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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. 


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.


Musical Mondays: Mike Bennett Orchestra

Musical Mondays, a concert series designed especially for Tulsa-area seniors, is returning for its 14th season, with five Monday evening concerts set for April through August. Presented by LIFE Senior Services, the series features some of Tulsa’s most talented and respected musicians, including Mike Bennett Orchestra, The Begonias, Cindy Cain, Lawana and Douglas Newell, and Klezmer Band.

Generously sponsored by Senior Star at Woodland Terrace and Burgundy Place.

Date: Monday, April 27
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Cascia Hall PAC, 26th S. Utica, Tulsa
Cost: $8 per person
Reservations: Click here to purchase tickets online, or call Carrie Bowen (918) 664-9000, ext. 245.


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.


LaFortune Series: Zumba Gold Basics

Have you wanted to try Zumba Gold, but felt self-conscious about starting? Put those worries aside! Certified Zumba Gold instructor, Brittany Sober, will walk you through the standard movements of a Zumba Gold class. You will feel empowered for your first Zumba Gold experience! You will also receive a list of classes in the Tulsa area. Bring a sack lunch.

Date: Wednesday, May 13
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. 


Your Guide to a Healthy Brain

Learn fun ways to keep and increase brain power. You will learn the importance of friends, good food and the benefits of a little exercise. You will get helpful tips and tools to keep your brain – and body – active.

Date: Thursday, May 14
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 Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224. 


Musical Mondays: The Begonias

Musical Mondays, a concert series designed especially for Tulsa-area seniors, is returning for its 14th season, with five Monday evening concerts set for April through August. Presented by LIFE Senior Services, the series features some of Tulsa’s most talented and respected musicians, including Mike Bennett Orchestra, The Begonias, Cindy Cain, Lawana and Douglas Newell, and Klezmer Band.

Generously sponsored by Legend Senior Living.

Date: Monday, May 18
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Cascia Hall PAC, 26th S. Utica, Tulsa
Cost: $8 per person
Reservations: Click here to purchase tickets online, or call Carrie Bowen (918) 664-9000, ext. 245.


Communication Strategies

Are things being lost in translation when communicating with your loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia? You will learn effective communication strategies and how they are different when trying to communicate with someone who has dementia.

Date: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.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.


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, May 26
Time: 1 -2 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Broken Arrow, 3106 S. Juniper Ave., Broken Arrow
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Relocation Stress Syndrome

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, June 1
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.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.


LaFortune Series: The Power of Creativity

Learn about the social and personal benefits of creativity while creating a piece of art. Local artist Lilli Land will demonstrate, encourage and direct participants through a creative project to take home. Bring a sack lunch.

Date: Wednesday, June 10
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. 


CIAT: Government Agencies & Assistance

CIAT offers in-depth and up-to-date information to health, behavioral health and social service professionals who serve older adults. Topics are presented in three one-day blocks: Government Agencies & Assistance, Home & Community Based Services, and Alzheimer’s Communication Strategies & Ethics. Blocks are arranged so the information builds throughout the year. You are welcome to attend all of the days for 16.5 hours of CEs, or you can choose the topics that work best for you and attend a la carte.The three-part series is priced at $159 while each individual day is priced separately at $69. Early bird pricing of $129 (paid before June 1) is for three-workshop package. Reservations required.

Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Montereau, 6800 S. Granite Ave., Tulsa
Cost: $159 (or $129 before June 1) for all three; $69 per class
Reservations: Click here to register online, or 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, 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.


Musical Mondays: Cindy Cain

Musical Mondays, a concert series designed especially for Tulsa-area seniors, is returning for its 14th season, with five Monday evening concerts set for April through August. Presented by LIFE Senior Services, the series features some of Tulsa’s most talented and respected musicians, including Mike Bennett Orchestra, The Begonias, Cindy Cain, Lawana and Douglas Newell, and Klezmer Band.

Generously sponsored by Oklahoma Methodist Manor.

Date: Monday, June 22
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Cascia Hall PAC, 26th S. Utica, Tulsa
Cost: $8 per person
Reservations: Click here to purchase tickets online, or call Carrie Bowen (918) 664-9000, ext. 245.


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, June 23
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.


LaFortune Series: Laughter Yoga

Looking for a way to relieve stress and have fun? Laughter yoga helps strengthen your immune system, oxygenates your brain, makes you feel energetic and its an easy exercise for health and fun! No equipment needed. Bring a sack lunch.

Date: Wednesday, July 8
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. 


Compassion Fatigue for the Family Caregiver: Managing Caregiver Stress

Caregiving for someone who has severe injuries, dementia or other medical problems can be very stressful. Learning ways to manage the stress and emotional demands can protect your health and help you be a better caregiver.

Date: Tuesday, July 14
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.


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, July 15
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.


Savvy Caregiver: Six-Week Series

This program consists of six two-hour sessions and is designed to train family caregivers in the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to handle the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease and to be an effective caregiver. Those completing the course will increase skills and knowledge for caregiving, understand dementia and its progressive cognitive losses, gain confidence to set and alter caregiver goals, learn effective ways to increase family involvement, and reduce adverse impacts of
caregiving.

Date: Thursdays, July 16, 23, 30 & August 6, 13, 20
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services Broken Arrow, 3106 S. Juniper Ave., Broken Arrow
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Musical Mondays: Lawana and Douglas Newell

Musical Mondays, a concert series designed especially for Tulsa-area seniors, is returning for its 14th season, with five Monday evening concerts set for April through August. Presented by LIFE Senior Services, the series features some of Tulsa’s most talented and respected musicians, including Mike Bennett Orchestra, The Begonias, Cindy Cain, Lawana and Douglas Newell, and Klezmer Band.

Generously sponsored by Community Care Senior Health Plan.

Date: Monday, July 20
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Cascia Hall PAC, 26th S. Utica, Tulsa
Cost: $8 per person
Reservations: Click here to purchase tickets online, or call Carrie Bowen (918) 664-9000, ext. 245.


E-Book Clinic with Tulsa City-County Library

Bring your library card and your eReader, tablet or smartphone, and learn how to check out and download free eBooks from the library’s collection. If your device must be connected to a computer to transfer eBooks, and you have a laptop, bring that, too.We will walk you through the setup, checkout and downloading of an eBook from one of library’s online services. We will also share information about the many other downloadable and streaming services available from the library.

Date: Thursday, July 21
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 Mickey Hinds (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, July 28
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services North, 902 E. Pine St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


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 150); 700 N. Greenwood Ave., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call Mickey Hinds (918) 664-9000, ext. 224. 


LaFortune Series: Find Your Volunteer Personality

Thinking about volunteering but not sure how, where or what you should do? Join Julie Ryker, LIFE's Volunteer Coordinator, and learn about volunteer opportunities in the community, health benefits of volunteering, as well as tools to identify strengths and passions. Bring a sack lunch.

Date: Wednesday, August 5
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.


Musical Mondays: Klezmer Band

Musical Mondays, a concert series designed especially for Tulsa-area seniors, is returning for its 14th season, with five Monday evening concerts set for April through August. Presented by LIFE Senior Services, the series features some of Tulsa’s most talented and respected musicians, including Mike Bennett Orchestra, The Begonias, Cindy Cain, Lawana and Douglas Newell, and Klezmer Band.

Generously sponsored by Montereau Senior Living.

Date: Monday, August 17
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.
Location: Cascia Hall PAC, 26th S. Utica, Tulsa
Cost: $8 per person
Reservations: Click here to purchase tickets online, or call Carrie Bowen (918) 664-9000, ext. 245.


Communication Strategies

Are things being lost in translation when communicating with your loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia? You will learn effective communication strategies and how they are different when trying to communicate with someone who has dementia.

Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: LIFE Senior Services North, 902 E. Pine St., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or 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, August 19
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.


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, August 25
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.


CIAT: Home & Community Based Services

CIAT offers in-depth and up-to-date information to health, behavioral health and social service professionals who serve older adults. Topics are presented in three one-day blocks: Government Agencies & Assistance, Home & Community Based Services, and Alzheimer’s Communication Strategies & Ethics. Blocks are arranged so the information builds throughout the year. You are welcome to attend all of the days for 16.5 hours of CEs, or you can choose the topics that work best for you and attend a la carte.The three-part series is priced at $159 while each individual day is priced separately at $69. Early bird pricing of $129 (paid before June 1) is for three-workshop package. Reservations required.

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Montereau, 6800 S. Granite Ave., Tulsa
Cost:$159 (or $129 before June 1) for all three; $69 per class
Reservations: Click here to register online, or 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, September 23
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.


CIAT: Alzheimer's Communication Strategies & Ethics

CIAT offers in-depth and up-to-date information to health, behavioral health and social service professionals who serve older adults. Topics are presented in three one-day blocks: Government Agencies & Assistance, Home & Community Based Services, and Alzheimer’s Communication Strategies & Ethics. Blocks are arranged so the information builds throughout the year. You are welcome to attend all of the days for 16.5 hours of CEs, or you can choose the topics that work best for you and attend a la carte.The three-part series is priced at $159 while each individual day is priced separately at $69. Early bird pricing of $129 (paid before June 1) is for three-workshop package. Reservations required.

Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Montereau, 6800 S. Granite Ave., Tulsa
Cost:$159 (or $129 before June 1) for all three; $69 per class
Reservations: Click here to register online, or 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, December 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.

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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