By Vivian Nguyen, Community Outreach Coordinator
Summer 2014 was a busy season for the linkAges TimeBank – we launched our Advocates program for college interns, redesigned the TimeBank website, and grew to over 250 members ranging in age from 18 to 92. Together, we’ve completed almost 600 hours of exchanges!
Many TimeBank members meet fellow members (and potential Exchange partners) during “TimeBank Tales,” a free community event that we host every month. TimeBank Tales is a great opportunity to learn new skills, connect with others in the TimeBank community and, most importantly, have fun!
In case you missed any events, here’s a recap of our summer TimeBank Tales:
June 2014: Breathe in, breathe out
We started off the season with a yoga and meditation session led by William Cristobal, one of our business partners and founder of Yoga Belly. Members learned various poses and breathing techniques designed to enhance mental clarity and improve spine and muscle alignment.
July 2014: Learn Bhangra!
In July, our very own TimeBank member, Nikita Maheshwari, led a workshop on Indian folk dance, also known as “Bhangra.” Members got to move and shake to basic dance moves seen in popular Indian films. Nikita also offers private Bhangra lessons as a service listing on the TimeBank!
August 2014: TimeBank Trivia Night
Things got heated during our TimeBank Trivia Night as 4 teams tested their general knowledge and battled it out for prizes. The first, second and third place teams were only separated by a point at the end of 8 rounds! The winners took home gift cards from our newest business partner, Sunnyvale Art Gallery & Café.