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Popular Tuesday Senior Series Returns

Skillbuilders is a 10-week series featuring programs that support, encourage, and inform anyone experiencing a major life transition: the death of a loved one, divorce, adjusting to physical limitations, moving to a new location, etc.

Come to one or attend them all—it’s up to you!

The series kicks off with Donna Flory (MSW, retired) and will meet every Tuesday from Sep 12–Nov 14 at 10 AM at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods. Each discussion is led by a member of our community. By keeping things local, we hope this level of familiarity will encourage attendees to reach out after the program with follow-up questions as needed. The programs are informal discussions that encourage participation. No registration necessary.

Transportation is available by contacting the Senior Resource Center of Douglas County at 785-727-7876. Skillbuilders is presented as a partnership of the Lawrence Public Library, Visiting Nurses Association, Senior Resource Center of Douglas County, and Brandon Woods at Alvamar.


WHEN: Tuesdays | Sep 12–Nov 14 | 10 AM
WHERE: Smith Center at Brandon Woods
ADDRESS: 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace, Lawrence, KS
QUESTIONS? Call Pattie at 785-843-3822 x 115
TIP: Parking is adjacent to the Smith Center

September 12
Adjusting to Change #1: Introduction to Skillbuilders
Donna Flory, Paul Reed (VNA), Jan Maddox (BW) and Pattie Johnston (LPL)

September 19
Managing Family Relationships Through Change & Loss
Christina Jordan, VNA-MSW; Brittany Lucas, VNA-MSW

September 26
Car Care
Richard Haig, Westside 66 & Car Wash

October 3
Managing Your Money & Financial Matters
Barbara Braa CTFA, VP Trust Officer Central Bank of the Midwest

October 10
Home Comfort: Maintenance, Efficiency and Assistance
Tony Hoch, City of Lawrence; Jerry Guffey, Senior Resource Center of Douglas County; Bruce Peterson, ECKAN

October 17
Feeling Fit–Exercise & You
Charlotte Robinson, PT, Brandon Woods

October 24
How to Have a Successful Medical Visit
Tom Pfeiler, MSW, Brandon Woods

October 31
Estate & Legal Matters
Webster Golden, Attorney, Stevens & Brand LLC

November 7
Cooking for One
Susan Johnson, Douglas County Extension Office
This session will meet at the Deal Six Auditorium in the Extension Office at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044

November 14
Adjusting to Change #2: Closing
Donna Flory, MSW (retired); Paul Reed, VNA; Jan Maddox, Brandon Woods; Pattie Johnston, LPL

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