Save the Date: Thursday, October 24; 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (includes breakfast), Sulzle Auditorium at Crouse Hospital Marley Education Center, Syracuse. For preregistration ($30 fee) contact Reverend Roberta Yackel, Director of Spiritual Care, InterFaith Works of CNY, (315) 449-3552, ext.111; ryackel@interfaithworkscny.org.

Keynote speaker Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle will share discoveries made with her husband Harrison (Hob) as they traveled the road of his progressive dementia. Both teachers and therapists with many years of Buddhist meditation practice between them, Olivia and Hob made the decision to approach his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease through the practice of the Buddhist teaching of “mindfulness.”

Hoblitszelle, Olivia Website

Her award winning book, Ten Thousand Joys and Ten Thousand Sorrows will be available for purchase. His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes, “There is not much we can do about aging or Alzheimer’s but as Hoblitzelle reveals here, accepting  the condition in which we find ourselves can be a far more positive approach in the long run.”

Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle is an author, therapist and teacher. Her teaching and writing are inspired by over thirty years of practice in psychology, Buddhist meditation, and the wisdom traditions. As a teaching Fellow of the Mind/Body Medical Institute, she trained health professionals through Harvard Medical School. She taught in the field of Behavioral Medicine where she pioneered how to bring meditation, yoga and cognitive therapy into the medical domain to treat stress-related and chronic illness.

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