Our Journalism class from the Board of Developmental Disabilities took a field trip today to the offices of The Heights Observer. They learned everything it takes to publish a newspaper – selecting and editing the articles, laying out the pages, inserting the advertisements, printing and delivering. They also learned how they can submit their own articles to be published.
Our Tibetan Buddhist monk friends visited with the Board of Developmental Disabilities toady, and performed an ancient Tea Ceremony for the participants. A bowl and cup is set in the center of a table and tea is gradually poured into the cup until it overflows. In Tibetan Buddhist culture this symbolizes that when we are open to receive, our blessings overflow.
Our group at The Jennings Center for Older Adults learned how to write research and interview articles. They learned how to gather research information, compile interview questions, conduct an interview, and organize their information. They also learned how to write, proofread and edit their articles. We connected them with a local newspaper so that they could put what they learned into actual practice!
The Lunch and Learn group at the Warrensville Community Apartments learned tools today for creating an intentional life, rather than being victims of circumstance. I guided them to decide what positive changes they would like to make in their lives, and ways that they could begin to make them. Many thanks to Home Care Assistance of Solon for sponsoring the program!