Gail Borden gives applications for a more healthy lifestyle


From meditation to memory problems, the Gail Borden Public Library is offering a variety of adult programs this spring to promote good mental and physical health. Register for any or all of these events at

Deeper into meditation:

Dealing with stress is now more than ever a constant challenge. Moderator Umesh Bhatia will present natural and effective meditation techniques to relieve stress and achieve a lasting feeling of peace on Tuesday, March 30th at 7pm. The session will include time to practice the techniques. You can register for the online workshop at

Not quiet and not submissive:

Gail Borden and ECC MAGIC are organizing “Not Quiet and Not Submissive: Asian-American Women Speak Up” on Wednesday, March 31, from 7 to 8 pm on Zoom. Local Asian American women talk about the latest tragic event in Atlanta and how they deal with racism and misogyny in America. Speakers include: Thonglouane Keorajavongsay, leader of the Lao community; Ling Low, Elgin resident; Chad Ouankeo-Ratsamy; Rep. Janet Yang Rohr D-41, Illinois General Assembly; and Pat Vilaychack. Registration is required for the zoom link.

Plant-based diet:

In the three-part series, “Spring Ahead with a Plant-Based Nutrition Plan,” learn how to maximize nutrition with practical tips for healthier eating and discover the importance of a plant-based diet in controlling the symptoms of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Heart disease and arthritis.

Health educators Joan Davis and Karen Bender share how to get all of the nutrients you need from a plant-based diet that tastes great, and share tips on transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle with whole foods. This program frees you from counting calories, weighing food, and measuring portion control.

The series will be presented on three consecutive Wednesdays, April 7th, April 14th and April 21st at 7pm. Register for each session to receive zoom links.

The first program will explore why whole plant foods are useful for health and weight loss. Then you will learn how to get enough to eat and get the right nutrients from foods that taste good. The final program offers transition tips for a plant-based lifestyle with whole foods.

Memory Café:

People who experience changes in memory and their caregivers are invited to share the warm, inviting atmosphere of our virtual coffee house-style memory café on Tuesday, Tuesday, April 27th, at 10 a.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month by talking about beautiful poetry imagery. Registration is required. You will receive the zoom link one hour before the meeting.

Abuse and violence prevention:

Learn with Ruth Peterson from the Elgin Community Crisis Center how childhood abuse and violence affect adult health and wellbeing and how to work on healthy emotional and verbal relationships. This program is offered in both English and Spanish and will take place on Tuesday April 20th at 10am. Register to receive the zoom link. You can also email or send a text message to (224) 407-2399. Please enter your name and email address.