Education & Enrichment

Upcoming Education Programs

About Education & Enrichment

Education sessions at Senior Services address both the physical and mental aspects of life. Topics range from fall prevention to local history, and from dementia to advance planning. Each year look for classes that engage you intellectually or emotionally, assist in your advance planning or help you learn ways to keep yourself safe.

Enrichment programs are offered at each of our six Dining and Activity Centers and include musical and theatrical entertainment, arts and crafts classes and groups, creative writing and book clubs, and card, Bingo, pool, Wii and other games. See the Activity Center of your choice to see what is offered.

Regular Monthly Education Programs

Lunchtime Learners
Lunchtime Learners is a live speaker program that brings scholars, educators, and nonprofits to Senior Services to present topics of interest. Past topics have included: local history, government, travel, nature, inspiration, organization and fraud prevention. Lunchtime Learners occurs every other Friday at the Trailside Center from 11:45-1:00. Check the calendar for upcoming topics.

Tuesdays with TED
The nonprofit TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading.” During lunch, watch a TED talk of 10-20 minutes and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented. Tuesdays with TED occurs on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:45-1:00. Check the calendar for upcoming topics.

Evidence-Based Classes

When you sign up for an evidence-based program, you have the security of knowing that the class has been tested thoroughly and has proven that it works. Evidence-based workshops empower people to take an active role in managing their own health or that of the person they care for. The goal is to help participants become better self-managers who have the knowledge, skills, outlook  and ability to successfully navigate the challenges they face.

PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) Classes

  • Diabetes Self-Management Program (PATH) For people with Diabetes and those who care for them, this proven workshop is given 2½ hours, once a week, for six weeks. People with type 2 diabetes and/or close family members attend the program in groups of 12-16. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems in creating and carrying out their plan.
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (PATH) The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is an evidence-based program appropriate for those with chronic pain, and their caregiver.  Meeting 2½ hours once a week for six weeks and led by two trained leaders, learn techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep, appropriate exercise, and much more.

Matter of Balance
This outstanding evidence-based series is proven to help reduce risk of falls. As we tend to lose balance, strength and flexibility and have vision changes as we age, our risk increases. We will address fear of falling, learn to assess our home, how to get up safely if we do fall, and practice basic exercises that can help increase strength, flexibility and balance.

Informational Classes

We frequently offer an additional program each month. Past offerings included such topics as:

  • Advance Medical Planning
  • Advance Funeral Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Candidate Forums
  • Facebook with Family
  • Hear! Hear! Hearing Aid Tips
  • Identity Theft and Fraud Awareness
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Savvy Saving Seniors