Upcoming Health and Wellness Events at the Ann Arbor District Library
Dr. Rick Solomon: The P.L.A.Y. Project For Autism Intervention
Wednesday June 12, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
The P.L.A.Y. Project (Play & Language for Autistic Youngsters) is an evidence-based developmental intervention for families of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Founded in 2001 by Richard Solomon, M.D. in response to the lack of intensive early intervention services for children with ASD, the P.L.A.Y. Project is a practical approach to autism intervention that has helped thousands of families in close to 30 states and seven countries.
During this presentation geared to parents and professionals, Dr. Solomon will provide an overview of The P.L.A.Y. Project model, including video examples, and will answer questions.
Richard Solomon, MD, has nearly 20 years of experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorders as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Michigan and the Medical Director and founder of The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and The P.L.A.Y. Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters).
Take a Hike! @Mary Beth Doyle Nature Area
Thursday June 13, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hike along Malletts Creek, through woods and wetlands of this 81.4-acre park.
A staff naturalist from Natural Area Preservation (City of Ann Arbor) will discuss native plants and trees, ecological restoration, and more. Meet at the park entrance at Packard Rd., just east of Cobblestone Farm (south side of the road).
Parking at the entrance is limited; hikers may alos park at the Malletts Creek Branch (3090 E. Eisenhower) with a half-mile walk east along Eisenhower and Packard to the park entrance.
This event is for all ages.
Grief 101: What To Expect When Grieving
Tuesday June 18, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Presented by Arbor Hospice's Grief Support Services, this educational meeting will provide you with the resources and information you are looking for when coping with the loss of a loved one. The session will help examine what is normal during the grief process, strategies for coping, suggestions for self-care, and what support is available to you. There will be time for questions at the end.
Arbor Hospice is a community resource that provides grief support services to any member of our community who has experienced a loss through death. In addition to providing support services to family members who have utilized Arbor Hospice's services, programs are open to any member of the community who has experienced a loss. For more information on Arbor Hospice Grief Support, contact Grief Support at 734-794-5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jump Roping Blast
Friday June 21, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Parking Lot
Bring your ropes, your rhymes for a jumpin' good time! We've got Chinese, Double-Dutch and standard jump ropes to share. Special guests, the St. Francis Heartbeats, will demo their skills. If it rains, we'll jump inside!
This event is for teens and pre-teens (grades 4-12).
Saturday August 10, 2013: 10:00 am to 10:40 am -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Enjoy stories, puppets, and movements that promote coordination, flexibility, and storytime fun with Ananda Children's Catalina Arango.
This event is for children between the ages of 2-5 years.
Take a Hike! @Dolph and Lakewood Nature Areas
Thursday August 15, 2013: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Go on a nature walk with a staff naturalist from Natural Area Preservation (City of Ann Arbor) that will loop through both Dolph Nature Area and Lakewood. Learn about native plants and trees, invasive plants, ecological restoration, and volunteer activities in Ann Arbor Parks. Dress comfortably to walk and enjoy nature! Meet in the parking lot off Wagner Road, between Jackson Road and Liberty Street.
For all ages.