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WCCOA to host a day retreat entitled, “Project Wisdom”

Bowling Green, OH (May 29, 2019) – The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) will be holding a Retreat entitled “Project Wisdom” on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at the 577 Foundation, located at 577 East Front Street in Perrysburg, OH. The event is sponsored by several community partners; lunch will be provided by StoryPoint Senior Living, and snacks and flowers will be provided by the Kingston Healthcare Company.

 The morning will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and light refreshments will be provided by Kingston of Perrysburg.
 At 8:45 a.m. will be “Gassho Meditation and Chair Yoga” session led by certified instructor Anya Light. Gassho is a Japanese meditation technique, originating from the Reiki system of energy healing. We will perform Gassho and then flow into a series of seated yogic postures. No experience with yoga or meditation needed—come as you are!
 At 9:30 a.m. a learning session on Befriending Your Body with Reiki. In this presentation, Anya Light will offer an introduction to the Reiki system of energy healing. We will learn about various ways we can befriend our bodies through loving, compassionate attention. Anya Light, PhD, is an intuitive life coach, Reiki master, yoga instructor, and poet. She is author of Opening Love: Intentional Relationships & the Evolution of Consciousness. Currently, she is writing a book about healing trauma through spiritual practice. You can visit Anya at her healing practice in Grand Rapids, OH.
 At 10:30 a.m., Guest Speaker Dr. Judith Jackson May will present “Leadership in your own life…What does that look like? When people talk about leadership, they the focus is most often on others–how leaders serve them, empower them and motivate them. What if we turn the tables, though? What if instead of thinking about leadership in relation to others, we concentrate on the leadership we can take within our own lives? What would that look like? Judith Jackson May, Ph.D., Associate, Professor of Educational Administration and Leadership Studies at BGSU
 Lunch will be at noon, provided by StoryPoint Senior Living.

 At 1:15, participants will have a choice of two options:

o The first is a look at Unique India Textile blocks will be used for ink wooden blocking. This technique will be used on reusable canvas bags. Learn how to do create using this new technique all the while enjoying chia tea and gaining valuable information on how you can integrate Holistic health into your life. Choose this option to create your own sample! o Lia Ricci, is a Clinical Holistic Health Practitioner and Holistic Life Coach o Practicing in Bowling Green, Ohio. She studied Clinical Aromatherapy, Energetic Healing, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Medical Herbalism, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Clinical Reflexology & Touch for Health Kinesiology. Ms. Ricci is a Reiki Master and graduate of New York City’s Lincoln Recovery Center’s Acu Detox Specialist o Certification program. Choose this option to create your own sample!

o The second option is a Watercolor Painting Exploration with Marybeth Lengel. Relax while creating your own unique nature based watercolor picture. Enjoy time for meditation, relaxation and sharing with others.

 Closing for the day is at 2:30pm, where participants will receive flowers and gift bags sponsored by Kingston of Perrysburg. There will also be an evaluation of the day submitted by participants to improve future events!

Seating is limited to 25 individuals. Cost to register is $15. Participants are recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, to dress in layers so as to adjust for indoor temperature variation, and to be ready to engage, relax, and meet new people! For further details or to register, please contact the Programs department at WCCOA by calling (419) 353-5661 or (800) 367-4935, or by e-mailing When registering, please specify your choice of session: A – Ink Wood Blocking with Lia Ricci, Asherah’s Garden, Bowling Green, Ohio OR B – Watercolor Exploration with Marybeth Lengel. Vegetarian lunch options are available upon request.

The mission of the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., shall be to provide older adults with services and programs which empower them to remain independent and improve the quality of their lives.

For information on programs and services, please contact the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., at (419) 353-5661, (800) 367-4935 or

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