During the COVID-19 pandemic it is imperative that we maintain social distancing, but that doesn’t mean everything has stopped. Numerous Puget Sound organizations are offering online virtual events and video classes. We encourage you to join in!
We are living in extraordinary times. It’s fitting for us to rise to this period in our American story with learning that deepens our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. This Fall, Senior Services is launching a virtual academy of learning to meet the forces of change in our society; preparing ourselves for the year ahead.
On our website are 10 online class offerings, ranging in topics from mass psychology to nutrition, and visual algebra! Registration is open now! Please call 360.586.6181. Leave a message, and we will return your call within 24 hours. Payment can be made via phone with a credit/debit card or via mail with a check.
For children, teens and adults ages 9 and older.
Can you scare the socks off your librarian? Put your storytelling skills to the test! Submit your spooky story by October 21 for a chance to have your Terrifying Tale published on the KCLS website.
We will judge entries for creativity, the quality of the writing, and how much they terrify us. We will select a winner in each of the following age groups:
How to Submit Your Story
Visit kcls.org/TerrifyingTales to learn more about the contest and submit your story online.
After Wagner, some German and Austrian composers composed derivative works; Richard Strauss, by far the most influential, built on two heritages–the waltzing Viennese tradition and his own admiration for Wagner’s work. We will explore both what influenced him, his own copious output, including such popular works as Salome and Der Rosenkavalier, as well as one work influenced by him.
Instructor: Speight Jenkins was General Director of Seattle Opera from 1983 to 2014. Recognized nationally as a leading authority on opera, a politically active arts advocate, and a beloved civic figure in Seattle, Jenkins was among the most influential and accomplished general directors in the United States
Dates: Monday, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
A curated inquiry into how to uncover or reframe your life purpose as an elder with helpful tools for bringing curiosity and creativity to designing a purpose that inspires you.
For many of us, the purpose for our lives is often dictated by our circumstances. Parenting, providing for our family, getting a job, prospering in our career, caring for an aging parent. This course is about designing a purpose for your life after 50, a purpose not dictated only by your circumstances, but authored by what is life-giving for you. This course is an inquiry into the possibility of elderhood with a focus on you and how you want to express and manifest what you want to contribute as an elder. In “Retire or Refire?” You’ll be invited to imagine yourself as an ‘artist’ who has been commissioned to create the next chapter in your life. You will have the opportunity to create what that will look like and how it might differ from the previous 50 years of your life. The course will include a range of learning activities including interviews with inspiring elders in our community, video segments, small group discussions and lecturettes designed to provide you with the latest scientific information on the human brain and what we know about the physical aspects of the aging process.
Monika Aring and Larry Hulbert are elders who have created a shared purpose to help bring about a future where no one is left behind or left out, where everyone can contribute their unique gifts in ways that valued.
Dates: Tuesday, October 13, 20, November 3, 10
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
This course will pursue the parallels and divergences between American ideals and realities. The United States has enunciated a message of liberty from its outset, and has broadcast this message persuasively. What have the overt and subtle realities been?
Instructor: Jason Ripper has a Master’s Degree in History from Western Washington University. He has been teaching at Everett Community College for 16 years, originally having specialized in U.S. history, though he now also teaches courses in Western Civilization and World history. In 2008, he published a two-volume history of the United States, American Stories: Living American History.
Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 21, 28, November 4
Times: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Presented in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association®.
The onset of the novel Coronavirus has had a profound worldwide impact on people’s sleep, including individuals with cognitive impairment and their family caregivers. This presentation will discuss modifiable factors that increase risk for sleep deficiency and non-pharmacological strategies for a better night’s sleep.
Please register, https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1984506&profileDefinitionId=93
For older adults.
Talk about what we want our friends and family to learn from us. More than just remembering us, our lives hold lessons and messages we can start sharing now.
Wisdom Cafes invite groups of older adults to engage in intentional dialogues led by trained facilitators. Participants engage with others, are motivated to try new things and are inspired by sharing life experiences.
Please register at kcls.org.
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association®.
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Wednesday, October 21, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm and 3-4pm
The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners (OIC).
SHIBA’s trained and impartial volunteers are available to assist consumers with their Medicare-related questions.
Please register at kcls.org.
All ages welcome.
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Meeting ID: 930-683-3892