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The Fall session of Skillbuilders will begin on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00am with Donna Flory (MSW,retired) leading the discussion. A 10-week series of programs that support, encourage and inform anyone that is going through transitions in their lives due to the death of a loved one, divorce, physical limitations, a move to a new location and other changes. Each presentation addresses daily activities and decisions. Having information that assists in making decisions from these perspectives can help to make the circumstance less challenging.  All presenters are local, which also gives attendees opportunity to be familiar with contacts for future questions.  The programs are informal discussions that encourages questions.

No registration is necessary. Each week is a single program so attendees may attend all or only those topics of interest.

Skillbuilders will meet Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30am at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods, 4730 Brandon Woods Terrace, Lawrence, Kansas 66047.  Series will run from September 12 through November 14, 2017. Parking is adjacent to the Smith Center. 

Transportation is available by contacting the Senior Resource Center of Douglas County. Call 785-727-7876 for more details.

Skillbuiders is presented as a partnership of the Lawrence Public Library, Visiting Nurses Association, Senior Resource Center of Douglas County and Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

For more information about Skillbuilders or any particular program, contact Pattie Johnston, Outreach Services at the library, 785-843-3822 extension 115. 


Fall Schedule

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

Note: this program will be held in the TOWN HALL room of the main Brandon Woods building    1501 Inverness Drive

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 at 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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