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Skillbuilders

Skillbuilders resumes on Thursday, March 13th at 10:00 at a new location! Due to the renovations at the Library, the programs will be presented at Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St.Andrews Drive. Skillbuilders is a 10-week series of programs for anyone experiencing significant life changes. Those who have lost a loved one by death or who are making adjustments to illness or who are adapting to being a single person, often find that grief is not the only thing that must be faced. Common daily occurrences take on a different meaning and cause unexpected anxiety. Why is it so hard to make decisions that seemed easy before the changes?

In Skillbuilders, those adapting to major changes in their life will find information that will assist in making decisions concerning legal and financial issues as well as personal activities such as adapting to special occasions and other emotional concerns. Practical information on car care, personal and home security and home maintenance is also provided. There will be cooking-for-one  plus a program on how to comfortably talk with health care professionals.  Changes that can make your home safer and how to look at other housing options is also one of the presentations. Learn how exercise can help in reducing stress. The programs are led by local professionals but it is the discussion of the participants that also provides confidence to each other.

Attend all of the programs or only those topics that are of interest. No registration is required and all programs are free.

Transportation is available by calling the Douglas County Senior Services, 785-865-6925.

Skillbuilders meets 10:00-11:45am each Thursday from March 7th through May 16th in the lower level of Drury Place at Alvamar, 1510 St.Andrews Drive.

For more information about this series or any specific program, contact Pattie Johnston at the Library, 843-3833 extension 115.

Skillbuilders is sponsored by Outreach Services of the Library, Douglas County Senior Services, and Visiting Nurses.

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