Seniors

Medicare Made Clear Extensive
Jan 26 - Feb 16
TH5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Building: MAC, Room: 110
AVC_1609_13 - Sibley, Lonnie
There are currently 13 out of 25 spots remaining

Learning about Medicare can be like learning a new language. With instructor Lonnie Sibley, you will learn the words, understand the main ideas, and become fluent in Medicare. This course is designed to make that as easy as possible. Topics will cover Medicare and how to get started, coverage and costs, Medicare vs. Medicaid, and how to choose or change a Medicare plan. This class has been extended to cover more topics and answer more questions regarding Medicare as open enrollment nears. All four classes will be different.
$0.00
Medicare Made Clear
Mar 16 - May 18
TH5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Building: LA, Room: 104
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TH5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Building: LA, Room: 104
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TH5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Building: LA, Room: 104
AVC_1609_14 - Sibley, Lonnie
There are currently 19 out of 25 spots remaining

Learning about Medicare can be like learning a new language. With instructor Lonnie Sibley, you will learn the words, understand the main ideas, and become fluent in Medicare. This course is designed to make that as easy as possible. Topics will cover Medicare and how to get started, coverage and costs, Medicare vs. Medicaid, and how to choose or change a Medicare plan. This class now meets once a month and students are not required to attend all classes.
Dates:
March 16
April 20
May 18
$0.00
Dementia & The Hidden Patient
May 16
T2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Building: CSC, Room: E111
AVC_1857_56 - Oliver, Natalee
There are currently 27 out of 30 spots remaining

Many feelings are experienced as caregivers, yet they often go unaddressed. Oftentimes, caregivers live in the shadows of their loved ones with different forms of dementia. Join Dr. Natalee Oliver, DSW, MSG, to discover why it is important to take care of yourself without feeling guilty, so you are not the hidden patient. You will also learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, how Alzheimer's affects the brain, the difference between it and dementia, stages, risk factors, as well as some treatments and resources available to help with some symptoms.
$0.00
Dementia: Symptoms & Stigmas
Mar 22
W2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Building: CSC, Room: D102
AVC_1857_57 - Schroeder-Morren, Christine
There are currently 27 out of 30 spots remaining

Frequently, dementia is viewed much like other mental health illnesses in our society. The stigma attached can be debilitating and stop people in their tracks. Most often, these stigmas are extended to families and caregivers along with the person with dementia. Join Dr. Natalee Oliver, DSW, MSG to realize that, like other diagnoses, there need be no stigma associated as well as how to squelch the ramifications and consequences caused by negative stigma. Learning about stigma and strategies to address this global issue, you will gather information to successfully navigate the progressive changing circumstances you encounter during your journey with dementia. Additionally, you will come to know the warning signs of Alzheimer's, the benefits of early detection, risk factors, diagnosis and more.
$0.00
Dementia: Ambiguous Loss
Apr 20
TH2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Building: CSC, Room: E111
AVC_1857_58 - Oliver, Natalee
There are currently 27 out of 30 spots remaining

Loving someone with dementia can elicit many feelings. It can be difficult to understand and accept that the disease is taking over their mind and body-- especially when they still look the same on the outside. This can leave many family members wondering, "Where did my loved one go?" Join Dr. Natalee Oliver, DSW, LCSW as she discusses some effective communication strategies, how communication skills gradually decline as the disease progresses, as well as sharing tips for successful communication during all stages of the disease. Dr. Oliver will then explore what ambiguous loss is and how it relates those with dementia. Once we understand ambiguous loss, we can learn to cope and heal.
$0.00
Living With Alzheimer's
Apr 25
T10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: MAC, Room: 243
AVC_1857_59 - Schroeder-Morren, Christine
There are currently 29 out of 30 spots remaining

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn't happen to someone so young.does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.
$0.00
Keeping Romance Alive:Dementia
Feb 14
T2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Building: CSC, Room: D102
AVC_1857_60 - Oliver, Natalee
There are currently 30 out of 30 spots remaining

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia does not negate the need to express one's intimacy or sexuality. Join Dr. Natalee Oliver, DSW, LCSW, to discover the basics of Alzheimer's & dementia, a general overview as well as differences between the two & what happens in the brain. Then Dr. Oliver will explore the issue of intimacy & sexual expression for people living with dementia in the long-term care environment as the disease progresses.
$0.00
Book Talk
Jan 17 - May 16
T11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: WWLB, Room: LIB
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T11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: WWLB, Room: LIB
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T11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: WWLB, Room: LIB
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T11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: WWLB, Room: LIB
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T11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: WWLB, Room: LIB
AVC_2023_11 - Woodward, Gail
There are currently 17 out of 50 spots remaining.

Did you ever read a book that just begged to be shared and discussed? You are not alone! Join like-minded folks on the third Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon at the West Waco Library for lively discussion with moderator, Gail Woodward. This group is designed for adults, age 55 and older, and is a fun way to meet people and make new friends across the community. Books are chosen by the group each month.


The class will be held at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd.
January - Down Range by Taylor Moore

$0.00
Summer Book Talk
Jun 20 - Aug 15
T11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: WWLB, Room: LIB
AVC_2023_12 - Woodward, Gail
There are currently 40 out of 40 spots remaining.

Have you ever read a book that cried out to be shared and discussed? You are not alone! Join us on the third Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon at the West Waco Library, 5301 Bosque Blvd. for a spirited conversation moderated by Gail Woodward. This program is for individuals 55 and over and is a great opportunity to meet new people and make new friends in the community. Each month, the club chooses a new book.

Meeting dates: 06/20, 07/18, and 08/15

$0.00
AARP Smart Driver Course
Feb 10
F9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Building: CSC, Room: D102
AVC_5296_20 - McCray, Ravonne
There are currently 6 out of 15 spots remaining.

The AARP sponsors this one-day safety course, and most major insurance companies offer discounts for completing it. Open to drivers age 50 and older, the course helps you drive more efficiently and safely with research-based information about changes over time in ourselves, our vehicles and our roads. The content can help you boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, minimize crash risk, increase confidence, prolong mobility, and maintain independence. Participants receive a completion certificate (certificate fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers and will be collected at the class). Note: This is not a ticket dismissal class. AARP certificate must be renewed every three years. Although there is no registration cost, students must complete registration before attending.

Please bring your AARP membership ID with you to class.

$0.00
AARP Smart DriverTEK
Mar 24
F10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Building: CSC, Room: D102
AVC_5296_22 - McCray, Ravonne
There are currently 18 out of 20 spots remaining.

Technology is changing the driving experience! Staying in the know has never been easier. The AARP Smart DriverTEK workshop is a brand-new, 90-minute workshop offering an interactive way to stay up to date with the latest safety technology in your current or future car. Learn all about blind-spot detection systems, front-collision warning systems, and more-and it's free!
$0.00
Mental Health 101
Jul 13 - Aug 10
TH4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Building: TBA, Room: TBA
GERS_1053_04 - Oliver, Natalee
There are currently 15 out of 15 spots remaining

What comes to mind when you hear mental health? Depression? Anxiety? PTSD? Did you know that anxiety is the number one mental health diagnosis for adults in the USA? No matter your age or profession, a good basic understanding of mental health can assist you in helping others along their own journeys. Come learn the basics of common mental health diagnose including common myths, symptoms, treatments and more. Join Dr. Natalee Oliver, DSW, LCSW, LNFA, MSG as she takes you through Mental Health 101.
$20.00