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  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 Perios to select your Medicare plans (Part D drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans) for 2018 begins on Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7, 2017. Passages Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) 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. Location: Lakeside Pavilion.

Day Date Time  Fee
Th 11/9 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


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 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 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  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


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  
1891 M/T  12/4 & 12/5 9:00 AM-1:00 PM  $25  
RETURNING PARTICIPANTS (within the past three years)
Course# Day  Date         Time                    Fee  
1890  11/6  9:00 AM-1:30 PM $25  


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. Fall 2017 walks include: July 1 (doctor TBD) at Oak Way Park; Aug. 5 at Baroni Park with Pediatric Ophthalmologist Kristiane Ransbarger; Oct. 7 at DeGarmo Park with with breast cancer specialist Mandy Robertson; and Dec. 2 at Chico Mall (doctor TBD). All ages and abilities are welcome! No Walk with a Doc in September or November.

Day Date Time Location
Sa  12/2  8:30-9:30 AM Chico Mall