For many adults, a peaceful night’s sleep — so central to good health — has become an elusive dream. But now there’s hope for the chronically sleep-deprived, and Quarry Hill’s next Adventures in Living Well program aims to prove it.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, “The Art and Science of Sleep” will focus on proven “sleep hygiene” habits designed to help anyone get to sleep and stay asleep safely and naturally, without resorting to pharmaceutical sleep aids. Presenter Cindy Roth, RPSGT, CRT, lead technologist at Pen Bay Healthcare’s Center for Sleep Medicine, will show participants surprisingly simple steps they can take each night to set the stage for restorative slumber.

“The Art and Science of Sleep” will be the fifth event in a summer/fall Adventures in Living Well lineup that has featured thought-provoking explorations in health, literature, and the arts. The current series will conclude with “The Gift of You: Discovering Your Legacy,” with author and motivational speaker Lee Ann Szelog, on Friday, Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon at Quarry Hill (snow date: Wednesday, Dec. 15); a new set of programs will begin in February 2011.

Adventures in Living Well events are designed especially for adults age 55-plus. Programs are free of charge, but registration is required. Call Quarry Hill at 230-6114 to reserve seats.