Lectures and Workshops


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 passageshicap@csuchico.edu, or by calling HICAP at 1-800-434-0222.  Location: Lakeside Pavilion.

Day Date Time  Fee
Th 6/8 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Free
Th 7/13 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Th  8/10 10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Free 
Th  9/14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Free
Th  12/14 10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Free


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.  

Day Time Date Fee
Th 6:00-7:30 PM 6/22-8/10 Free
Th  6:00-7:30 PM 8/31-10/19 Free 
Th  6:00-7:30 PM 11/2-12/21 Free


Avoiding the Crisis

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 short- & long-term rehabilitation, home health & hospice, senior living facilities, personal care in your home and how each intertwine to provide the best care for you. All this and much more, so you're prepared before a crisis! Location: Lakeside Pavilion.  

Day Time Date Fee
Th  10-11:30 AM  7/20 Free 
Th 10-11:30 AM 9/28 Free 
Th  10-11:30 AM 11/16 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. Please call 899-0814 for more information and to reserve your seat (s). Space is limited. Refreshments provided.

Day Date Time  Location Fee
Th  7/27  3:00-4:00 PM Lakeside Pavilion Free
Th  8/31 3:00-4:00 PM   Lakeside Pavilion  Free
Th 9/28  3:00-4:00 PM  Lakeside Pavilion Free
Th  10/26  3:00-4:00 PM  Lakeside Pavilion  Free 
Th  11/30 3:00-4:00 PM  Lakeside Pavilion Free
Th  12/14 3:00-4:00 PM Lakeside Pavilion  Free

6:00-7:30 PM
6:00-7:30 PM


Alzheimer’s Workshops

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Formed in 1980; the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The following workshops are free to the public but require a reservation in advance. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 530-895-9661 to register or for more information. Lakeside Pavilion. 

Day Date Time  Fee Topic 
6/29  9:30-11:00 AM Free  Maximizing Your Memory

6:00-7:30 PM
6:00-7:30 PM


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!

Day Date Time Location
Sa 6/3 8:30-9:30 AM Community Park
Sa 7/1 8:30-9:30 AM Oak Way Park


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.