Adirondack Health Foundation’s 2014 Health Symposium focuses on kindness

09 Oct Adirondack Health Foundation’s 2014 Health Symposium focuses on kindness

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Health Foundation will host its 2014 Health Symposium Monday, Oct. 27, at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

This year’s symposium is titled “Lessons in Kindness.” The Foundation invites everyone to come learn about intentional kindness and its long-term effects on health and the quality of life in communities.

5 p.m. – Kindness Rules! Reception
Enjoy local goods and services, live demos, giveaways, door prizes and more!
Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

6:45 p.m. – Keynote address: A Conversation on Kindness
by Jeannette Maré, founder and executive director of Ben’s Bells Project

The event is open to the public.

Early registration by October 13 – $15
Registration after October 13 – $20

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More on our speaker, Jeannette Maré

Jeannette Maré, Ben’s Bells founder and executive director, will lead “A conversation on Kindness,” an in-depth discussion on the challenges and opportunities encountered in every interaction as we strive to create kinder communities. Jeannette will reflect on her own personal experiences with kindness in the face of devastating grief, her work with Ben’s Bells Project, the emerging body of research on the science of kindness and its power to transform people and communities.

Prior to becoming the full time executive director of Ben’s Bells, Jeannette was a faculty member at the University of Arizona, teaching discourse analysis. She holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and lives in Tucson. Jeannette is grateful to have the opportunity to combine her two passions – teaching and community building – in her role with Ben’s Bells.


About Ben’s Bells Project

The mission of Ben’s Bells Project is to inspire, educate and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening themselves, their relationships and their communities.

Following the sudden death of Jeannette’s 2-year-old son Ben in 2003, the simple, everyday acts of kindness helped her survive and begin to heal. She was inspired to establish Ben’s Bells as a way to recognize and continue the kindness shown to her. In addition to the distribution of bells made in honor of Ben and to help spread the message of kindness, the organization provides kindness education programming, and is honored to be part of the emerging field of multidisciplinary research that demonstrates the powerful effects of kindness on individuals’ long term health and on the overall quality of life in communities.

Learn more about Ben’s Bells Project at ~ believe in the power of kindness!

  • johnna MacDougall , LMT Personal /Corporate Wellness Lifestyle Coach
    Posted at 14:46h, 10 October Reply

    what a wonderful presentation: a seed you will plant into our ADK communities. Excited to Attend this year!

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