Project Description

This month at NISA, we are focusing on utilizing learning resources to expand our knowledge and improve our intellectual skills to experience life more fully. We have a series of educational, cultural and community activities lined up to develop our intellectual curiosities and expand and challenge our minds through creative endeavors.

Monday August 10th at 1pm: Visiting the Public Library

We will walk over the the Mackenzie library branch together, get a tour of the library, and have the opportunity to sign up for a free library card.

Monday August 1oth from 6:30-7:30pm: Meditation circle at the Library

You are invited to the Mackenzie Sudbury library for a signing bowl and meditation circle. Tenzing Limbu, owner of Nepal Handicrafts, will facilitate the meditation group by playing singing bowls. The legend of the singing bowl says the sound yields so much power for healing, balancing, cleansing of energy aura, stress relief, rejuvenating physically, mentally, emotionally and helps to deepen your meditation practice. This drop-in session is free.

Tuesday August 11th at 1pm: Media Impact Presentation

YGAP will be coming to NISA to discuss the importance and practicalities for becoming Media Literate. They will cover  brands, brand hypocrisy, alternative advertising and consumer culture.  This workshop will get individuals thinking critically and engaging in great conversations around expanding their own media literacy.

Thursday August 13th from 6:30-7:30pm: Sudbury Writer’s Open Mic

Celebrate the power of words with Sudbury writers of all ages and walks of life, at monthly evenings of stories and poetry. Held at the main library on Mackenzie street, local writers and readers can share their own work or that of their favourite authors.  Those wishing to read can sign up at the event or you can just listen and enjoy!

Monday August 17th at 1:30pm: Magnetic Poetry fun

Come test your mind with

creating magnetic poems

new and something fun!

Monday August 17th from 1:00-3:00pm: Women & HIV/AIDS Walk and Learn

In partnership with the Haven Progam, and Monarch Recovery Services, we will be going for a nice walk along the Bell Park boardwalk and discussing important issues around pregnancy and HIV. We are seeing an increase in women living with HIV having babies who continue to struggle with a tremendous amount of stigma.   The stigma can impact a woman’s decision to seek and access care.  This is a great opportunity to get some exercise, fresh air, and education  about the local realities around pregnancy and HIV.

Thursday August 20th at 2pm: Book Club Meeting

Are there any riveting summer reads that have you thinking , “I wish I was in a book group covering this!” Well, this is an opportunity to get your voice heard and find common reading interests with fellow members. We’ll discuss starting up a book club at NISA, and ideas on books to consider for the club.


These events are all about your willingness and curiosity to acquire new information, seek out new challenges to expand and improve your knowledge and skills. Other ideas to enhance your intellectual wellness are:

  • Read a classic or intellectually stimulating book
  • Delve into current events
  • Take up a foreign language
  • Try a new hobby
  • Play a game
  • Create something
  • Listen to an educational show
  • Play a musical instrument. If you don’t have your own, join our guitar therapy class on Fridays!
  • Write down your thoughts in a journal
  • Try a new walking or driving route
  • Do crosswords and puzzles
  • Visit the museum
  • Debate an issue with a friend, but choose the viewpoint opposite of the one you hold