Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Mondays from 10 am-12:00 pm beginning October 22nd and ending December 10th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.


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Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Explore Your Future

Explore Your Future is a series of four interactive, facilitated workshops that help people who are entering retirement or have had a change in role as a caregiver to envision the next phase of life including volunteer projects, lifelong learning and encore careers. All sessions include discussions, reflection, and interactive exercises to guide participants towards a greater understanding of the events, people, themes, and patterns that have shaped their lives and brought them the greatest fulfillment.

This workshop takes place on Mondays from 2-4:30 pm beginning October 29th and ending on November 19th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. 

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Nov
2
12:30 PM12:30

Caregiver Wellness Conference

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Wayne County Department of Aging for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Presenter: Julius Jackson, Wellness & Outreach Coordinator, Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute at Lifespan 

Creating a New Language 

What many caregivers see as problematic behaviors, actually become a way of communicating for someone living with dementia. By utilizing the tools and strategies shared, we can create a new language with our loved ones that supports continued connections and meaningful moments. 

Presenter: Elizabeth Marsh, MT-BC, Education Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link.

Lunch is provided. 

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Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Fridays from 1-2:00 pm beginning November 2nd and ending on December 14th.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Retirement Saturday

Legal Aspects of Aging 

Everything you need to know about power of attorney (and the new rules), MOLST forms, health care proxy, trusts and wills. 

Presenter: Miles P. Zatkowsky, Esq., Dutcher & Zatkowsky, Attorneys-at-Law 

Savvy Social Security 

This workshop is designed to help you start thinking about Social Security, so you can obtain all the benefits you are entitled to and coordinate them with the rest of your retirement income plan. 

Presenter: Tammy Mogilski, Financial Advisor, Legacy Financial Planning LLC 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Home Care Options

Having help at home is often the key to maintaining longer-term independence. We will talk about types of home care, how to access services, and how the services are paid. 

Presenter: Christine Peck, Director of Care Coordination, Eldersource, Lifespan 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
5
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. 

This workshop is held on Mondays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 5th and ending December 10th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
5
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. 

This workshop is held on Mondays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 5th and ending December 10th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Supportive & Assistive Housing Options for Older Adults

Housing options are numerous, confusing and often expensive. During this workshop, we will review what is available in our community, explain the multiple levels of care including independent with services, assisted living, enriched, special certifications and skilled nursing. This workshop will also help to give you a baseline understanding of the various levels of care and assist you with understanding the questions to ask while touring various housing communities as you prepare for the future.   

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
6
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. 

This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 6th and ending December 11th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Aging Mastery

Ten classes led by expert speakers who help participants gain the skills and tools they need to manage their health, remain economically secure, and contribute actively in society.

These classes are held on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am beginning November 7th and ending January 16, 2019.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line

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Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Opiate Epidemic: Effect on Older Adults

All ages can be impacted by the opiate epidemic in one way or another. While opiate use disorders are more common among younger people, the prevalence among older adults is growing. Older adults are also affected when family members misuse opiates. This workshop will provide increased awareness and education regarding opiate use and misuse as well as information about available resources for recovery in the community. Narcan training (nasal spray medication to counteract the effects of opiate overdose) will be provided and each participant will receive a Narcan kit.  

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and acquire strategies to hep intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

LGBTQ+ Caregiver Wellness Saturday

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Out Alliance for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Creating a New Language 

What many caregivers see as problematic behaviors, actually become a way of communicating for someone living with dementia. By utilizing the tools and strategies shared, we can create a new language with our loved ones that supports continued connections and meaningful moments. 

Reservations required. Please use our registrations link to register on-line.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 am beginning November 12th and ending February 27, 2019.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10-11:00 am starting November 12th to February 27, 2019.

Registration is required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

An eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling.

This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 10 am-12:00 pm beginning November 13 and ending December 18.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
13
4:00 PM16:00

Eden at Home

Eden at Home applies the power of the Eden Alternative’s 10 Principles to improve the quality of life for elders living at home and their care partners. Workshop participants will learn the 10 principles and ways to implement them at home. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
14
10:30 AM10:30

Veterans Benefits

Monroe County is home to more than 45,000 men and women who served their country. Many of them have no idea about the benefits they are entitled to, including health care, compensation for injuries in the form of service-connected disability, nursing home pensions and memorial/indemnity compensation. This presentation will inform veterans and their families about the benefits they have earned for their military service and how to apply for them. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Living Healthy

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with chronic illness(es). The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 9:30 am-12:00 pm beginning November 15th and ending December 27th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hearing Loss Demonstration Center

Volunteers from the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) are available to demonstrate assistive listening equipment and answer questions. Signaling-alerting devices, captioned telephones, personal assistive listening devices and hearing aid accessories are among the items on display to demo.

Reservation required. Please use our registration link.

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Nov
15
12:30 PM12:30

Volunteer Fair

Are You Ready to Make a Difference? Discover the Many Ways You Can as a Lifespan Volunteer.

Everyone has unique gifts to share, and Lifespan volunteers make significant contributions by putting their best talents to work. From advocating for nursing home residents to teaching a Living Healthy workshop, we have many opportunities from which to choose. Representatives will be on hand to tell you about their programs, answer your questions and show you how you can join the ranks of our dedicated Lifespan volunteer corps.  

Reservations for this are NOT required. Just drop-by.

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Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Caregiver Wellness Conference @ Lifespan

Are you a caregiver of a loved one with a chronic condition or memory loss? Join Lifespan’s Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute and the Alzheimer’s Association for an interactive day of caregiver wellness and education. Vendor tables, blood pressure screenings, interactive wellness demonstrations and workshops: 

Taking Care of You: Caregiver Wellness 

What is self-care and why is it so important to successful caregiving? An overview of caregiving and wellness with a demonstration of easy techniques to implement right away!  

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning 

Conversations with family members who are showing signs of dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable. The fear or lack of awareness that may accompany these conversations can result in delays that have serious consequences for the entire family. This workshop offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. 

Lunch provided

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
29
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy

This is a 6-week, peer-led health education for people 60+ living with chronic illness(es). The purpose of the workshop is to enhance skills and your ability to manage your health and maintain an active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 29th and ending January 3, 2019.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Managing Stress

Join us for an interactive session on how to manage stress while caring for a family member or friend living with a chronic condition or memory loss. 

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

The ABC's of Home Care

Gain a basic understanding of providing personal care at home including tips to avoid bed sores; infection control and basic wound care; bathing and dressing in a bed or chair; healthy diet and bowel management; safe transfers; managing medication; and, knowing when to call the doctor or nurse.  

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (This session is full)

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others.

This workshop takes place on Mondays from 5-7:30 pm starting October 15th and ending November 19th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on line.

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Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others.

This workshop takes place on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 pm starting October 11th and ending November 15th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. 

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Oct
10
1:00 PM13:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This workshop is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The sessions will provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others.

This workshop takes place on Wednesdays from 1-2:30 pm starting October 10th and ending November 14th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register on-line. 

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Oct
9
3:00 PM15:00

Tai Chi for Arthritis (This class is full)

This falls prevention workshop assists participants with pain reduction, stiffness, decreased range of motion and balance concerns associated with arthritis. It also promotes a fun, social means of increasing strength, flexibility and coordination.

These sessions are held on Tuesdays from 3-4:00 pm beginning October 9th and ending December 4th.

Registration required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others.

These sessions are held on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30 pm beginning October 4 and ending November 8.  

Registration is required. Please use our registration link to register on-line.

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Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. 

This workshop is held on Thursdays from 9:30 am-12:00 pm beginning October 4th and ending November 8th.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Oct
2
3:00 PM15:00

Legal and Financial Planning for Families Impacted by Dementia

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. In this live-streamed satellite presentation, Yolanda Rios, Esq, associate attorney at Dutcher & Zatkowsky, will discuss the importance of early planning, what legal and financial issues to consider as you age, and how to put plans in place.  Please use our registration link. This presentation is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. 
 

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Oct
2
1:00 PM13:00

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Mondays from 10 am - noon beginning October 22 and ending December 10. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link.

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Oct
2
12:30 PM12:30

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop takes place Tuesdays at the Westside YMCA beginning October 2 and ending November 6. 12:30 - 3 pm. You do NOT need to be a Y member to participate. Reservations required. Please use our registration link. For more information about this workshop, contact Eve Moses at 585-244-8400, ext. 213. 

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Oct
1
12:30 PM12:30

Elder Law Day

This free event offers a number of workshops on legal and benefit issues related to elder care, advance care planning, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid. Meet one-on-one with a lawyer for a FREE 15-minute consultation. Register for consultations at the check-in table. Registrations for the consultations will end as soon as slots are filled. Slots are limited based on the number of available attorneys. Reservations for Elder Law Day are required. Call 585-753-6280 or email MCOFA@monroecounty.gov with name, address and phone number. Registrations will be taken up to Friday, October 12 at noon.

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Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

Matter of Balance

  • Schuyler County Office for the Aging (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm, September 27 to November 1. Reservations ARE required. Use our registration link. This workshop is held in Montour Falls, NY.

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Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop is held Wednesdays, September 26 to October 31, 1 to 2:30 pm. Reservations required. Please call Christa at Noyes Health at 585-335-4358. 

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Sep
25
3:00 PM15:00

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Schuyler County Office for the Aging (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-session educational program focused on your needs. The classes provide you with the skills and confidence you need to better care for yourself while caring for others. This workshop is held Tuesdays, September 25 to October 30, 3 - 4:30 pm. Reservations required. Please call the Schuyler County Office for the Aging at 607-535-7108. 

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Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an eight-session workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Fridays from 10 am to Noon, September 21 to November 9. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link. 

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Sep
4
3:00 PM15:00

Effective Communication Strategies with People with Dementia

In this live-streamed satellite presentation, Dr. Marla Bruns, M.D., Ph.D., a cognitive neurologist at the Memory Center at Unity, will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Learn strategies to maintain communication through all stages of the disease. Please use our registration link.
This presentation is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. Please use our registration link. 
 

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Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

Updates about the Latest Alzheimer's Research (This session is full.)

In this live-streamed satellite presentation, Dr. Neelum T. Aggarwal, M.D., a cognitive neurologist and researcher will present about the latest findings in Alzheimer's research. Learn more about what studies are underway and how you can get involved. Pre-register by July 30 to be entered into a raffle drawing that will be presented at the event. Must be present to win. Please use our registration link. 

This presentation is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association. 

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Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

Zumba!

  • LIfespan Wolk Cafe at Sibley Square (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to this fun, low impact, modifiable Zumba class. All skill levels welcome. Caregivers welcome! Please register using the registration link. Free!  This class is held at our newly renovated cafe in Sibley Square (the former department store), first floor. Parking is available on Franklin Street or in the adjoining St. Joseph's garage. Class repeats on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 am. 

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Jul
12
12:30 PM12:30

Living Healthy with Diabetes

This is a 6-week workshop for adults 18+ living with diabetes. Caregivers also welcome! The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and strategies to better manage the challenges associated with diabetes. This workshop is held on Tuesdays from 12:30-3:00 pm beginning November 6 and ending December 11.

Reservations required. Please use our registration link to register online.

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is an eight-week workshop designed to increase activity levels and decrease the fear of falling. This workshop is held Tuesdays from 10 to noon. Reservations ARE required. Please use our registration link.

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May
22
1:00 PM13:00

Veterans Benefits

Monroe County is home to more than 45,000 men and women who served their country.  Many of them have no idea about the benefits they are entitled to, including health care, compensation for injuries in the form of service-connected disability, nursing home pensions and memorial/indemnity compensation. Their presentation will inform veterans and their families about the benefits they have earned for their military service and how to apply for them. With Laura Stradley, Executive Director, Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. and Nick Stefanovich, Director, Monroe County Veterans Service Agency. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Rocco Vivenzio Memorial Symposium

Dr. Fain is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Division Chief of Geriatrics, General Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and co- director of the Arizona Center on Aging. She is a geriatrician, and a national leader in developing high value home and community team-based models to care for people with serious illness. Join us on May 21 and learn from Dr. Fain about the barriers to integrating home-based primary care into our health system--and how the benefits outweigh the challenges. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Health and Wellness Saturday (This event is full. Please do not register.)

Special wellness Saturday! Learn about Tai Chi and how to better manage stress. Tai Chi is calming, helps with reduced range of motion, and helps increase strength, flexibility and coordination. We'll follow that with an interactive session on how to manage stress while caregiving. Reservation is required. Please use our registration link. 

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May
17
1:00 PM13:00

Legal Aspects of Aging

(May 17 is the correct day for this workshop.) Everything you need to know about power of attorney (and the new rules), MOLST forms, health care proxy, trusts and wills. With Miles P. Zatkowsky, Esq., Dutcher & Zatkowsky, Attorneys-at-Law. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 
 

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May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Peace of Mind Planning

Think of all the details that your family needs to know if the unexpected happens to you. Come learn about Lifespan’s Peace of Mind Planning service, which is designed to help you organize all of your important legal, financial and medical information with attention to your personal needs. With José Cruz, Planning Specialist, Lifespan. Registration is required. Please use our registration link. 
 

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