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Motivation is a bit of a mystery. Getting motivated for exercise can seem impossible. Workouts wind up on the bottom of the to-do-list. We know physical activity is important, but we often put movement off until tomorrow. The secret is to learn what it is that really motivates YOU and those around you, including your family and friends and who can help you stay motivated. Learn how to gamify movement in your life! You will gain tips that can be used in all parts of your life. Maggie Downie is an inspirational speaker, instructor and author. She is a certified Pilates teacher, owner of Pilates Euphoria and has worked extensively with people suffering from pain. Program is Virtual using the Zoom platform.

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The Senior Centers of West Hartford present this monthly series is based on the Pulitzer Prize Winning book by Jon Meacham, "The Soul of America" The Battle for our Better Angels. We can better understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Through fun moments together this group will enjoy laughter, discussion and learning overflowing from the heart of a dynamic teacher and presenter: Ric Hanse.

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Wayne Rioux will hold Virtual Monthly Coffee Hour, feel free to eat your breakfast too! This monthly social for veterans, their spouses and family members will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Mr. Rioux has been meeting with Veterans in the greater Hartford area for fellowship and to help connect them to each other and offer his assistance in getting access to benefits to which they are entitled. Spread the word!

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Monthly "TED TALK" presentations are offered on a variety of topics. After the videos, which are 10-20 minutes in length, there is a facilitated discussion. Martha O'Neal will have prepared talking points from her research to begin the conversation. TED Talks covers just about every topic conceivable, from science, history and economics, to living and dying, and everything in between, presented by people from all over the world. TED Talks have been translated into more than 107 languages, with live events held throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Facilitator: Martha O'Neal.

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Join Senior Center Staff for a fun, informal Zoom event. The Social Event of the Summer!

Gina Marino will present the most current information on Senior Center programs and possible re-opening information if available. Perfect time to share your thoughts while catching up with some of your friends. The staff of Elmwood and West Hartford Senior Centers miss you and hope we will "SEE" you at our MINGLE!

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