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 4/13 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Free
Th 5/11 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Free
Th 6/8 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  4/6-5/25 Free 
Th 6:00-7:30 PM 6/22-8/10 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: CARD Community Center.  

Day Time Date Fee
Th  10-11:30 AM  4/6 Free 


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. If you take the class after the 3 year period, you must take the 2 day, 8 hour class. CARD Community Center.

Course# Day  Date         Time                    Fee Register
113510 M/T 5/1 & 5/2 9:00 AM-1:30 PM $25
RETURNING PARTICIPANTS (within the past three years)
Course# Day  Date         Time                    Fee Register
1136  M 6/5 9:00 AM-1:30 PM $25


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 
T 3/23  6:00-7:30 PM Free  Legal & Financial Planning
T 4/12  1:00-2:30 PM  Free  Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
6/29  9:30-11:00 AM Free  Maximizing Your Memory

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


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.