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.
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