

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  2. Senior Yoga - Virtual

    May 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

    Join Us Virtually for Senior Yoga with Melissa on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10 to10:45 AM Need a sturdy chair, water bottle Take this to your comfort and listen to your body

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  3. Thursday Yoga - Virtual

    May 21, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Virtual

    Yoga teaches us how to stretch the body, focus the mind, pay attention to the breath, and live in the present moment with a greater sense of ease and well-being. This class will teach you techniques to increase strength, flexibility, and balance to the body. Yoga mat, towel, strap, and water bottle. Note -- there is a different Link and Time for Tuesdays and Thursdays

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  4. Caregiving at Home: A Guide to Community Resources

    May 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Caregiving at Home: A Guide to Community Resources An overview of services and programs available to caregivers and individuals with cognitive disorders or other chronic health conditions.

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