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Supervisor DeSena and Town Clerk Srivastava Host Balanced Mind Workshop for Local Veterans and Seniors Featuring Renowned Speaker Ishan Shivanand
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena, the Town Board and Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava recently hosted a ‘Balanced Mind’ workshop for local veterans and seniors at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park. The program, featuring acclaimed mindfulness speaker Ishan Shivanand, focused on introducing time-honored practices through new modalities to veterans and seniors.
Supervisor DeSena welcomed Ishan Shivanand and commended him for his groundbreaking and innovative work with a proclamation on behalf of the Town. Supervisor DeSena also spoke of the benefit of the Balanced Mind program and the need for creative non-chemical solutions for youth and adults struggling with addictions and drug dependency.
Clerk Srivastava noted that she was pleased to invite Ishan Shivanand, highly respected in the western world as a teacher and motivational speaker, who offers alternative methodologies as a program for individuals “at every age and every stage of their lives.” Clerk Srivastava spoke of the importance of addressing the challenges faced by our veterans and senior population.
Ishan Shivanand provided an authentic holistic and educational presentation through his humor and meditation which was well received. He led the audience in exercises while explaining science-based approaches to the concept of mindfulness. The participating veterans expressed their gratitude for the program.
Council Member Dennis Walsh and Nassau County Legislator Mazi Melesa Pilip also attended the event.