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Addressing ‘Mindfulness’ at Great Falls Senior Center Event

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) has announced Mark Thurston, Ph. D. as a guest speaker for the Aug. 5 event. Thurston is a Senior Fellow at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Wellness Being. The Center was created at Mason six years ago from funding provided by former Great Falls residents Don and Nancy deLaski. Thurston’s academic background is psychology, with specializations in positive psychology, trans-personal psychology, and stress management. Before coming to Mason, he worked for thirty-five years in adult education related to consciousness, holistic health, and personal transformation. Thurston is the faculty coordinator at Mason’s 15-credit undergraduate minor in consciousness and transformation.

The Aug. 5 event will be held at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. The program runs 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. A modest contribution is appreciated.

The event is being sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, 11347 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, a home caregiver company that brings a kind companion to make each day more enjoyable for a senior.

To reserve, email Polly Fitzgerald, at pollyfitz1@Verizon.net or call 703-759-4345 and leave a message.