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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Life Services - Fall 2019

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                   

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Successful Yard Sales: Old School Style                                 

Tuesday                                              LS193139             

1:30-3:00                             

Sept 3

Instructor(s): Deborah Alsko

Join the Backpack Storyteller, Deborah Alsko, as she shares tips and humorous stories about her experiences organizing and hosting yard sales.

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Workshop for LLI Instructors                                     

Wednesday                                      LS193077             

1:00-3:00                             

Sept 4

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston and Rachel Ramirez

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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Increasing Your Willpower and Self-Control                                       

Wednesday                                      LS193084             

9:00-11:00                          

Sept 11

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

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

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Clutter Clearing Tips: Move That Mountain                                        

Wednesday                                      LS193118             

10:00-12:00                        

Sept 11

Instructor(s): Debbie Bowie

Clearing clutter is a process, not an event. Many people have difficulty getting started, staying engaged in the process, and completing clutter clearing projects. In this course students will learn what makes clutter clearing so difficult and what to do to address common clutter clearing challenges to get clutter clearing done.

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End of Life Services: Not Your Grandparent's Funeral!                                   

Wednesday                                      LS193132             

1:30-3:30                             

Sept 11

Instructor(s): Susan Campbell

The world is changing all the time including funeral and memorial services. Learn about and discuss the interesting and innovative changes including the new approaches to end-of-life decisions like space burials, cremation jewelry and green cemeteries. Enjoy conversation and questions about one of society's most taboo subjects.

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The 4-1-1 on 2-1-1 VIRGINIA                                      

Friday                                  LS193109             

10:30-11:30                        

Sept 20

Instructor(s): Altise M. Street

Would you like to know what 2-1-1 VIRGINIA does? Have you ever needed assistance but didn’t know where to call? If so, this course is for you!  Students will learn about the services of 2-1-1 VIRGINIA and find out how they assist our community.

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Becoming an Optimist                                  

Wednesday                                      LS193085             

9:00-11:00                          

Sept 25

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will help students discover the difference between an “optimist” and a “pessimist”, the advantages of optimism and effective strategies for becoming one.

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Active Shooter Preparedness                                    

Tuesday                                              LS193141             

1:30-3:00                             

Oct 1

Instructor(s): Corporal Craig Eckrich

This course will provide information on tactics to survive an active shooter event, what to expect upon police arrival and immediate after-event actions that take place.

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The Art of Assertiveness: Being Heard and Defending Your Boundaries                                 

Wednesday                                      LS193090             

9:00-11:00                          

Oct 2, 9

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide students with an overview of the art of assertiveness as well as an opportunity to learn how to effectively apply it. Students will learn how to defend their boundaries and be heard followed by an opportunity to practice and apply the new skills in person.

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Be the Good Neighbor: How to Jump Start Your Neighborhood                                

Wednesday                                      LS193123             

1:30-2:30                             

Oct 2

Instructor(s): Pamela Y. Cooper

In this course, students will learn the importance of keeping their community clean and beautiful. Working together to enhance the beauty of our neighborhoods is easy. This course offers revitalization tips, clean-up programs, tips for curb appeal, code awareness, ways to be a good neighbor, and how to celebrate our success.

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The Joy of Junk: What's Old Is New or Is It Clutter?                                         

Wednesday                                      LS193140             

12:00-1:30                          

Oct 9

Instructor(s): Martha Steger

Thrift shops across the U. S. claim to have seen a huge jump in donations since Condo's book and Netflix series on tidying up by getting rid of anything that doesn't “spark joy.” On the other hand, a new book, "The Joy of Junk," by Virginia author (and NYC executive to Ralph Lauren), Mary Randolph Carter, suggests that the “stuff” we might acquire at flea markets, auctions, or through inheritance might spark joy. Having recently interviewed Carter for an article in "Virginia Living" magazine, the instructor will outline Carter’s concepts, pass around copies of a couple of her books and, most importantly, invite students to bring photos or explain how they've incorporated "the old" into their interiors to create something new. This is a sharing class in which everyone can learn from everyone else.

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Thirteen Life-Changing Habits: The Baker's Dozen                                           

Wednesday                                      LS193091             

9:00-11:00                          

Oct 16

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide students with an overview of 13 life-changing habits that anybody can develop in order to increase their peace of mind and life satisfaction.

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Negative Reinforcement and the Psychology of Fear                                      

Tuesday                                              LS193131             

9:30-10:30                          

Oct 22

Instructor(s): Robert Wadsworth

Negative Reinforcement is a frequently misused term and misunderstood concept. Correctly defined, though, negative reinforcement often plays an insidious but pivotal role in our behavior. In this Psychology class, students will be given an overview of the four basic types of operant learning (of which negative reinforcement is one), and will recognize the way in which negative reinforcement is often a factor driving fear, avoidance and addiction. Ways of reversing the effects of negative reinforcement will be discussed.

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Discovering Your Life's Purpose: Lessons from the Second Mountain                                     

Wednesday                                      LS193094             

9:00-11:00                          

Oct 23, 30

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide an overview of David Brook's current best-seller and help students discover their life's purpose and gifts as a part of their life's second mountain.

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Senior Living Community Options: Be Proactive Not Reactive!                                  

Monday                                              LS193097             

9:30-11:00                          

Oct 28

Instructor(s): Marc Friedlander, MBA CSA

Roughly 44 million Americans (one out of six) provide unpaid informal care each year to the older U.S. population. Using a proactive approach, this course will discuss the many benefits an Assisted Living Community can provide, how an 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. Students will learn the differences between an Assisted Living Community and a Skilled Nursing Facility. There will be time for a Q & A session at the end.

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Winning the War Against Paper                               

Tuesday                                              LS193105             

9:30-11:30                          

Oct 29

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 course, students 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 as well as habits that will make it possible to prevent future paper clutter nightmares will also be discussed.

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Chesterfield County Public Library Language Learning                                   

Wednesday                                      LS193086             

9:30-10:30                          

Oct 30

Instructor(s): Cindy Arnold

Learning a new language? Want to practice your language skills? Preparing to travel abroad? This course will present how to use the online tools that Chesterfield County Public Library has to help you learn a language at any skill level and at your own pace.

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Home Health and Hospice: Everything You Need to Know!                                          

Wednesday                                      LS193081             

1:00-2:30                             

Oct 30

Instructor(s): Kristen Kern

This interactive and easy to understand course will discuss everything one needs 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 is it set up? What should be considered when choosing a provider? Are there resources available to help in the search? These questions and more will be answered.

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Enhancing Your Resiliency                                         

Wednesday                                      LS193095             

9:00-11:00                          

Nov 6

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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Keys to Resolving Conflict                                          

Wednesday                                      LS193098             

9:00-11:00                          

Nov 13

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

Resolving conflict in a positive manner is a skill than can be developed and practiced. Being heard can be one of the most important goals of someone engaged in conflict but knowing how to listen and deploy appropriate communication tactics will determine whether a conflict will have a positive or negative resolution. This course will provide students with practical strategies for resolving conflict.

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CIS of Chesterfield: Bringing Community into Schools                                    

Wednesday                                      LS193106             

9:30-10:30                          

Nov 13

Instructor(s): Ashley Hall

Are you interested in making a 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 of Chesterfield. There are many opportunities for people to invest in strengthening our community. Join us for a discussion that will focus on how you can connect your passion and skill set to support students.

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De-clutter, Downsize and Dispose of the Stuff                                   

Wednesday                                      LS193036             

11:30-1:30                          

Nov 13

Instructor(s): Susan Campbell

Do you have a lot of stuff? Perhaps you plan on moving in the future or perhaps you just want to get rid of some of it. In this course, students will learn tips, suggestions, and planning for downsizing their lives. Simple ways to sort through the clutter, decide what to keep, plan for the next step, and dispose of what you don't want will also be presented.

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VirginiaNavigator: A Family of Websites                                              

Thursday                                            LS193069             

2:30-3:30                             

Nov 14

Instructor(s): Bonnie Scimone

Finding local support services for seniors and caregivers is as simple as a click of a mouse! Bonnie Scimone, Community Outreach Specialist at VirginiaNavigator, will share information and demonstrate how to use SeniorNavigator, an online directory that lists 26,000+ resources that help older adults remain independent and supports family caregivers. Learn how to find information about health and aging issues, financial concerns, legal questions, caregiver support, housing and assisted living communities, and much more. Additionally, students will learn specific information on four key topics: fall prevention, chronic pain management, Medicare annual wellness visit and caregiver health.

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Personality Traits: What Makes Up My Personality?                                      

Tuesday                                              LS193142             

10:30-12:00                        

Nov 19

Instructor(s): Robert Wadsworth

Numerous theories of human personality have been proposed over the past century, and many of them have been mystifying in their abstraction and complexity. Fortunately, perhaps the most accessible and practical personality theory is also the best-researched: the Five-Factor Theory. Students will learn the five broad personality traits, how they were identified, the facets which comprise them, and characteristics of individuals scoring high and low on each trait. This is not a self-help class, but rather a general introduction to a way of thinking about one's personality. There is, however, a free, open-source, reliable and valid online personality inventory based on the Five-Factor model that interested students can use.

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Overcoming Loneliness and Increasing Joy                                          

Wednesday                                      LS193099             

9:00-11:00                          

Dec 4

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide students with a variety of practical ideas, suggestions and techniques for overcoming loneliness and adversity while simultaneously increasing joy!

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Your Grandchild's Potential                                       

Wednesday                                      LS193101             

9:00-11:00                          

Dec 18

Instructor(s): Dr. Michael J. Wriston

This course will provide students with practical strategies for enhancing their positive impact on their grandchildren's lives.

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Emergency Preparedness and EMS Passport                                      

Wednesday                                      LS193050             

1:00-2:30                             

Dec 18

Instructor(s): Jessica Robison and Millie Bishop

Students will learn how to prepare for emergencies and disasters by understanding the hazards that can affect Chesterfield County, what supplies are needed to sustain themselves for at least 72 hours following a disaster, how to communicate with others and how to stay connected to information relevant to the incident. This course will also present information about the Chesterfield County office of Emergency Management, the Chesterfield County CERT program, Yellow Dot program and File for Life.

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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.