Classes, Lectures, Workshops
AARP Mature Driving Classes
The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher course for drivers aged 50 and older. This class is offered by AARP each month. Completion certification is good for 3 years and provides insurance discounts to most companies. Bring your current AARP card when you register and receive a discount on your class fee. CARD Community Center.
|1891||M/T||12/4 & 12/5||9:00 AM-1:00 PM||50+||$25|
|1890||M||11/6||9:00 AM-1:30 PM||50+||$25|
Surviving & Thriving
Attend a FREE class with 8 weekly sessions designed for men and women who have or want to assist people who have suffered unwelcome change, loss or turmoil and are seeking to enhance their outlook on life. In a safe, casual and non-judgmental environment, discussions and presentations will be offered on surviving life’s challenges and developing a positive and thriving outcome. Interaction is encouraged, but not required. Instructor: Gerald Darling. CARD Community Center.
This two-hour class is designed for ALL adults, whether you have pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes risk factors or are simply interested in healthier living. The number of adults with type 2 diabetes continues to climb with nearly 10 percent of Butte County adults now living with this chronic condition. Unfortunately, nearly a third of those individuals don't know they have diabetes. Take a proactive approach to your health! During the class, participants will learn from health care professionals how to lower their risk for diabetes with exercise and healthy eating, as well as understanding what your numbers really mean. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico. Register at www.enloe.org/events.
Welcome to Medicare-For Boomers or Others New to Medicare
Are you becoming eligible for Medicare? Confused about Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D? Are you still working and don’t know if you should join Medicare? If you have any questions about Medicare, you don’t want to miss this meeting. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) at Passages will present an informational forum for those who are new to Medicare or want to learn more about it. HICAP is the federally funded State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). You may register by email through firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling HICAP at 1-800-434-0222. Lakeside Pavilion.
|Th||12/14||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||Free|
|Th||1/11||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||Free|
What's New to Medicare 2018?
The 2017 Annual Election Period to select your Medicare plans (Part D drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans) for 2018 begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, 2017. Passages Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) at Passages is providing helpful free Medicare workshops. Registration is required by calling 898-6716. Family members or caregivers are welcome to attend. Medicare's annual enrollment period is only for a short time. Seating is limited. Lakeside Pavilion.
|Th||11/9||10:00 AM-12:00 PM||Free|
Caregiver Support Educational Series
Be the best caregiver and feel fantastic doing it! Each person providing care for a senior will embark on their own unique journey. Finding the right information ensures they are able to provide compassionate support and be an advocate for their friends and/or loved ones. Hosted by Prestige Assisted Living, this informative educational series features a different topic each month. Lakeside Pavilion. Please call 899-0814 for more information and to reserve your seat (s). Space is limited. Refreshments provided.
"Avoiding the Crisis" - From Hospital to Home
Do you know what your options are if you or a loved one is discharged from the hospital and needs temporary or permanent care? Do you know what services are available and what expenses may occur? Let us help you navigate through the healthcare system. You will learn “good-to-know” information from speakers representing sort- & long-term rehabilitation, home health & hospice, senior living facilities, personal care in your home and how each intertwine to provide the best care of you. All this and much more, so you’re prepared before a crisis! Lakeside Pavilion.
Enloe's Walk with a Doc! FREE
Start your weekend off with an easy walk around the park with a doctor affiliated with Enloe Medical Center. Each walk starts with an inspirational talk, followed by a 40-minute walk—at your pace. Participants enjoy the health benefits of walking, along with the camaraderie of other walkers. A different doctor leads each walk, talking casually with participants while sharing insight into their medical specialty. Spring 2017 walks include: May 6 with emergency medicine physician Eric Ellis, MD; June 3 with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Shannon Dietzmann, MD; and July 1 (doctor TBD). All ages and abilities are welcome!
Passages and Legal Services of Northern California provide free legal assistance for seniors 60+ the first and third Thursday of every month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Lakeside Pavilion. Call Passages to schedule an appointment at 530-898-5923.
Have extra time?
Lakeside Pavilion is always looking for volunteers to assist with our many programs and are hoping that you have some time to give. We have many areas and opportunities where you can make your talents shine. Please contact Lori at 895-4015.
Free VITA Tax Preparation Assistance
Assistance for the elderly, persons with disabilities, or low income individuals.
CARD Community Center
545 Vallombrosa Avenue
February 1 – April 5*
Mondays & Wednesdays
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dorothy F. Johnson Center
775 East 16th Street
February 4 – April 8*
9:00 am– 3:00 pm
No appointment necessary. First come, first served. This service is staffed by VITA volunteers, you may have to wait in line.
*VITA will not be available March 11-18.