Dateline January - March 2019 - Page 8

To your health and retirement Transitioning to Retirement: Joy, Purpose and Meaning The Day After Retirement— Living a Purposeful Life Retirement is one of life’s biggest transitions. It can bring freedom, lexibility and often an entirely new state of mind. But be aware, it can initially be an abrupt social, emotional and intellectual change. Discuss the myths and realities that surround retirement. How to ind purpose, how to stay socially connected, and how to reinvent yourself and discover what you can become. You will receive handouts and a list of resources to help you transition into a life illed with joy and purpose. Bob Koehler Date: Sat, Feb 2 Time: 9:00–11:00 am Cost: $10 Class #: AEPG3A Location: Skyview, 202 What will your life look like once you don’t answer the call of the alarm clock? What can you do to plan for a positive transition into retirement? Having a sense of purpose is an important key to satisfaction. Change is inevitable. How to embrace the changes and grow is the focus of this class. It will help you explore a variety of ways to identify what is signi icant to you, and then establish a purpose- illed life in retirement. Mary O’Brien Date: Tue, Feb 19 Time: 6:00–8:00 pm Cost: $15 Class #: AEPG6 Location: Gladstone, 108 Staying Connected Your job offered social relationships just because you showed up. Research says that good relationships are critical to healthy aging. How do you rebuild relationships that may not have been given much attention while you were working? Where do you look to develop new relationships and social communities? This class will discuss a variety of ways that retirees can stay socially connected, including seeking volunteer opportunities. Mary O’Brien Date: Tue, Feb 26 Time: 3:00–5:00 pm Cost: $15 Class #: AEPG7 Location: Gladstone, 105 Imagine living with a condition that is mostly misunderstood and highly stigmatized. Gain an overview of dementia and discuss how you can help your loved one, or yourself to be happier and more content while living with dementia. Bob Reynnells Date: Wed, Feb 13 Time: 1:00–2:00 pm Cost: FREE, please pre-register Class #: AEW9 Location: Gladstone, 105 “Say Nothing” Do you ind yourself in conversations with adult children, loved ones, or friends where you struggle to listen with the intent to understand rather than with the intent to respond? You saying nothing—even if, you have a lot to say—because that is the best approach or the path of least resistance. However, these conversations can churn up your emotions. Explore the dif iculty and bene its of saying nothing, followed by stress management techniques that will help you deal with the emotional response of silence. Mary O‘Brien Date: Tue, Feb 26 Time: 6:00–8:00 pm Cost: $15 Class #: AEPG8 Loca on: Gladstone, 105 Remember—Safety First Learn how to avoid, reduce or manage risks to your personal safety. Discover how to make your house less of a target for a burglary and bring along questions you may have. Sponsored by CLASS (Consortium of Lake Area Senior Services) presented by Washington County Sheriff’s Ofϔice Date: Fri, Mar 8 Time: 10:00 am–12:00 pm Cost: FREE, please pre-register Class #: AEW12 Location: Mahtomedi District Education Center, large conference room 8 See the Whole Person Creating Better Days for People with Dementia Caring for someone with dementia can be full of challenges. Their days can be illed with anxiety caused by confusion about their whereabouts or time, etc. Discuss ive methods you can immediately employ to help create better days for those in your life with dementia: focus on feelings, mind your emotional display, respect personal preferences, person-centered care, and communication. Bob Reynnells Date: Wed, Mar 13 Time: 1:00–2:00 pm Cost: FREE, please pre-register Class #: AEW10 Location: Gladstone, 105 Gladstone 55+ Center • 1945 Manton St, Maplewood, 55109 • www.isd622.org/seniors • 651-748-7250