There’s much happening on the wellness front. On Thursday, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Benedictine Hospital’s Administrative Services Building Auditorium will be a free afternoon lecture with Warren Kramer, a macrobiotic educator and health counselor. He will dicuss “Macrobiotics: A Lifestyle for Health and Healing.” The program is being presented by The Miso Happy Cooking Club in conjunction with the Oncology Support Program. To register, call the OSP at 339-2071, ext. 100.
Later on that evening, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Kramer will offer a macrobiotic cooking class at the cancer support home at 80 Mary’s Avenue. The cost is $45. Call 658-9256 to register.
The Oncology Support Program is also hosting a free lecture by healer and lecturer Tom Monte on Thursday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., titled: “Living From the Soul: Seven Steps to Healing Body, Mind and Heart When Serious Illness Strikes.” The event will be the Benedictine Hospital, Administrative Services Building, Mary’s Avenue. Call the Oncology Support Program at 339-2071 to register. For more information about Tom Monte’s other offerings visit www.tommonte.com. Tom’s talk is a preview for two workshops he will be conducting in Rosendale. His workshop called “Living from the Soul” is being offered May 7-10. On June 4-7 he will present “The Relationships Workshop: Rediscover the Joy of Intimate Relationships.”
Meanwhile, on Thursdays from April 30 to June 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Arthritis Foundation is offering a free exercise program, called the “Healthy Joints Class.” The classes are heald at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Midtown Center, 467 Broadway, corner of Hoffman Streeet in Kingston. Call 339-3207 to register. Each class will be conducted by a facilitator trained by the NYSDOH Chronic Disease Division. These classes have been brought to you through a grant from Bureau of Health Risk Reduction New York State Department of Health and coordinated by The Rose Women’s Care Service: Community Resource Center, Inc. in cooperation with the Arthritis Foundation and the City of Kingston Recreation Department. Goals of the class include: To reduce pain, fatigue and stiffness To restore or maintain joint range of motion To maintain or increase muscle strength To increase endurance To increase flexibility of the structures surrounding the joints To improve posture, balance and coordination