Thursday, March 8, 2012

April Happenings...

Lyme Disease Presentation Know someone with Lyme disease? Come and learn more on Wednesday, April 4th @ 10:00 AM with guest speaker, Senior Center volunteer, and Lyme Disease patient Tim Fox.  Topics include; Lyme’s from a patient perspective, problems with initial diagnosing, and time for questions.  Lyme’s is now the #1 vector-borne disease. It is expanding in range and in addition, it is estimated that only 1 in 10 cases are properly diagnosed.  Will also discuss Lyme Disease vs. symptoms of lymphoma, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig, MS, major depression, Crohn’s, heart or kidney, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Epilepsy or Alzheimer’s.  Please sign up by calling 835-5801 by Tuesday, April 3rd.
Organic Gardening for Beginners
This 5 week presentation taught by Gary Kuzynski will be on Thursdays from 1:00—2:30 PM at the Senior Center.  Cost is just $15.00!  Please call Erica at 835-5801 to register; there is a maximum of 15 students for this class.  (Additional times & locations available, call Gary @ 228-4172 for more details)
April 5:    Layout and Planning a Garden
April 12:  Soil Preparation and Composting
April 19:  Fruit & Vegetable Selection/Planting by the Moon Signs
April 26:  Herb Companion Planting (Culinary & Medicinal)
May 3:    Fertilizing & Secondary and Fall Planting
Put a Little Life in Your Obituary
How will you be remembered? Every life story deserves a polished telling, but that seldom happens in the stressful time following a death. With a little help, you can write a lively, accurate picture of your life suitable for publication when the time comes. Make the task enjoyable by working on it in a group.  In this two-session workshop we'll explore the revival of interest in obituaries in America, then write and share obituaries for ourselves or loved ones, minus only the final details of life's end. Let's take time to honor our lives and enjoy the process of recalling them! Wednesday April 11th AND April 18th from 2:30—4:00 PM; Fee: $30. 00  INSTRUCTOR: Sarah White, author, personal historian, and writing coach, has been teaching reminiscence writing workshops since 2004. Sarah provides writing services for individuals, families, businesses, and communities from her home base in Madison.  Call Erica at 835-5801 to sign up by April 1st.
Stamping/Card Making Workshop
On Wednesday, April 11th from 9:00—11:00 AM you can create six handmade greeting cards to send to friends and loved ones.  Instructor Katie Johnson will come with three different card samples and you will make two of each design.  All materials will be provided including envelopes and adhesive.  Everyone is invited—there is no experience necessary.  This class is great for unleashing your creativity, learning a new skill, meeting new people, and socializing while you create!  You must pre-register for this workshop by Monday, April 9th by calling Erica at 835-5801.  Cost for the workshop is $10.00 per person (that’s only about $1.65 per card!). 
End of Life Transitions and Funeral Planning
Join us on Thursday, April 12th at 1:00PM  for an informational program on how we can prepare for the changes that may face us as we near the end of our lives, as well as information about funeral trust funds, prepaid funerals, how the costs of funerals are broken down, and MA requirements.  Our panel will include a representative from Gunderson Funeral Home, as well as Joanne Gladden, a retired geriatric nurse practitioner who has spoken widely on the topic of Transitions and the Older Adult.  Please sign up for this program by Weds., April 11th by calling 835-5801.