Join the Virtual Conference "Coming Together While Living Apart" on June 30.

June 19, 2020
Submitted By: Mary DiLeo
Members of the University community are invited to attend an inspiring and free virtual conference, “Coming Together While Living Apart,” on Tuesday, June 30 from noon to 3:45 p.m. Learn from a community of speakers including Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters. The conference is sponsored by AARP Connecticut, the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), and Masonicare.

The virtual conference is designed to offer a caring and safe space that allows you to join the whole time or attend the sessions that speak directly to you. Sessions will expand your mind, nourish your heart, and provide practical tools you can use right away during these turbulent times.
University of Hartford speakers include:
  • Claudia E. Oakes, PhD, Department of Health Sciences
  • Mala Matacin, PhD, Department of Psychology
  • Jennifer Fijal-Brevik, Instructor for the Adult Chamber Choir at the Hartt Community Division 
Topics on the agenda include:
  • Resilience Mapping: Transforming Trauma into Joy
  • Connecting Mind, Heart, Body & Soul through the Expressive Arts
  • Creating a Path for Zero Isolation
  • Thriving in Troubled Times: How We Can Normalize Acute Stress
  • The Presence of Absence: An Intergenerational Response to Grief
 For more information and registration, go to