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01/17/201906/20/2019 6:00 pm7:00 pm

Clutterer's Anonymous Meeting at the Redwood Shores Library

Redwood Shores Branch Library399 Marine Pkwy., Redwood City

Do you have more possessions than you can comfortably handle?  Is clutter causing problems at home, at work, or in your relationships?  Do you hesitate to share this problem because you feel embarrassment, guilt, or shame about it?  Do cleaning, organizing, follow through, upkeep, and maintenance all become daunting tasks, making the simplest of chores insurmountable?

You are welcome to attend the Better Together Clutterers Anonymous Meeting at the Redwood Shores Library.  Continuing on Thursday, December 20, 2018, the meetings repeat every month on the 3rd Thursday until Thursday, June 20, 2019.  We meet from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  See our schedule below.

Thu, Jan 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Thu, Apr 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Contact:

Debby L., 650-348-2856
02/03/201903/03/2019 12:30 pm3:30 pm

Adult Board Game Meetup

Menlo Park Main Library800 Alma Street, Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Library will host a board game meetup, offering adults the chance to relax and socialize as they play games old and new. The volunteer facilitator will provide the games, and help explain the instructions. This is a free event.

This event repeats the first Sunday of every month.  The upcoming dates are:

Sunday, February 3, at 12:30 pm
Sunday, March 3, at 12:30 pm

For more information, visit menlopark.org/library, or phone 650-330-2501.

 

 

02/05/201904/16/2019 All Day

Early Winter Tax Preparation

Twin Pines Senior & Community Center20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont

IRS-trained volunteers from the AARP Foundation will offer FREE tax preparation help at the Twin Pines Senior & Community Center.  This service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!  No drop-ins.  Don’t wait until the last minute.

For appointments, call the Center at 650-595-7444 (no appointments on February 19)

For tax questions, call the AARP at 1-888-687-2277

02/06/201904/10/2019 9:00 am3:00 pm

AARP Free Tax Preparation

Veterans Memorial Senior Center, Gold Star Room1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Tax forms confuse you?  The instructions impossible to follow?  Feel lost in the tax jungle?  Well, worry not! Once again the terrific volunteers at AARP will be providing free tax preparation.

To make an appointment, call 650-817-VMSC (8672), the new number for tax appointments.  AARP volunteers will begin returning calls on January 21st.  Appointments will be on Wednesdays.

Call the Tax Hot Line at 650-817-VMSC (8672) beginning January 21st.

02/06/201902/27/2019 10:00 am12:00 pm

Diabetes: Self-Management Workshop

Sequoia Hospital – Health & Wellness Center749 Brewster Ave., Redwood City

Do you or someone you love have diabetes?  Diabetes Empowerment Education Program™ (DEEP™) is an evidence-based diabetes education program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.  DEEP encourages lifestyle changes while learning about your diabetes and the way it affects your quality of life.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • DEEP sessions are interactive and involve demonstrations, role play, games, and other engaging activities for group learning.
  • Six, 2-hour weekly sessions.
  • No cost to participate

DEEP TOPICS

  • Understanding the human body
  • Diabetes risk factors and complications
  • Nutrition education and meal planning
  • Medications and accessing your health team

Classes are twice a week for 4 weeks for 2 hours each.  To register call 650-367-5998

02/25/201904/01/2019 10:00 am12:00 pm

Savvy Caregiver Training

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s AssociationExact location provided at time of registration., San Carlos

Based on research by experts, this 6-week course will provide clinical-level training for family caregivers. Improve your knowledge, approach, skills and outlook. Gain the confidence to set and achieve caregiving goals. Learn strategies to manage stress, make decisions, and manage activities of daily living. The Savvy Caregiver Training Program provides over 12-hours of face to face training with dementia experts and a caregiver’s manual.

Schedule:

Mondays, February 25 March 4, 11, 18 & 25 and April 1, 2019 (must attend all six dates) 10 a.m to Noon.

Please contact Alex Morris at 669.255.4835 or amorris@alz.org to pre-register. Classes only open to non-professional caregivers providing direct care.

02/28/2019 10:30 am12:00 pm

Legal Planning for Alzheimer's Disease Presented by the Alzheimer's Association and 70 Strong

Redwood City Public Library1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City

This is an interactive program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal resources near you.

Register here.

For more information contact Pauline Martinez at 408.372.9951 or pmartinez@alz.org.

02/28/2019 6:30 pm8:00 pm

2019 Author Series: Katy Butler, The Art of Dying Well

Mission Hospice & Home Care1670 S Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo

Part of our FREE series of readings and discussions by leading writers about end of life, dying, and grief:

Katy Butler, The Art of Dying Well

Award-winning journalist Katy Butler is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Knocking on Heaven’s Door.

Her new book, The Art of Dying Well, is a reassuring and thorough guide to living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. The book shares helpful insights and true stories to help you learn how to thrive in later life, even with a chronic medical condition, get the best from our health system, and make your own “good death” more likely.

Please reserve your seat online. Contact Susan at 650.532.2396 with questions.

03/05/201904/03/2019 9:00 am12:30 pm

Senior Peer Counselor Training in English

Peninsula Family Service24 2nd Ave, San Mateo

 

Just by volunteering one hour a week…you can make a positive difference in the life of an older adult who is depressed, coping with life changes or suffering from the loss of a loved one.

The Senior Peer Counseling Program at Peninsula Family Service is offering FREE training for new volunteers. Our classes will teach you to be an active listener, recognize and respond to grief, depression and anxiety and work with diverse cultures.

Volunteer counselors receive FREE specialized training with the tools to provide confidential support. After completing training, counselors work one-on-one with participants to help them manage loneliness or social isolation, life changes, health concerns, depression, and loss of family and friends.

If you are 55 years or older, and have an interest in helping older adults in your community give Senior Peer Counseling a call at 650-403-4300 Ext. 4322 or 4389. Older adults deserve to live the best life possible.

Training in English: March 5th through April 3rd, every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 9 am-12:30 pm.

Note: Training in Spanish starts April 27th – see event posting for details

03/13/2019 10:30 am12:00 pm

Conversations about Dementia Presented by the Alzheimer's Association and 70 Strong.

Redwood City Public Library1044 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City

Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Register here.

For more information contact Pauline Martinez at 408.372.9951 or pmartinez@alz.org.

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