Arts and Culture

Mindful Aging Project

The Mindful Aging Project (MAP) is a collaboration between FACTR and the African Community Health Institute which aims to decrease health disparities and improve the health and wellness of older newcomers and promote mindful aging. A healthy and mindful lifestyle begins at the roots, so this project utilizes a community garden to host several activities.

  • A healthy produce and meditation garden is where participants grow their own fruits and vegetables and cultivate a connection to the environment through meditation. 
  • Their grandchildren are encouraged to join the elders so that inter-generational bonding can be strengthened. 
  • Nutritional classes share information on healthy eating and active living through a licensed nutritionist. 
  • Group exercises, including Yoga, Tai Chi promote healthy mind-body connections.