Events & Seminars
From senior seminars and caregiver workshops to concerts and fundraising events, there's always something happening at LIFE Senior Services.
Basics of Medicare
If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. The seminar is presented by the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE Senior Services and will cover the basics of Medicare, explain what you need to know about Medicare’s different parts and give you the information you need to make an informed decision about your coverage options. Free. Reservations requested.
This seminar is intended for Medicare beneficiaries and 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.
Dates: Wednesdays: Jun. 19, Jul. 24, Aug. 21, Sept. 18
Social Security Online Resources
Whether you want to apply for Social Security benefits, estimate your future benefits or apply for Medicare, there are online resources available to help you. A representative from the Social Security Administration will be here to explain what you can do on-line and will provide information to help you navigate the Social Security website tools. Free. Reservations requested.
Dates: Wednesday, June 19
CANCELED - Contact Mickey for Rescheduling
Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) Understand some of the cognitive challenges experienced by persons with dementia. 2) Develop a sense of empathy and compassion for persons with dementia. 3) Will utilize enhanced awareness and practices for better care of persons with dementia.
Dates: Canceled - Contact Mickey for Rescheduling
Kick Up Your Heels at the 11th Annual
Booker Gillespie’s concert June 24th will highlight his love of soulful and theatrical musical selections. Amy Cottingham began playing the piano and violin at age three. She sings, composes, arranges, transcribes, teaches and performs Classical and Jazz.
Dates: Monday, June 24
Communication StrategiesIs something lost in translation when communicating with your loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia? Presented by the Alzheimer's Association, the presentation will address effective communication strategies and how they are different when trying to communicate with someone who has dementia.
Dates: Tuesday, June 25
FOOD FOR LIFE
Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. (flyer available)
LIFE's Senior Living Fair
Our latest issue of LIFE's Vintage Guide to Housing & Services will be hot off the presses. Service providers will also provide booths and information to answer your questions about resources for seniors and caregivers. We'll see you there! (flyer)
Dates: Saturday, July 13
Learn the vocabulary of the care world, information you need to make good decisions, an overview of community resources, living options and legal documents. Most importantly learn about strategies for support, asking for and accepting help as well as maintaining your own health.
Dates: Wednesday, July 17
On July 22nd Rick Bentley on guitar, Terry Bentley on upright bass and drummer David Blue will treat the audience with American Musical Standards as the primary concert focus but the trio enjoys throwing in some variety to spice up the mix.
Dates: Monday, July 22
Savvy Caregiver: Six-Part Series
Caring for someone with dementia can be overwhelming. But there are information and strategies that can help you approach caregiving in a new way. Savvy Caregiver, presented with the Alzheimer’s Association, is a program designed to offer professional level strategies for the family caregiver. You will gain knowledge of how dementia affects thinking skills,
Dates: Tuesdays: Aug. 6 - Sept. 10
TRIAD Community Watch Program
Remember the “good ole days” when people looked out for each other and helped keep their communities and the people in them safe? Join the TRIAD Community Watch to learn to recognize the signs that an older adult may need help. You will also learn who to call with your concerns and how they can help. You can make a difference and bring the “good ole days” back to your neighborhood.
Dates: Wednesday, August 7
On August 19th, Steve Ham & Jambalaya Jass Band will bring the excitement of New Orleans to Tulsa with a repertoire of beautiful ballads such as “What a Wonderful World” to hard-driving songs such as “Sweet Georgia Brown”, sprinkled with old spiritual crowd pleasers like “A Closer Walk” and “Down by the Riverside”.
Dates: Monday, August 19
Community Information & Assistance Training (CIAT)
There remaining workshops in this series are:
Is something lost in translation when communicating with your loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia? This presentation by Mary Hardy, Behavioral Health Consultant at LIFE Senior Services, addresses effective communication strategies and how they are different when trying to communicate with someone who has dementia.
Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 24
Compassion Fatigue for Family Caregivers:
The stress, exhaustion and guilt associated with caregiving can sometimes define our relationships with loved-ones. In order to prevent this from happening, caregivers can learn effective tools for prevention of compassion fatigue and burnout and real strategies for taking care of their “self” while caring for the person they love.
Dates: Tuesdays: Oct. 15 & 22
Holiday Blues: Could This Be Grief?Many of us feel blue during the holidays. Did you know this could be a sign of grief? This presentation addresses the topic of grief, loss and bereavement for the older adult, including grieving because things are different than we expected as well as why this time of year can be difficult if we have lost people we love to death or even dementia. You will learn the symptoms of grief and grieving, including signals that you may need professional help.
Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 6
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