December 2019 Blurbs

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Tuesday, December 3
Brain Training with Linda Terry

Cognitive trainer Linda Terry helps people of all ages fine tune their thinking skills. Her work features fun, interactive brain exercises and practical lifestyle options to raise brain awareness.

11:00 am (Level 1), Lillian Pratt Parlor

2:00 pm (Level 2), Wellness Center

Thursday, December 5
Downsizing Decathlon

Local professional Move Manager and Transition Specialist, Tina Baril, will be discussing some do’s and don’ts of downsizing and transitioning. Tina will share some industry tips and resources and provide handouts and worksheets for future planning. If this is your first move in many years, or yet another life transition, this is the class for you! Bring your questions and concerns and we will discuss solutions.

2:00 pm, Tobey Jones Parlor

Friday, December 6
A Pioneer Christmas: Traditions Across America – A Living History Performance by Tames Alan*

This program explores the various traditional celebrations of the Christmas season as they might be found, across this country during the latter part of the 19th century. As people moved westward, they brought their traditions for celebrating the season with them and adapted them to their new environment.

Dressed in the authentic clothing of a pioneer woman, and using three differently decorated Christmas trees, Tames compares and contrasts how the holiday was celebrated by an upper-middle-class family in an East Coast city, a homesteading community in the Midwest, and those who tried to keep their traditions alive out on the prairie.

Discussed are the significance of presents, crèches, nutcrackers, and what was used to decorate the trees. Tames also talks about the perils of holiday travel and how food played a major part in the celebrations.

When people gathered to celebrate the holiday, there would be music, dancing, and the singing of carols. During this program, the audience will learn the history of and be encouraged to sing some traditional carols that were popular in this era.

11:00 am, Lillian Pratt Parlor

Monday, December 9
Edward Jones Series: Tax-free Investing – It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep

This seminar is designed to help inform individuals of the benefits and considerations of choosing investments that offer tax advantages. Participants will learn: Tax-advantaged investments and their features, tax-free investment returns vs. taxable investment returns, three ways to purchase municipal bonds, how tax-free investing can help you achieve your goals faster.

11:00 am, Lillian Pratt Parlor

Monday, December 9
Music with Dr. Paul: Caroling, Caroling…All About Caroling

One of the main joys for many about the Christmas season is the music; especially singing the carols many of us have experienced since our childhood. Each of us has our favorites because of the tune, the words, or some special occasion in which our favorite carol was sung or performed. But we often are unaware of the history of carols; their melodies, texts and the composers of the carols.

We will begin by having the class take a “Carol Trivia Quiz” of 20 questions. Prizes will be awarded for the top three scores. We will finish the class with a “sing-along” of several carols and songs of the season. Dr. Paul will be at the keyboard leading festivities. Plan to attend this class simply to have fun and celebrate the season.

3:00 pm, Lillian Pratt Parlor

Tuesday, December 10
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

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.

11:00 am, Lillian Pratt Parlor

Friday, December 13 OR December 20
Learn to Weave the Viking Way!*

In this class, we will learn how to weave chains, for use as jewelry, or anything else you can think of! Instructor, Abrian Curington, will teach this 1-day course twice this month since class sizes will be small. Registration required – specify your preferred date.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tobey Jones Craft Room

Monday, December 16
Fireside Stories with Larry Faulk

Hear stories from former Washington State Senator Larry Faulk about his 50+ years in politics.

11:00 am, Lillian Pratt Parlor

Monday, December 16
Northwest Apple Pickers Computer Workshop

The Northwest Apple Pickers is a Macintosh user group that serves Pierce County. Come in and work in small groups with a coach who can answer your questions about your Apple device.

2:00 pm, Wellness Center

Tuesday, December 17
Living with Low-Vision: Discussion and Demonstration of Tools That Can Help

Whether you are experiencing some loss of vision or just know someone who is, come discuss the realities of living with vision loss and some ways to overcome the challenges it can bring.  You will have the opportunity to get your hands on the latest, easy-to-use technology helping people around the world to read or participate in the activities they love once more.

2:00 pm, Lillian Pratt Parlor

Wednesday, December 18
2020 Planning A Head with Your Medicare Insurance Plan

Now that annual enrollment period is done, come learn more about how to get the most out of your Medicare health insurance plan, 2020 Medicare updates, and other tips to get the most benefits from your Medicare health insurance.

3:00 pm, Tobey Jones Parlor

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