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Events & Seminars

From senior seminars and caregiver workshops to concerts and fundraising events, there's always something happening at LIFE Senior Services.

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LaFortune Series: At the Crossroads: Dementia & Driving
(three-part series)

Are you caring for someone with dementia and concerned about their driving abilities? This three-part program, developed by MIT AgeLab and the Hartford Financial Group, will help inform and empower your decisions. The program will cover driving assessment and ability, provide tools and tips on building family cooperation and communication, and offer helpful resources and options. Bring a sack lunch.

Date: Wednesdays, April 8, 15 and 22
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: LaFortune Recreation Center, 5202 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224. 


An Evening with Will Shortz and Crossword Puzzle Fun

Tulsa Town Hall, LIFE Senior Services and Circle Cinema are proud to host a public reception, crossword puzzle contest, as well as a special screening of Wordplay, an in-depth documentary about Shortz and his loyal fan base.

If you're interested in being one of the 50 contestants in the crossword puzzle contest, call Tulsa Town Hall at (918) 749-5965 or email kathy@tulsatownhall.com.

Date: Wednesday, April 8
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Ave., Tulsa
Cost: $10 per person
Reservations: Purchase tickets on Circle Cinema's website.


Am I Depressed or is it Just the Blues?

How do you know if you or someone you love is experiencing a form of depression? Join Mary Hardy, LPC and Behavioral Health Consultant for LIFE Senior Services, to learn the difference between depression and “the blues.” You will learn how older adults may experience depression and what to do if you or a loved one is suffering from depression.

Date: Thursday, April 9
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Location: Montereau's Coterie Theatre, 6800 S. Granite Ave., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Certified Laughter Yoga: Two Day Leader Training

Laughter yoga is a progressive approach to both physical and mental health. This fun,interesting and research-based training taught by Ellen Mercer, certifies participants as Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders, enabling them to lead Laughter Yoga groups in multiple settings. Laughter as exercise can happen anywhere with anyone. The body and brain benefit from all laughter whether it is based on humor or simulated. Download the informational flyer here.

Date: Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Saint Simeon's Senior Community, 3701 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tulsa
Cost: Early bird: $159 (ends March 24) Regular: $295
Reservations: Registration is closed.


Basics of Medicare

If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. The seminar will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make an informed decision about your coverage options.

This seminar is intended for Medicare beneficiaries. Closed to licensed life, accident and health insurance agents; insurance company personnel; and anyone affiliated with a health maintenance organization or other conflicts of interest.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Central, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 250.


LIFE at the Circle: Showing of American Graffiti

Join LIFE Senior Services and Circle Cinema for a mid-day screening of the classic car flick American Graffiti.

Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 1 p.m. (doors open at noon)
Location: Circle Cinema, 12 S. Lewis. Ave., Tulsa
Cost: $7.50 per person (special rate of $6.50 for LIFE Senior Center members)
Reservations: Tickets purchased at the door. Call (918) 664-9000 to reserve your spot.


Relocation Stress Syndrome for Family Caregivers

Moving, and the stress associated with it, can cause anxiety, increased falls and depression, especially for persons with dementia and other chronic conditions. Knowing how to prepare for a move, identify relocation stress syndrome symptoms and mitigate those symptoms can help your loved one stay healthy and active.

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Central, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Caregiving 101

Are you a new caregiver or are you seasoned but looking for some tips to help make it easier? This program offers a road map to success. Learn the vocabulary of the care world, information needed to make good decisions, an overview of community resources, living options and legal documents. Most importantly learn about strategies for support, asking for & accepting help and maintaining your own health.

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Central, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


CarFit: Event Coordinator and Technician Training

This free two-day training and event participation will certify attendees as CarFit Event Coordinators. Coordinators are able to host their own events at senior centers, senior living communities, community health events and more. Large or small, any CarFit event will increase the safety of the seniors we serve. Continuing education credit of 16 hours will be offered for CLEET. CEs have been applied for 12 hours for OT.

Date: Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Thurs.) and 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Fri.)
Location: AAA Office, 3746 S. Elm Pl., Tulsa
Cost: Free
Questions: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Seniors: Bring Your Car to CarFit

Aging effects vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and more. These changes can also impact driving. There are simple adjustments drivers can make to find the best person-to-vehicle fit. Adjustments will help drivers to benefit from their vehicle’s safety features and allow them to feel more comfortable and in control behind the wheel. In 20 minutes, trained volunteers and occupational therapists will go through a 12-point checklist to make sure your car is adjusted to best fit your needs.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (come anytime)
Location: AAA Office, 3746 S. Elm Pl., Tulsa
Cost: Free
Questions: Call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224


Basics of Medicare

If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. The seminar will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make an informed decision about your coverage options.

This seminar is intended for Medicare beneficiaries. Closed to licensed life, accident and health insurance agents; insurance company personnel; and anyone affiliated with a health maintenance organization or other conflicts of interest.

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Central, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 250.


Basics of Medicare

If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. The seminar will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make an informed decision about your coverage options.

This seminar is intended for Medicare beneficiaries. Closed to licensed life, accident and health insurance agents; insurance company personnel; and anyone affiliated with a health maintenance organization or other conflicts of interest.

Date: Wednesday, June 17
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Central, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 250.


Music Therapy for Behavioral & Neurological Issues

Music has been a therapeutic tool for centuries; and music therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social needs of individuals of all ages. Learn how music therapy can enhance the lives of the people you serve. Dr. Hayoung A. Lim, Director of Music Therapy at Oral Roberts University will explain the benefits of music therapy and demonstrate many of the interventions used during therapy sessions.

Date: Thursday, July 30
Time: Registration at 8 a.m.; presentation at 8:15 a.m.
Location: OSU Tulsa, North Hall (room TBD); 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Call Mickey Hinds at (918) 664-9000, ext. 224. Online registration coming soon!

 

To request a LIFE speaker:
If you would like to schedule a speaker from LIFE Senior Services for an in-service training or a group presentation, please contact
Carol Carter at
(918) 664-9000.

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