Join the conversation on kindness at the 2014 Health Symposium
SARANAC LAKE – When is the last time you had a conversation on kindness? When do you think about being deliberately or intentionally kind?
Whether it’s been too long or this speaks to a cause close to your heart, then consider joining the conversation on kindness at Adirondack Health Foundation’s 2014 Health Symposium. This year, Jeannette Maré (Mar-ay), the Founder and Executive Director of Ben’s Bells Project, will lead “A Conversation on Kindness.” This is a thought-provoking discussion around the challenges and opportunities we encounter in every interaction as we strive to create a kinder community. During her keynote presentation, Jeannette will reflect on her personal experiences with kindness in the face of devastating grief, as well as her work with Ben’s Bells Project and the power of kindness to transform people and communities.
The Ben’s Bells Project is an organization that was born out of healing after losing her young son, Ben. The mission of Ben’s Bells 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.
“Losing Ben made me understand kindness and the power of intentional connection in a whole new way,” said Jeannette. “When life is out of control, kindness is something we can control, something we can DO. But it’s not always easy. Today’s world calls for advanced kindness skills and our mission is to cultivate the on-going practice of intentional kindness to meet that demand. We’re not talking about a single intervention, we’re talking about culture change and the conversation is fascinating!”
In addition to the keynote presentation, an Exhibitor Reception will feature an array of vendors and presenters offering local goods and services, live demonstrations, giveaways, door prizes, along with local health and wellness options.
The Health Symposium starts with the Exhibitor Reception at 5 p.m. and Jeannette’s keynote presentation begins at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 at the ConferenceCenter at Lake Placid. Early-bird registration is $15 before Oct. 13, and $20 after Oct. 13. Registration includes full access to all Symposium offerings, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Our underwriters this year include:
- Adirondack Daily Enterprise
- Casella Waste Management
- Fidelis Care
- NBT Bank
- St. Joseph’s Addiction and Treatment Centers
- TwinState Technologies
To register for the Symposium or to reserve exhibitor space, contact Kathy McHugh at 518.897.2321 or e-mail email@example.com.
Jeannette Maré, the Founder and Executive Director of Ben’s Bells Project, and her son Ben, the Foundation’s namesake. Jeannette is the keynote speaker at this year's Adirondack Health Symposium.
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