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Apr. 4, 2019 5:05 pm

This Delaware mindfulness initiative is celebrating its successes

Delaware Changing Lives makes self care and wellness education accessible to all. It's hosting a free event at Kingswood Community Center on April 29.

A mural at Kingswood Community Center.

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Trauma, stress and anxiety can all affect quality of life — and that’s especially true in neighborhoods with a history of social marginalization.

Delaware Changing Lives, an offshoot of GIFT Global, is a mindfulness initiative aimed at underserved communities, launched in 2016 with a goal to increase access to self-care skills, trauma recovery and stress reduction in Delaware. Since then, it has trained over 3,000 people in schools, nonprofits and healthcare to teach the benefits of mindfulness, including breathing exercises, meditation and other stress reduction techniques.

On April 29, in partnership with Tapp Network, Delaware Changing Lives will hold a celebration at the Kingswood Community Center in Riverside to celebrate Delaware success stories and bring awareness to the organization, projects in Delaware and the launch of its website.

Speakers will include Gov. John Carney, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long.

Riverside, located in northeast Wilmington, is undergoing a 10-year community-focused revitalization plan that will include a new education pipeline, new mixed-income housing, a new community center and a community health and wellness initiative. It is part of the Purpose Built Community model, an Atlanta-based approach to urban revitalization that focuses on improving the lives of the people who live in communities with concentrated poverty.

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