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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Life Services - Fall 2017                       


Lifelong Learning Institute
 in Chesterfield                   

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Workshop for LLI Instructors                                 

Tuesday                                         LS173077           

9:00-11:00                       

Sept 5

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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First Flight Creations Informational Session                                    

Wednesday                                   LS173108           

2:00-3:00                         

Sept 6

Instructor(s): John Kaldy and Staff

Join us for this one-hour information session to learn about a new service class being offered four times this session (LE209). Students will have a chance to partner with special needs or special “abilities” youth in the creation and finishing of home decor items sold by First Flight Creations. This class is for anyone - regardless of artistic ability - with a willingness to share their time and experience. Come learn more about First Flight Creations and the special needs community they serve!

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Give Hope 2 Kids: A Honduran Adventure                                       

Tuesday                                         LS173080           

11:30-1:00                       

Sept 12

Instructor(s): Rachel Ramirez

This course will introduce students to Give Hope 2 Kids, a Children's Home located in Urraco, Honduras, Central America.  Rachel traveled to Honduras seven summers to work with Give Hope 2 Kids and has learned a lot about their mission and vision.  Topics covered will include: the Children's Homes, self-sustainability, the solar project, education and outreach.  The second half of the class, students will hear from the missionary, Jason Furrow, who will be in town. Come ready to expand your knowledge of a little village in the beautiful mountains of Honduras and meet the missionaries!  Feel free to read about the organization on their website: www.GiveHope2Kids.org.

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Discovering Your "Gifts" and Your Life's Purpose                                        

Tuesday                                         LS173084           

10:00-12:00                     

Sept 19, 26

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. The instructor will share how many people never realize their purpose, which turns out to be an important factor not only in providing a clear sense of direction and structure for one's life but also for avoiding and/or ameliorating the risks of dementia. The first class will cover the basic principles and key questions necessary to discover one's life's purpose, and the second class will be an opportunity to review the discoveries and conclusions based on the homework assigned in the first class.

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Enhancing Your Resiliency                                      

Tuesday                                         LS173085           

10:00-12:00                     

Oct 3

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course is designed to enable students 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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CIS of Chesterfield: How to Help At-Risk Students in Chesterfield                                       

Tuesday                                         LS173106           

11:30-1:00                       

Oct 3

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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Organization and Design                                         

Tuesday                                         LS173113           

11:30-12:30                     

Oct 10

Instructor(s): Marianne Matocha

It can be challenging to live at home or navigate one's space if the area is not planned well, functional, and if items are not easily accessible and organized. Many in the community often live with limitations and are in their space a lot of the time. Others are very busy outside of the home; therefore, things can be overwhelming when they return. This course gives tips to help improve one's environment. Students will learn ways to maximize the use of space and minimize safety hazards, while making the area more functional and aesthetically pleasing. This increases productivity, improves one's overall health, and increases quality of living. It also allows one to remain in their environment longer.

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2-1-1 VIRGINIA and United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg                              

Wednesday                                   LS173109           

12:00-1:30                       

Oct 11

Instructor(s): Altise M. Street and Trevor Worden

Do you know what 2-1-1 VIRGINIA does? Did you donate to United Way and ever wonder how you money assisted the community? Well, this class is for you. Students will learn about the services both 2-1-1 VIRGINIA and United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg offer and how they assist our community.

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Increasing Your Willpower                                     

Tuesday                                         LS173095           

10:00-12:00                     

Oct 17

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide students with a variety of practical ideas, suggestions and techniques for increasing one of our life's most precious resources: our willpower.

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Senior Living Options: Assisted Living Communities and More                                

Wednesday                                   LS173097           

11:00-12:00                     

Oct 18

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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Winning the War Against Paper                                          

Wednesday                                   LS173105           

1:00-3:00                         

Oct 18

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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The Art of Assertiveness                                         

Tuesday                                         LS173102           

10:00-12:00                     

Oct 24, 31

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

Have you often wondered what the key is to protecting your personal boundaries and resolving life's many issues? This course will provide students with an overview of the philosophy, skills and techniques of assertiveness in the first class, followed by an opportunity to practice and apply them in person in the second class.

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SeniorNavigator.org: Your Portal to Virginia-based Health and Wellness                                         

Wednesday                                   LS173069           

12:30-1:30                       

Oct 25

Instructor(s): Talicia Tarver, MLIS, Dana Ladd, PhD, and Patricia Sobczak, PhD

SeniorNavigator is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a variety of useful health and wellness information and services for seniors. Participants of this class will learn how to find health information and services related to aging well, caregiving, community, financial, housing, and legal resources in or near their geographic location in Virginia. Librarians will provide an overview of SeniorNavigator and demonstrate how to find resources by geographic area using the SeniorNavigator website. Participants are encouraged to follow along using their own laptops. Following the overview and demonstration, librarians will provide participants with practice questions so participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in searching the website.

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and EMS Passport Program                                    

Tuesday                                         LS173050           

9:30-11:00                       

Oct 31

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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Feng Shui: Arranging Your Space to Enhance Your Life                               

Tuesday                                         LS173111           

11:00-12:30                     

Oct 31

Instructor(s): Debbie Bowie

Did you know you could improve your life by making changes in the environments in which you live and work? Feng Shui is the study of how to arrange your space to enhance your life. Join your instructor, a professional organizer and Feng Shui practitioner, for an introduction to this ancient Chinese art that has the potential to change your life. You will learn key principles of Feng Shui and solutions to common problems in your home and office. Come ready to begin your journey into a fascinating, fun and fulfilling way to improve your life!

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Overcoming Loneliness and Experiencing More Joy!                                   

Tuesday                                         LS173099           

10:00-12:00                     

Nov 7

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide students with a variety of practical ideas, suggestions and techniques for overcoming an increasingly common and debilitating phenomenon in our culture, loneliness, while simultaneously increasing their joy!

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From Stuck to Thriving: for Women Only                                        

Tuesday                                         LS173112           

11:00-1:00                       

Nov 7

Instructor(s): Debbie Bowie

We all can get stuck from time to time, unable to take action to make changes and reach specific goals. Women artists, women with ADHD, and women in transition are especially prone to get stuck. In this class we will look at common signs of being stuck, causes for getting stuck, how you keep yourself stuck, and how to break the trance of being stuck. You will also have the opportunity to identify your own stuck signs and develop an action plan for getting unstuck.

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VeteransNavigator: for Veterans and Their Families                                   

Wednesday                                   LS173110           

12:00-1:30                       

Nov 8

Instructor(s): Bonnie Scimone

Join this class to hear from the Community Outreach Specialist with VirginiaNavigator demonstrate how to use its NEW VeteransNavigator website. Content and features of VeteransNavigator focus on meeting key needs of both pre- and post-9/11 veterans and their families. Learn how to connect with programs and information about job training and employment, veterans and military family benefits, housing and homelessness, behavioral health, family caregiver support, long-term care, and so much more!

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Becoming a Great Listener                                     

Tuesday                                         LS173104           

10:00-12:00                     

Nov 28, Dec 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

Becoming a great listener could possibly improve every relationship you have. This course will provide students with an overview of the philosophy and techniques of one of life's most important, yet rare, skills, active listening, in the first class, followed by an opportunity to practice and apply them in person in the second class.

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Be Red Cross Ready for Disasters                                        

Wednesday                                   LS173114           

12:30-1:30                       

Nov 29

Instructor(s): Stephen Moore

This course will provide students with disaster preparedness information to help prepare for disasters ahead of time to save time, money, and potentially lives.

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Beyond the Books: Online Resources Available at CCPL                             

Thursday                                       LS173086           

11:30-12:30                     

Nov 30

Instructor(s): Cindy Arnold

Did you know the Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL) has more than books? Come learn about some of the learning and leisure resources available through the library. Students will receive an overview of Transparent Language, an online tool for learning a new language; Hoopla, an online service with access to music, movies, TV shows, and more; and Lexis Nexis, which provides online access to Consumer Reports in addition to transcripts and articles from many other news outlets, both print and broadcast.

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Home Health and Hospice: Everything You Need to Know!                                     

Wednesday                                   LS173081           

9:00-10:30                       

Dec 6

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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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.