Self-Awareness & Relationships

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NEW! Being Transgender: Pathways to Understanding
Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a news story about transgender people. This course will focus on what being transgender really means, and provide a greater understanding of the wide spectrum of gender identity. Most studies indicate that very few of us have never interacted with a transgender person, but form perceptions from media accounts only. This course will be taught by a transgender woman with the mission of expanding knowledge about gender identity, workplace issues, and cultivating or being an ally. It will be valuable for professionals and anyone who would like to gain an understanding of what it means to be transgender.
CE-PRSDV 2143, 1 Wed., Jan. 25, 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3, $30. A Piwinski. #13740

Families Helping Families
Join us for a series of seminars deigned to help family members and caregivers recognize the hidden needs of elders.
Each seminar meets for 1 Sat., 10:00 am-12:00 noon, and is $25. N Browand.

NEW! Going Off Script:
Recognizing and Treating Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Older Adults
Alcohol and drug misuse is a growing problem among older adults. According to a 2016 statistic, an estimated 17 percent of people age 60 and older struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. We will discuss how health problems along with life changes can lead to medicating physical and psychological pain, identify the signs of addiction (which sometimes mimic the signs of aging), and understand the unique treatment needs of older adults.
CE-HLTH 2084, Jan. 21, Room TBD. #13748

NEW! Are You Prepared?
Final Health-Care Decision-Making
We will discuss the three types of documents a person should consider signing to make sure their health care wishes are followed: health care proxies, living wills, and medical orders for life-sustaining treatment and whom to appoint as a health care agent. We’ll also discuss The Palliative Care Information Act of 2011, a New York state patients’ rights law requiring practitioners to provide information and counseling regarding a patient’s palliative care and end-of-life options.
CE-HLTH 2083, Feb. 4, KNC-2. #13747

NEW! Recognizing and Stopping Elder Abuse
We will discuss what constitutes elder abuse, including physical abuse, psychological and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse or exploitation, active and passive neglect and abandonment. We will discuss what steps to take when elder abuse is suspected.
CE-PRSDV 2144, Mar. 18, Room TBD. #13746

NEW! Personal Empowerment:
Finding Joy and Creating Your Sacred Space
The goal of these sessions is to bring joy and inner peace to your life in spite of the chaos and negativity around us. We only have two choices, what we think and what we eat. Learn how to focus your energy and intentions to make decisions that will help you achieve calm and balance in your inner world. Gratitude, meditation, humor, dreams, food choices, energy healing, compassion, and service will be discussed. Please bring a journal or pad for personal notes. A cartoon or short joke would be very welcome. Leave all your personal problems and issues outside our space. We will be uniting as beautiful souls, our true nature.
CE-PRSDV 2140, 4 Mon., Jan. 23-Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $80. B Rauch. #13567

NEW! Cast Off Those Winter Blues!
Lift your mood and gain more energy! Easily learn what it means to “eat smart” including which foods to eliminate to stabilize moods and increase focus, and why you don’t have to gain winter weight! You’ll find out how to raise your metabolism and ‘increase your energy as well as simple ways to balance your digestive system plus detox suggestions for overall improved health and immune system function. Learn some simple indoor workout suggestions to greatly benefit core strengthening. We’ll also cover the importance of sleep and you’ll learn about foods and dietary supplements to assist with a restful sleep.
CE-PRSDV 2139, 4 Thurs., Jan. 5-26, 6:00-8:00 pm, GTW-219, $85 (+ textbook). J. Ricks. #13679

NEW! Expand Your Intuitive Skills
Do you sometimes know things before they happen? Have you seen odd shapes or sensed something strange in an old building? You may be a natural intuitive! Many people have these skills, but they are unsure how to develop them. This course is designed to help people improve their natural abilities. We will discuss fascinating topics such as raising your own consciousness through meditation, who’s who in the spirit world, setting aside your own issues to hear divine guidance, recognizing energy and spirit people, and more.
CE-PRSDV 2142, 4 Thurs., Feb. 16-Mar. 9, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $125 (+ textbook). E Amditis. #13678

NEW! Candle-Roma-Therapy
Learn how to create personalized candles by exploring the basics of soy and beeswaxes, scented oils, wood, and natural cotton wicks. Learn how to relax, energize, and be creative through the candle making and aromatherapy process. Participants will use non-flammable techniques to explore and make natural candles for home use or special events.
CE-CRAFT 2059VA, 1 Sun., Mar. 19, 1:00-3:00 pm, KNC-3, $25 (+ textbook). L Francis. #13693

Starting the Journey to Life 2.0
We plan financially for the second half of our lives, but what are we going to do in Life 2.0? As Baby Boomers, we have on average 20-30 more years of living in Life 2.0. Our generation is definitely changing the concept of retirement to the new “un-retirement!” Will you stay in your current career, start a new career, go back to school, volunteer, or start a business? We have so many choices today on what and how we want to live in Life 2.0. Having a plan ahead of time or as you begin entering Life 2.0 helps to make the transition easier. This workshop is designed to help you identify your passions, skills and talents so that you can begin or continue living a fulfilling Life 2.0.
CE-PRSDV 2134VA, $25. J Robinson.
Sec. A: Retire and Reinvent Workshop, 1 Tues., Mar. 14, 1:00-3:00 pm, KNC-3. #13429
Sec. B: Professional Women Workshop, 1 Sat., Apr. 8, 1:00-3:00 pm, KNC-2. #13430

Gainfully Unemployed: A Fresh Approach to a Fulfilling Retirement
This course offers those contemplating retirement, as well as those who have already joined the ranks of retirees, a framework to add shape, direction, and purpose to these years. We’ll discuss the most important elements of a fulfilling retirement, such as re-igniting our curiosity to learn new things, staying physically and mentally healthy and vital, making new connections and re-connecting more deeply with those who matter, choosing the right volunteer experience, and just plain having fun. Many resources and practical “take-aways” will be provided.
CE-PRSDV 2135VA, 3 Sat., Mar. 11-25, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $60. S Peet. #13305

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Have you wanted to try meditation, but didn’t think it was for you? During this one-session class, we will explore several types of meditation that you can incorporate in your daily life.
CE-PRSDV 2105VA, 1 Thurs., Mar. 2, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $25. E Wind. #13180

Mindfulness and Meditation Practice
Learn and experience meditation and mindfulness in a comfortable, nurturing group setting. We will learn and try many techniques that you will be able to use in your daily lives. Come join this fun and user-friendly class to explore mindfulness and meditation.
CE-PRSDV 2042VA, 4 Thurs., Mar. 16-Apr. 6, 10:00-11:00 am, KNC-3, $45. E Wind. #13182

Self-Hypnosis for Change
Learn to enter a hypnotic state to change habits, reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase your potential, and promote better health.
CE-HLTH 2015, 1 Tues., Mar. 28, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $40 (+ $10 for optional booklet and CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13478

Weight Management: Help with Hypnosis

Use self-hypnosis to change your eating habits, manage your weight, and influence your ideas about your ability to achieve an ideal weight for a happier, healthier lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2018, 1 Tues., Apr. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13479

Stop Smoking: Help with Hypnosis
Behavior modification techniques, when practiced and reinforced through the use of hypnosis, help you quit smoking for good without weight gain.
CE-HLTH 2016, 1 Tues., May 23, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #13480