Free Mindfulness Meditation Workshop May 28

Jill Merrell will lead the May 28 workshop.

The Palm Health Foundation and Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation are presenting a free one-hour online Mindfulness Meditation Workshop led by meditation practitioner and longtime Wellington resident Jill Merrell. The virtual event is in support of May’s Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care Month and provides to assist residents in finding calm and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will be a live Zoom meeting. To register, e-mail It will take place Thursday, May 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open (virtually) to the public.

After surviving a traumatic brain injury in 2000, Merrell found her way to a place of health and peace through meditation. Since then, she has become a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher and practitioner. Her recovery fueled her desire to help others find inner peace in their personal and professional lives.

Studies have shown that meditation can provide benefits to people with depression and anxiety, mental health conditions that have increased in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly half the people in the United States feel the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. The foundation supports health equity for Palm Beach County residents of all backgrounds, heritage, education, incomes and states of well-being. The foundation has invested more than $83 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information, visit or call (561) 833-6333.