‘Healthy, Happy, Hungry You’ series


by Ida Fay Winters, - GPLC Coordinator



Looking at some library resources from a health display at the Altus Public Library to be used in the October “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” workshop series are, from left, Kathy Hale, Southern Prairie Library Director; Meegan Mackay, founder of Artes pro Vita Academy (AVA); and Ida Fay Winters, Great Plains Literacy Council coordinator. The workshops will be held at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center, but registration is required for the free health series.


Do you want to empower yourself to make healthy decisions? How can an adult engage in self-care and chronic disease management? How can nutrition affect the mind, body, and spirit? If these are some questions that you need answered, you will want to attend four free workshops to be offered in October.

These workshop series called “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” will start Tuesday, Oct. 6. The other sessions will be held every consecutive Tuesdays in October with the final session on Oct. 27. The time will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center’s Activity Room, 1224 E. Tamarack Road in Altus.

Meegan Mackay will be the facilitator for each workshop. She has designed each session to consist of a 15-minute introduction and interaction; a 30-minute presentation with audio and visual content; a 30-minute tactile, audio, and visual exercise; and a 15-minutes summary and review.

“I plan the content of all the interactive workshops around the three aspects of health, happiness and hunger,” said Meegan. “I believe that individuals can achieve enjoyment and success with L.I.F.E. skills (Look and Listen, Imagine, Focus, and Empower), which I will teach in the health workshops.

Meegan Mackay is the founder of the Artes pro Vita Academy (AVA)., when translated means “Skills for Life”. This facilitator has over 25 years of education and experience in the financial and government sectors.

The workshop space is limited, so register by calling 580-477-2890 at the Altus Public Library. The Southern Prairie Library System and the Great Plains Literacy Council are sponsoring the workshops, along with Tamarack Assisted Living Center as a community partner. Financial assistance for this special health literacy project is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

After all these workshops, attendees will learn to obtain, process, and understand reliable health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions, plus gain motivation to improve or maintain health.

Looking at some library resources from a health display at the Altus Public Library to be used in the October “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” workshop series are, from left, Kathy Hale, Southern Prairie Library Director; Meegan Mackay, founder of Artes pro Vita Academy (AVA); and Ida Fay Winters, Great Plains Literacy Council coordinator. The workshops will be held at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center, but registration is required for the free health series.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Literacy.jpgLooking at some library resources from a health display at the Altus Public Library to be used in the October “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” workshop series are, from left, Kathy Hale, Southern Prairie Library Director; Meegan Mackay, founder of Artes pro Vita Academy (AVA); and Ida Fay Winters, Great Plains Literacy Council coordinator. The workshops will be held at the Tamarack Assisted Living Center, but registration is required for the free health series.

by Ida Fay Winters,

GPLC Coordinator

Reach Ida Fay Winters at literacy1@spls.lib.ok.us

Reach Ida Fay Winters at literacy1@spls.lib.ok.us

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