'The Healing Power of Meditation' to help you get healthy

Free medical advice that can help deal with stress, boost immune systems and help with physical and emotional problems. This seems an absolute bargain in this day of rampant malpractice and rocketing medical costs.

A special presentation on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., a secret solution will be shared by Dr. Matthew Raider when he offers his program “The Healing Power of Meditation” at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street.

In this presentation, Raider will present the latest medical and scientific data regarding meditation and the prevention and treatment of many disease states including high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and chronic pain. He will also talk about research on meditation as the antidote to stress.

Meditation practice

Following the discussion, Raider will offer a 10 minute meditation sitting allowing participants to “practice” the skill. The program will also include a question-and-answer period.

Raider has practiced and taught geriatric medicine for the last 30 years and has a strong interest in meditation and its relationship to health and disease prevention/treatment. He maintains a clinical practice in geriatric medicine.

He held a faculty position at the University of Connecticut Medical School and has coordinated the geriatrics curriculum for the Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program for more than 25 years. He is currently medical director of four Connecticut health care facilities.

Since space is limited for the program, registration is suggested. Call Plumb at 203-924-1580 for more information, or to reserve a seat.