Health Matters

 

Meditation might be just the thing voters need before deciding the nation and city’s future. This Saturday, Oct. 1, the United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. is hosting Alameda Sangha’s day of meditation led by Rebecca Dixon and Deb Kerr. They will explore stillness and build skills that lead to concentration.

“Insights can occur when our minds become still enough for us to see the moment-by-moment nature of all experience,” Dixon said. 

 

The area around Amatrice in central Italy has been recently struck by a devastating earthquake. Even though this area is not very distant from Rome, it is very remote and not easily accessible. As a result it has been able to develop a unique and incredible gastronomy.

 

The city of Alameda encourages local residents and businesses to attend a community workshop Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. on creating a citywide Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP).

The workshop will take place in the Alameda High School Cafeteria (entrance on Central Avenue at Walnut Street) and will be an opportunity for community members to hear about and join the public discussion about how Alameda will maintain and grow its vibrant local economy. 

 

Alameda residents now have a new health-care choice in Optimized Wellness Center, a health and wellness center, which hosts its grand opening Tuesday, Sept. 13. The celebration will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and will feature appetizers, drinks, raffle prizes, health screenings and tours of the facility.

 

Question: Does my dog need a heartworm preventative all year ‘round in the Bay Area? The mosquitoes here are not as bad as in the South, and I don’t want to medicate her if I don’t have to.

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