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Why the Jewish Pavilion's 'Sunday in the Park' Is good for your health


Sunday in the Park committee members having fun are (l-r) Diane Baum, Sammy Goldstein of Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Committee chair Jane Edelstein, committee member Pat Rubenstein, and Carolyne Pagel of the Retreat of Winter Garden.

Looking for a "Good Day Sunshine"? On Oct. 23, The Jewish Pavilion will turn back the clock to the 1960s, bringing the community together with their new fall festival, "Sunday in the Park," with all proceeds benefitting Orlando's elder community. Get your groove on, and save the date for the Fall Family Fest featuring Beatle's tribute band, The British Invasion (formerly of Epcot). This first time event offers an afternoon of healthful pursuits including music, socialization, and an afternoon outdoors (bring the sunblock!). Enjoy the "flower power" and greenery of the newly renovated Cranes Roost in Altamonte Springs, where the event will take place starting at 2 p.m., with seating for more than 500. If you're looking for improved health to last throughout the winter, stop at the Walgreen's vendor table and get a flu shot.

While music has often been thought to improve one's mood, according to Johns Hopkins experts, listening to music can offer health improvements, too, decreasing stress and benefitting memory.

The Johns Hopkins website cites the Beatles in their example, noting a song from this iconic band can bring back a specific memory from that time when their music played, helping with recall of past memories. Sunday in the Park event chair and "Beatles Super Fan," Jane Edelstein, remembers attending a movie back in 1964 at the age of 11, and swooning when a Beatles' song reminded her of pre-teen crush, Paul McCartney. Edelstein wears her collection of vintage Beatle's concert T-shirts purchased in the mid-1960s to event committee meetings, bringing smiles and motivating volunteers for the excitement of the big event.

"If you're looking for an afternoon of entertainment that also provides a sense of fulfillment, then the multi-generational Sunday in the Park will be music to your ears," noted Edelstein. "Not only will there be food, fun for the kids, music for all ages, health-care and community vendors, and much more, but all proceeds will benefit the Jewish Pavilion, http://www.jewishpavilion.org, which seeks to strengthen community ties for the elderly (of all faiths) in long-term-care, an age group that we hold dear."

Tickets to the event are $20 in advance through Oct. 20, $25 at the door, with family packages available. Bring your friends, purchase 12 tickets, receive 2 free. To register, become a sponsor, or vendor visit https://thepavilion.webconnex.com/sundayintheparkreg2016 or call 407-678-9363 for more information.


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