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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Life Services - Summer 2017                       


Lifelong Learning Institute
 in Chesterfield                   

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Workshop for LLI Instructors                                     

Tuesday                                              LS172077             

9:00-11:00                          

May 2

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This workshop will have two primary objectives: 1) To increase the connectivity and collegiality among LLI faculty; and 2) To share ideas about ways to improve the LLI experience for both faculty and students. Whether you are a first-time or experienced faculty member, 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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Discovering Your "Gifts" and Your Life's Purpose                                           

Tuesday                                              LS172084             

10:00-12:00                        

May 9

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide an overview of why discovering one's gifts and life's purpose is important and how to go about it. Students will be given the opportunity to work thru some of the key questions that can enable them to discover their gifts and life's purpose.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and EMS Passport Program                                        

Wednesday                                      LS172050             

10:00-11:30                        

May 24

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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Hospital Volunteerism at CJW Medical Center                                 

Wednesday                                      LS172107             

10:30-12:00                        

May 24

Instructor(s): Maria Gilmore

Are you interested in volunteering in a hospital, but you don’t know where to start? Join this class to hear all about the volunteer opportunities at the CJW Medical Center's Chippenham and Johnston Willis Hospitals. You’ll learn about the services that volunteers provide for the patients and their families, as well as how to get involved if you have the willingness and time to do so.

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Winning the War Against Paper                                              

Tuesday                                              LS172105             

9:00-11:00                          

May 30

Instructor(s): Debbie Bowie

Paper is unrelenting. It just keeps pouring in, cluttering up our homes and offices. It is the most difficult organizing challenge that we face in our daily lives. Paper clutter can shut down even the best organizers. In this class you will learn what makes paper management so challenging, strategies for clearing paper clutter and daily paper management, what papers to keep and what can be pitched, and habits that will make it possible to prevent future paper clutter nightmares.

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Enhancing Your Resiliency                                         

Tuesday                                              LS172085             

10:00-12:00                        

May 30

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course is designed to enable participants to discover, or expand, a wide variety of ways (30+) in which they can enhance their personal resiliency. Students will be given a wide variety of practical suggestions and strategies.

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The Art of the Difficult Conversation                                     

Tuesday                                              LS172090             

10:00-12:00                        

June 13

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will teach participants how to effectively raise and resolve difficult issues. Students will be introduced to an effective approach and have the opportunity to practice.

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Increasing Your Willpower                                        

Tuesday                                              LS172095             

10:00-12:00                        

June 27

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will introduce students to key principles for enhancing willpower (or self-control). All course materials are based on current knowledge and research.

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CIS of Chesterfield: How to Get Involved                                            

Monday                                              LS172106             

9:30-11:00                          

July 10

Instructor(s): Jay Swedenborg

Are you interested in making the difference in the lives of students and families in-need in Chesterfield County? We need you! This course will cover how to get involved with students in-need through Chesterfield County Public Schools and Communities In Schools (CIS) of Chesterfield. There are a lot awesome opportunities for people to invest in strengthening our community. Join us for a discussion that will focus on identifying your strengths, your passions, and how you can get connected to non-profits and schools in our community - so, you can make a difference in Chesterfield County and the Greater Richmond community!

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Overcoming Loneliness and Experiencing More Joy!                                     

Tuesday                                              LS172099             

10:00-12:00                        

July 11

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide participants with concrete ways to combat loneliness and experience more joy in their lives. Students will be given a variety of practical suggestions and strategies.

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Senior Living Options: Assisted Living Communities and More                                 

Thursday                                            LS172097             

11:00-12:00                        

August 3

Instructor(s): Marc Friedlander, MBA CSA

Roughly 44 million Americans (one out of six) 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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The Art of Assertiveness                                             

Tuesday                                              LS172102             

10:00-12:00                        

August 8

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course 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. Students will be introduced to the basic principles and have the opportunity to practice.

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Becoming a Great Listener                                         

Tuesday                                              LS172104             

10:00-12:00                        

August 22

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

Have you ever heard but not listened? Have you ever been heard but not listened to? This course will provide tips on becoming a great listener. Students will come to understand the most common obstacles and how to overcome them.

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