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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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Discover Your Roots: Genealogy 101

Learn how to research your family history using the resources available at The Genealogy Center of the Tulsa City County Library. Using both online and traditional sources, we will cover the basics of how to get started and what to do when you hit a wall. Whether you are a beginner or just need a refresher, join us as we cover the genealogy basics.

Date: Tuesday, February 24
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hardesty Library's Maple Room, 8316 E. 93rd 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, February 24
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.


Puttin' on the Dog: Annual Fundraising Event

Puttin’ on the Dog is LIFE's premier fundraising event offering sponsorships and individual tickets. Over $3,500,000 has been raised over the past eighteen years. All proceeds benefit LIFE Senior Services. The nineteenth annual fundraising event is a gala evening featuring a plated gourmet dinner by Executive Chef Devin Levine, musical entertainment, and silent and live auctions. Individual tickets are $125. Click here for more information.

This year's event chairs are John and Denise Redmond.

Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center, Tulsa
Cost: $125 per ticket, sponsorships available
Reservations: Click here to purchase tickets online, or call Carrie Bowen at (918) 664-9000, ext. 245.


LaFortune Series:The Power of Creativity

Bring a sack lunch, join local artist Lilli Land and embrace your powerful creative spirit. Class participants will learn how to
create art using easy to find supplies, while also learning about the health benefits of expressing your creativity.

Date: Wednesday, March 11
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.


Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

It is normal as we grow older to become forgetful and to compensate by taking copious notes or using memory tricks. This presentation will teach you to differentiate between the brain’s normal changes and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Date: Thursday, March 12
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.


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: Friday, March 20
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.


Social Security 101

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 explain what you can do online and provide information to help you navigate Social Security website tools.

Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 1 - 3 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, March 24
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.


Spring Sky: Planetarium Show

Join LIFE at the Jenks Planetarium for an insightful look at the spring sky. The Spring Sky planetarium show will introduce viewers to Leo the Lion, Corvus the Crow, Ursa the Bear and many more constellations that can be found in the spring sky.

Date: Wednesday, March 25
Time: 1 - 2 p.m.
Location: Jenks Planetarium, 205 E. B St., Jenks
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


Legal Documents & Advanced Planning

Join Catherine Welsh, attorney at law, to learn how to protect your health and property. This program will explain the planning tools that promote a person’s right to make decisions about their healthcare and personal assets. Catherine will delve into advance directives, powers of attorney, wills, trusts and do-not-resuscitate orders. You will also learn about some simple measures that can help avoid probate.

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: LaFortune Recreation Center, 5202 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa
Cost: Free, but reservations requested
Reservations: Click here to register online, or call (918) 664-9000, ext. 224.


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. 


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: 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: 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.


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 North, 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 20
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.

 

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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