September:  Dealing Creatively with Conflict

Conflict is as common as rain and arises wherever people come in contact and have competing needs. Conflict is not always bad and may be needed to keep organizations growing and to provide personal growth opportunities. Successful conflict resolution relies on understanding how to utilize correct conflict response for each circumstance and remove barriers to effectives. This program will develop an understanding of effective conflict responses for different situations. 

October:  Personal Safety

Personal Safety - As you age, there could be hazards in your home. Come and learn about hazards in and around the home, talk about ways in which your home can be safer, and resources in the community to help you. 

November:  Managing Holiday Expenses

Holidays are often an exciting time of the year. Spending time with family, enjoying time off work, and celebrating with family traditions are enjoyable activities. However, the holidays can also represent added stress due to the crunch on your wallet. Have you ever looked forward to a holiday while worrying about how you will pay for it? Have you even stressed about how to provide a fun experience for children without breaking the bank? Decorations, gifts, and food expenses add up quickly. The objectives of this program are to learning to develop a budget for upcoming holiday expenses, identify ways to re-use and make decorations, and identify cost saving strategies for specific holidays. 

December:  Urine Not Alone

Ever Had a Leak? "Urine" Not Alone! Although many believe that the occasional bladder leak is just part of aging, it can occur much younger in life. Twenty five percent of young women (14-21 years) all the way up to 75% of older women (75 years or older) experience bladder leaks. A frequent cause is weakness in the pelvic floor. This lesson will help you learn more about this common but embarrassing problem, such as how to strengthen your pelvic floor, and when to see your doctor. 

January:  Creating and Maintaining Family Traditions

Building a strong family takes time and effort. Strong families are unified through deep emotional connections with each other, a sense of belonging in the family system, and healthy relationships between members. The purpose of this lesson is to reinforce the importance of family traditions, emphasize habits to preserve and respect traditions, and provide practical ways to establish new traditions. Participants will: identify primary assets to help families develop and maintain healthy relationships; learn how to establish family rituals and traditions while maintaining expectations for all family members; learn to adapt to challenges as a family; and, learn to connect families and communities. 

February:  Communication Essentials for Good Impressions

Communication is the key to effective leadership and fulfilling organizational vision and mission. Learn more about non-verbal communications (body language) and the roles speaking and active listening play in communication. 

March:  Importance of Balance

– The Importance of Balance – Balance is important for many of the everyday activities that you do. This lesson will discuss just how important balance is and what are some exercises that can be done to maintain and possibly improve your balance. 

April:  Mastering Food Choices

Mastering Food Choices : Participants will learn general concepts regarding food components to avoid and to ensure adequate intake of, skills for reading nutrition facts labels, how to find nutrition information from food products and restaurant items, and ways to enhance flavor in a healthy way

May:  Gluten-Free Choice:  Is it for me?

Many people have heard about the gluten-free diet, know someone following this diet, or have questioned if it is a good fit for their lifestyle. The objective of this lesson is to provide consumers with evidence-based information about gluten, foods containing gluten, and guidance on glutenfree diets.