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"W2W" Women to Women, Let's Talk About Us

Join us for lively discussions where extraordinary women share wisdom and humor. Our purpose is to build relationships, promote dialogue and inspire women. Discussion topics are democratically selected. All are welcome to suggest and partake. This is a new addition to the ACE program. Moderator: Anita Ross

Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, 22 | 12:30 pm
Free Member  ● $15 Guest 


Braintertainment

Challenging mental activities designed with fun in mind. Engage your brain with novel exercises to stimulate and delight in the short term and produce long term results. Give yourself a quick brain break. Forget “senior moments” when you remember to take a “mental minute” to exercise your mind with a fun activity. Instructor: Judy Herman

Wednesday, October 19 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


The Psychology of Life: Mental Health For Seniors 

The course will examine the factors causing stress and anxiety, and their physical, behavioral, and psychological effects as well as what mental illness is and how it affects the family. With a focus on humor and laughter, stress management techniques you can use in your daily life also will be reviewed. Learn about care giving, bereavement, how to move on and how to look at “who we are” related to self-concept. Are we winners or losers? You will learn a lot about yourself in this series. Instructor: Dr. Jerry Goodman

Mondays, October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Men, Let's Talk 

ACE’s ongoing popular discussion group returns. Men, our work is winding down, or changing and our children have moved on. Our thoughts now center on the options associated with growing older. We think more about our health, our relationships, and our resources. All of a sudden, our world looks different. This men’s discussion group is a time to talk, to listen, and to share stories and experiences in a safe, no obligation environment. It’s a time to dig a little deeper into who we are, and what we have in common. It’s a time to learn and continue to grow as we look at the years ahead. Instructor: Ron Browne

Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
December 6, 13, 20 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


The Telltale Signs of Body Language 

How can you tell if a person is lying by just looking at them? Know when someone is irritated, does not agree, considers you a pain in the neck or is attracted to you without anybody speaking. These open secrets will be revealed to you in this intriguing course.Instructor: Andy Greenberg

Wednesday, November 9 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Resolving Family Disputes Over Elder Care 

Too many families are in conflict over how to care for their elderly relatives. This course offers communication tools for families to use in these situations. In addition, mediation techniques are introduced which is the next option in restoring peace. Instructors: Susanne Hale & Tina Scott Polsky

Thursday, November 10 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


A Widow's Journey- From Loss to Learning to Move On 

After 50 years of marriage, Bea Lewis entered a new and most challenging chapter of her life- that of widowhood. And she is not alone. According to a recent census, 40% of women in the U.S. and 13% of men who are 65 years and older are widowed. At first, Bea wondered how to get on with her life without a husband by her side. In her book of essays she reveals what she learned. Some of the essays include: Senior Dating 101 (her first date had a coupon!), taking out the garbage, paying bills and making a delicious brisket. Most importantly, she learned how to take care of herself. Instructor: Bea Lewis

Monday, November 14 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Guardianship: Is It Just A Way To Scam Rather Than Protect? 

How does the system work? What qualifications must a guardian meet? How are the guardian’s fees administered? Can the client fire a guardian? Learn the facts from the experts. Moderator: Jewel Littenberg

Thursday, November 17 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Insider Real Estate Secrets

Real estate has changed since the last time you bought or sold a home. In this presentation preparing properly will increase the value of your real estate transaction. In addition, new rules and regulations will be highlighted so that you can become well-prepared and your experience will be more positive. The main steps including preparation, transaction, negotiation and closing empower you to have a successful experience. Instructor: Bobbi Benson

Monday, November 21 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


 

Age In Place... Healthy, Wealthy & Wise 

Today’s financial landscape for seniors is filled with lots of uncertainty. Adding to the uncertainty is the multitude of health issues that may affect your personal and financial issues. Surveys show the main concerns for seniors are running out of money and the financial means to remain in their home and age in place. Rising costs of assisted living communities forces many to reconsider this option. How do you manage to stay in your home, pay the bills, maintain your health and do it all independently? This seminar is designed to answer your concerns and questions. Instructors: Carol Fischetti & Marina Ramirez

Tuesday, November 29 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


What Keeps You Up at Night? 

Most of us know that people are living longer. One consequence of living a long time is that a number of senior individuals experience a physical or mental health decline as they approach their later years, thus making it difficult to handle their finances. Learn the legal aspects, strategies and steps toward creating a smooth transition within the family structure. Instructors: Steven Brill, CPF with Special Guest Scott Solkoff, ESQ

Tuesday, November 29 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Jazz Jennings, A Transgender Prodigy... Her Story Through The Eyes of Her Grandparents 

Grandparents of Jazz Jennings share their observations from the day Jazz was born as their adorable grandson to the present time, where she is now recognized, at age 15 as a leading advocate for LGBT equality, and the co-founder of the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation. Their presentation is centered on the premise that gender identity disorder, now known as gender dysphoria, is something that a child cannot control. Ultimately society must be educated and changed ... not the child. Their goal here today is to educate the audience to better understand one of nature’s cruelest practical jokes, gender dysphoria. Instructors: Dr. & Mrs. Jack Barie

Thursday, December 1 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Science and Technology Changes, Oh My! 

The changes over the decades have been tremendous. The class will focus on what’s different in the kitchen, baby’s room, cooking, schools, music, holiday celebrations and just about everything else in our lives. A fun time to reminisce and take note of all we have lived through! Instructor: Jim Hansen

Tuesday, December 6 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Financial Workshop

This is a three-week series designed to place you on the right track for financial safety and security. Topics to be covered: Cybersecurity (10 Threats every person faces and how to fight them), Surviving Market Swings (debt crises, political uncertainties, economic conditions, what should you do?), Financial Strategies for Women (taking control and getting your financial house in order). Instructor: Debra Targett

Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20 | 2:00 pm


Stop Stressing and Learn to Meditate 

This series is designed to demonstrate and explore the various methods of meditation techniques to eliminate and negate stress from your life. After discussion, practice and evaluation, you can choose the best method for you.
Instructor: Angela Margolis 

Thursdays, December 8, 15, 22 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Do You Remember? 

This interactive two-part discussion deals with our memories in the past and the near term. The factors that affect how you wish to be remembered, the importance of your goals and what you overcame to achieve them and the prominent dates worth remembering in your life are discussed. Think back and uncover your special memories. Instructor: Joanne Mindes

Mondays, December 12, 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Look Out! It's Another Senior Scam 

In this class we examine and delve into the top ten senior scams that truly target our area. Everyone knows about that “grandson kidnapped in Mexico” trick, but they don’t know about how con-artists can get your personal information, and enter into your home. Stay ahead of the scammers and learn to be informed and safe. Instructor: Jim Hansen

Tuesday, December 13 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


My Sister Thinks She Wants To Buy My Mom's House

Within the humorous format of anecdotal stories from a professional, you will discover some unusual and often comical situations that occur in family dynamics when exchanging property and estate value. Often the issue is not monetary but rather emotional. Even though wishes were shared in advance, changing subtle things will make deals more difficult to complete. Instructor: Ann Meyerson

Monday, December 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest

 

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