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Upcoming Home & Family Programs

"DROP OF A HAT" PROGRAM Jay and Leslie Cady/adult-development-aging/upcoming_aging_related_meetings.pcf Image

Friday - August 3, 2018
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Apollo Towers Dining/Community Room
330 West Court
Clay Center, KS

The comedy, mime, and magic program lasts about an hour followed by snacks. Invite your grandchildren and friends to attend with you. Parking is available on the west and north side of the building. There is no preregistration needed for this meeting. The free inter-generational program is sponsored by the River Valley Extension District, K-State Research & Extension, and Clay County Wellness Council through a grant by the Clay County Task Force.

   For more information, contact Deanna Turner, River Valley District Clay Center Office at 785-632-5335. Everyone is invited.

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STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR OLDER ADULTS/adult-development-aging/upcoming_aging_related_meetings.pcf Image

Mondays & Wednesdays
August 6 - September 26 
*(The last week of August we will meet on Friday, August 31st instead of a Wednesday, and we will not meet on Labor Day Monday instead the second session will be on Friday, September 7th.)*

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Parish Hall
401  D Street
Washington, KS  66968

COST:  $20/person

Improve your health and quality of life plus have fun. Sign up for this strength building program designed for older men and women age 60 and overOur bodies are made to move. Physical inactivity can place our health at risk for many chronic diseases. Here’s the good news! The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength-building exercises that will improve your balance, health, and state of mind. The classes build muscle strength which, in turn, improves balance, reduces fractures, decreases arthritis pain, heart disease, and depression. Other benefits may include better stress management and improved sleep quality.

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MEDICARE BASICS WORKSHOP/adult-development-aging/upcoming_aging_related_meetings.pcf Image

Monday - August 13, 2018                              Tuesday - August 14, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.                                                 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Clay Center Extension Office                           Concordia Senior Center
322 Grant Avenue                                              109 W 7th Street
Clay Center, KS                                                   Concordia, KS
785-632-5335                                                     785-243-8185

*Please call to register or e-mal Deanna Turner at dturner@ksu.edu

     All men and women in the area who are nearing age 65 or soon to qualify due to a disability or who are helping family members with insurance and financial matters will find this program beneficial. Medicare eligibility, how and when to apply, what is covered in Medicare and how to fill the gaps will be discussed. Programs will be explained that are available to assist low income individuals and how to watch for Medicare fraud.  

     Aaren Sunderman, Judy Uphoff, and Deanna Turner, River Valley District Agent, will present these programs. They are Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas Counselors or SHICK Counselors and help people throughout the year with their Medicare and health insurance needs so they can make informed decisions.

     K-State Research and Extension River Valley District and the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging are sponsors of the programs.

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Tuesday - September 11, 2018

Belleville Public Library Meeting Room          Washington FNB Basement Meeting Room
1327 19th Street                                                     101 C Street
Belleville, KS                                                           Washington, KS

1:30 - 3:-00 p.m.                                                     5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Cindy Miller, Dementia Care Specialist with Alzheimer's Associaton from Topeka, will present this informative program.  She will answer your questions and share helpful information for those people living with a loved one with the disease or wanting to know more about Alzheimer's.  Miller provides suppport to individuals with the disease, family members, friends and caregivers.  Light refreshments will be served, there is no cost to attend and every one is invited.

Please pre-register for the Belleville meeting by calling (785-527-5084) or register for the Washington meeting by calling (785-325-2121).  For more information about the program you mail email Deanna Turner at durner@ksu.edu or call her at (785-632-5335).

Program sponsored by River Valley Extension District, K-State Research & Extension.

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(taught by Jacquie Mack)

Third Friday of every month
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Apollo Towers Dining Room
330 West Court  (Enter on the west side of the building)
Clay Center, KS

Tai Chai exercises relieve stress, strengthen muscles, increase your flexibility, improve balance, and hand and eye coordination. 
Wear comfortable clothes!  All men & women from the area are invited to participate.  

For more information, contact Amber Bowser at Apollo Towers (785-632-5767) or Deanna Turner (785-632-5335)

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