Health & Wellness

Upcoming Courses


Richard Rohr published Falling Upward to help us examine our possibilities and limitations as we age. We will use his ideas to reflect on the first halves of our lives related to family, education, skills, hobbies, career choices, health, lifestyle, and spirituality, and apply those insights to help us create a plan for a 'higher sense of fulfillment in our next life phases.' Though the author is a Franciscan monk, this class will be non-sectarian.

Wednesday 4/10, 17, 24, JPSN, Room 118
FIELD TRIP to the VA Museum of History and Culture: Julia Child's insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia's personal evolution and America's culinary revolution. Offered twice: please register for only one session. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the slot

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FIELD TRIP Robin Spicer of Roanoke Valley Wine Company will showcase that there is more to California wine than simply Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Exploring what other delicious varietals and styles the state has to offer. Fees for this class are non-refundable unless we can fill your slot.

Thursday, May 2, The Kitchen Classroom
FIELD TRIP We will explore the region with Santa Maria Style BBQ, featuring beef tri-tip, pinquitos beans, and grilled vegetable salad. Fees are non-refundable unless we are able to fill the slot.

Thursday, April 18, The Kitchen Classroom (2 seats (12%) remaining)
FIELD TRIP Attendees will visit Shalom's Powhatan farm location to learn all about Shalom Farms' food justice initiatives. We'll discuss Shalom's mission, purpose and programming with the beautiful farm as our backdrop and then segue into an in-depth tour of our fields (complete with tasting opportunities, of course!) where we can dig in to Shalom's crop selection and agriculture practices.

Tuesday, May 7, Shalom Farms ( No seats currently available )
This presentation will review basic theory and research on subjective well-being and life satisfaction-what social science tells us about what makes for a satisfying life and what makes life worth living. The goal of the presentation is to provide you with some practical ideas for examining your own life and strategies increasing happiness and contentment. Offered in partnership with the Osher Institute at George Mason.

Monday, 4/15, Synchronous Online