VOICES January Programs and Updates
Support Groups for 9/11 Families and Survivors
The VOICES staff is hosting support groups for 9/11 Family Members and Survivors, and Focus Groups for Families of those who have died of 9/11-related illnesses. Those currently participating in these groups are inviting new members to join us in the conversation, as our community continues to grow. The program is free, but registration is required.
Family Member Support Group
Monday, January 10 and Monday, January 24 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Learn more.
Survivor Support Group
Tuesday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 25 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Learn more.
Focus Groups for 9/11 Responders and Families of Those Who Died of 9/11 Related Illnesses
During the month of January VOICES is hosting a series of focus groups for 9/11 Responders and for those families who lost a loved one due to 9/11-related illnesses. Join us for an open conversation with those who have a shared experience. Your important feedback will help guide our work for the coming year. The program is free, but registration is required.
9/11 Responder Focus Group
Monday, January 3 and Monday, January 17 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Learn more.
Families of Those Who Have Died of 9/11 Related Illnesses Focus Group
Tuesday, January 4 and Tuesday, January 18 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Learn more.
Introduction to Journaling as a Self-Care Tool
Wednesday, January 19 - 7:00pm to 9:00p
Presented by Nancy Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, CJT, M/S
Research indicates that engaging in a regular writing practice can increase our awareness, reduce stress, and even improve some markers for physical health. But where do you start?
Join us for this 2-hour interactive and introductory workshop, presented by experienced clinician, Nancy Scherlong who will share tips and tools for how your journal can become one of your most trusted confidantes. No prior writing experience is needed and sharing is always optional. Though our group will be therapeutic, it does not, of course, substitute for therapy.
Workshop Fee: $15, Registration Required.
Attaining Wellness Through Yoga & Mindful Practice
Thursday, January 27 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Presented by Yoga Instructor, Wendy Boscia
VOICES is stepping into the new year with a renewed commitment to strengthening our physical and mental health.
Join us for this foundational workshop when Wendy Boscia will share her expertise, focusing on the pillars of yoga practice: breath, and anchoring in the present moment. Participants will learn about mindfulness and meditation through a series of visualization and grounding exercises and will flow through a chair yoga sequence - bending, twisting, stretching, and lengthening the body while fully supported.
Participation is free, Registration Required.
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