Well-being addressed in workshops


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Meegan Mackay, right, uses this classroom parachute and balls for teaching rhythm and physical coordination in the “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” workshops. Southern Prairie Library System Director Kathy Hale, left, and Kriley Mackay, seated, assisted in getting these interactive materials and other supplies ready for the workshops.


How do health, happiness, and hunger affect one’s well-being, self-care, and chronic diseases? If you are a young adult or a person past the teenage years, you will want to attend all four free workshops entitled “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” on April 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Altus Public Library meeting room.

Meegan Mackay, founder of the Artes pro Vita Academy (AVA), 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. In short, the men and women participating will not be bored, but each will be encouraged and motivated to take care of their mind, body and spirit in relation to exercise and nutrition.

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

Meegan moved to Altus as a military spouse and mom. She has over 25 years of education and experience in the financial and government sectors. She believes life is about giving back and making a difference. Don’t miss her workshops and learn about reliable health information and resources.

These four free workshops are made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The Southern Prairie Library System and the Great Plains Literacy Council are sponsoring the workshops as a community service. Try to attend all of the sessions or as many as possible. In order to have sufficient handouts, materials, and healthy refreshments, participants are asked to call the Altus Public Library at 580-477-2890 to register. The library is located at 421 N. Hudson Street.

Meegan Mackay, right, uses this classroom parachute and balls for teaching rhythm and physical coordination in the “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” workshops. Southern Prairie Library System Director Kathy Hale, left, and Kriley Mackay, seated, assisted in getting these interactive materials and other supplies ready for the workshops.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Health.jpgMeegan Mackay, right, uses this classroom parachute and balls for teaching rhythm and physical coordination in the “Healthy, Happy, Hungry You!” workshops. Southern Prairie Library System Director Kathy Hale, left, and Kriley Mackay, seated, assisted in getting these interactive materials and other supplies ready for the workshops.

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