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Grow Healthier – With Friend’s of Tucson’s Birthplace
January 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9 am – Grow Healthier
Volunteer in the garden! Get some healthy exercise and learn how historic and organic gardening produces healthier food and a healthy lifestyle.
12 pm – Dr. Deanna Lewis, PhD. A Beyond Science Talk- Personal Health Benefits of Community
Community enthusiast, Deanna Lewis, DrPH, has called Tucson home for almost 40 years. Dr. Lewis’ infectious passion for improving Tucsonan’s quality of life is evidenced in her most recent study “A walk in the park: what’s community got to do with it?”
“A walk in the park: what’s community got to do with it?” examines the four elements of sense of community: 1) membership, 2) influence, 3) meeting needs, and 4) a shared emotional connection. The study’s findings suggest group walking in public open spaces improves quality of life through an increase in perceptions of sense of community.
1 pm – Tai Chi
Experience Tai Chi in the beautiful setting of Mission Garden, surrounded by fruit trees and gardens. Beginners welcome.