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Drive Up Window & Permanent Book Drop are now open!

Though façade work will not be completed until July, the new drive up and the permanent book drop are now open!
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Meditation: The WOW Factor

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Online Program

Age Group:

Adult, Teens
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Program Description

Meditation - The WOW Factor: Younger, Thinner, Healthier, and More... 

Based on his experience as a gerontologist and someone who has been meditating for many years, Dr. Matthew Raider will talk about what keeps you young even as your body ages. He will also explore the eternal nature of consciousness and explain how you can experience it for yourself. Dr. Raider is a national speaker and a contributing author to the book Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh. His chapter Meditation: 25 Years Experience in Primary Care Medicine chronicles meditation as it has moved from "being considered a fringe practice to now being called the secret to optimum health."  A clinical physician and former faculty member at the University of Connecticut Medical School, he is currently coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut.  Join Dr. Raider for this powerful lecture which will include a short meditation sitting.

This program will meet online via Zoom. Registration can be completed online below, by calling 309.590.6168, or in person at the Adult Services Desk. Registrants will receive an email confirmation which will contain the link to join this online program. 

About Dr. Matthew Raider

Dr. Raider graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School with honors in 1979. He maintains a clinical practice in geriatric medicine. He is currently medical director of four Connecticut health care facilities. As a physician and long-time meditator, Dr. Raider has a strong interest in meditation and its relationship to health and disease prevention/treatment. He has lectured extensively on the subject in hospitals and other venues in the United States and Canada and most recently spoke at the United Nations.