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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Life Services - Spring 2017                       


Lifelong Learning Institute
 in Chesterfield                   

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Workshop for LLI Instructors: Packing Your Older Adult Teaching Tool Bag                                          

Tuesday                                              LS171077             

9:30-11:00                          

Jan 3

Instructor(s): Les Schaffer

Older adult learners bring a very different set of skills, knowledge, and expectations to the classroom than do younger adults or children. These differences can be tapped by the instructor to make the class more fruitful and productive for the learners. In this brief workshop, we will present a number of ideas, resources and techniques, along with practical tools to help you create an effective environment for older adult learners, no matter what the subject material. We will not be promoting an either/or approach but rather concentrate on the particular attributes which older adults consistently select as important for effective teaching and learning. Whether you are a first-time or experienced instructor, our hope is that you will find something of value in this workshop. Members who are instructing/facilitating this session or plan to in a future session are invited and welcome!

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The Art of the Difficult Conversation: Part 2                                       

Tuesday                                              LS171090             

10:00-12:00                        

Jan 3

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

This course will expand upon the course previously offered by the instructor, with additional time and opportunity for participants to both learn about the art of the 'difficult conversation' and to 'practice' it!

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Improving All Your Relationships                                            

Tuesday                                              LS171098             

10:00-12:00                        

Jan 10

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

This course will both identify the most common obstacles to more satisfying relationships and enable participants to enhance the communication and other skills it takes to create them. Students will gain skills and strategies for improving any and all relationships.

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Increasing the Joy in Your Life                                  

Tuesday                                              LS171099             

10:00-12:00                        

Jan 17

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

This course will provide participants with concrete ways to experience more 'joy' in their lives every day.

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Don't Just Retire: Reinvent Yourself!                                    

Tuesday                                              LS171101             

10:00-12:00                        

Jan 24

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

Students will explore what it means to re-invent yourself in retirement, as well as discover concrete suggestions on how to do just that. Whether you've been retired for 1 month or 480 months, you can learn something in this class!

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Chesterfield County Public Library Resources                                   

Thursday                                            LS171086             

10:30-11:30                        

Feb 2

Instructor(s): Cindy Arnold

Have you visited your local library lately? Come learn how to make the most of your local library! Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) has a wide range of free resources to offer. Let us help you in your pursuit of learning! Participants will receive an overview of library materials and services, from print collections to e-books, and online research databases to financial literacy tools. Learn how to meet with a librarian to learn about a specific topic, make an online reservation for one of our many educational programs, and browse our digital collections.

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Stop Procrastinating: Be Productive                                       

Tuesday                                              LS171100             

11:00-12:30                        

March 7

Instructor(s): Debbie Bowie

Is your to-do list endless because you put off doing tasks? Do you know what to do and how to do it, but can’t seem to take the first step? Do you have numerous partially completed tasks that you can’t seem to wrap up? Being productive is not as simple as, “Just do it!” In this class you will learn the AEC Model to arm you to evaluate your own productivity challenges (procrastination) and identify steps to take to stop procrastinating and be more productive.

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SeniorNavigator: Providing Direction for Caregivers and Seniors                                             

Friday                                  LS171069             

9:30-11:00                          

March 10

Instructor(s): Bonnie Scimone

This course will help you help yourself, family and friends by harnessing the power of the internet. Learn how SeniorNavigator provides comprehensive information about local support services for seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities. Find answers about health, long-term care, caregiving, legal, financial, and housing concerns.

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The Art of Assertiveness                                             

Tuesday                                              LS171102             

10:00-12:00                        

March 28

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

This class will explore how to become more assertive in every aspect of your life. Come learn how being assertive is a positive skill to have, which can help you become more confident and emphatic.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and EMS Passport Program                                        

Tuesday                                              LS171050             

1:30-3:00                             

March 28

Instructor(s): Sherri Laffoon and Millie Bishop

Are you prepared for the next disaster or emergency? Do you have an emergency supply kit or know what to put in one? Where will you go if you have to evacuate the area? These questions and more will be answered. With the rising cost of healthcare and the new increase in ambulance transportation fees, come find out how you can save some money on out-of-pocket expenses with the EMS Passport! Information will be provided about programs that Chesterfield County offers for ambulance transport costs, as well as the Yellow Dot program and the File of Life.

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Writing Your Life's Story: It's an Art                                       

Tuesday                                              LS171103             

10:00-12:00                        

April 4, 18

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

Students will discover a structured approach for writing their life's story in this class. They will also have the option of writing one for a loved one. The first session will explain the process and have time for questions, and the second session (2 weeks later), will give students a chance to share and improve their stories.

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Home Health and Hospice: Everything You Need to Know!                                        

Wednesday                                      LS171081             

9:30-11:00                          

April 5

Instructor(s): Kristen Kern

This interactive and easy to understand class will discuss everything you need to know about Home Health and Hospice. Whether caring for a loved one during an illness, or being pro-active before a scheduled surgery, it is important to understand the services available to assist in the recovery at home. What services are provided? Who qualifies? How much does it cost? How long does it last? How do I set it up? What should I consider when choosing a provider? Are there resources available to help me in my search? These questions and more will be answered in this class.

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Tax Preparation Assistance                                        

Monday - Friday                                              LS171020             

9:00-2:00                             

By Appointment

Instructor(s): Gary Ellenberger

This will be by appointment. You will be contacted to set your appointment once you have registered. This "class" is one-on-one assistance with the preparation of your Federal and Virginia Tax Returns. Using popular tax preparation software, the instructor will assist you in answering the questions posed by the software's interview process. There will be two meetings. By the end of the first meeting (1-1.5 hours), the data entry and the initial quality review process will have been completed. In preparation for the second meeting (15 to 20 minutes), the instructor will complete a second quality review and print the returns for delivery to you. It will be your responsibility to mail the returns. Although the instructor has been involved in tax preparation for many years and has completed tax courses from several leading tax preparation companies and a popular senior volunteer organization, he will not be acting as a paid Tax Preparation Professional. Instead as an unpaid assistant, he will lead you through the tax preparation process. This is a self-help class (although the instructor will be completing the data entry and the quality reviews). This free service is limited to only personal (non-business) tax returns. In cases of a complex tax return, you may be referred to other tax services. Please bring all of your tax information to the appointment (recent Tax Returns,W-2's, 1099's, 1098's, etc).This is a free service. No compensation, gift or gratuity of any kind will be accepted.

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Becoming a Great Listener                                         

Tuesday                                              LS171104             

10:00-12:00                        

April 25

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J Wriston

Have you ever heard but not listened? Have you ever been heard but not listened to? This class will provide tips on becoming a great listener.

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Senior Living Options: Assisted Living Communities and More                                 

Wednesday                                      LS171097             

9:30-10:30                          

April 26

Instructor(s): Marc Friedlander, MBA CSA

Roughly 44 million Americans (1 out of 6) provide unpaid informal care each year to the older US population. Using a proactive approach, the class will discuss the many benefits an Assisted Living Community can provide, how the assisted living community can be a positive influence as an individual embarks on a new stage in his or her life and when is the right time to explore assisted living options. This class will also illustrate the differences between an Assisted Living Community and a Skilled Nursing Facility. There will be time for a Q & A Session as well.

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About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.