QUESTION: For a number of years I have attended a seminar series offered by Senior Concerns. Do you know if that series will be offered again this year?

ANSWER: Yes, the series for 2017 will be titled “Path to Positive Aging” and will begin Tuesday.

The seminars will be from 5:30-7 p.m. and unless noted are scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of the month. As in the past, they will be held at Senior Concerns Day Care Center, 401 Hodencamp Road, in Thousand Oaks.

After reviewing the list of topics to be presented I found myself thinking it is going to be a very interesting series.

Starting in January, the topic is Life Care Planning to be followed in February with Healthy Easting on a Budget and March with Consider the Conversation.

In April, the subject is End of Life Planning and May will cover Communication and Managing Difficult Behaviors. June’s topic is Legal Information for Elder’s (LIFE).

July and August will be dark and the September topic is Things You Should Know Before Your Next Hospital Stay. October’s session will be 60 Minutes to More Happiness and November will close out the series with Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s. September and November sessions will be on the third Tuesday of the month.

Something new has been added this year — The Path to Positive Aging Series also will be presented at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court, in Agoura Hills. The series will be given on the second Thursday of the month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The name of the series is the same, but the topics to be covered differ. The series will start Feb. 9 with Will You Pass Your Next Driving Test? and will be followed in March with Save Your Money; Save Your Mind!

Managing the Difficult Behaviors of Dementia will be the topic for April and in May it will be Legal Information for Elders (LIFE). June’s subject will be End of Life: What Matters Most.

The series will go dark for July and August and return in September with The MIND DIET Plan. October’s session will cover Medicare: What’s New for 2018. November will close out the series for 2017 with Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s.

It sounds like a very full and interesting series — in both locations — so mark your calendars now to avoid missing out.

The Senior Advocate will also offer the Senior Issues Seminars in the New Year.

The seminar Will You Pass Your Next Driving Test? will be offered at the Goebel Center, Simi Valley Senior Center, Moorpark Active Adult Center and Westlake Civic Center — dates and times to be announced in the next few weeks.

A series of nine seminars will be scheduled at the Westlake Civic Center on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m. during 2017. Scheduled at this time are Pedestrians Have the Right-of-Way … But! on Feb. 15; on March 15 the topic will be How to Avoid Money Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft in 2017.

The April 17 seminar will be Let’s Look at Volunteering in a Different Way and on May 17 the subject will be Where Have Please, Thank You and You’re Welcome Gone?

Selections for June, July, September, October and November are in progress. The Westlake Village Civic Center is at 31200 E. Oak Crest Drive in Westlake Village. Reservations for these seminars are not required.


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