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Effective Communication Strategies - Friday, November 16
Caregivers will learn to decode verbal and behavioral communication by someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Leave with strategies for communicating with people in early, middle, and late stages of dementia. Ages 18+.

Meets 10:00am-noon at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. For more information and to register, call 970-221-6655.
To Drive or Not to Drive - Monday, December 3
Learn statistics about older drivers and how to determine if a loved one is safe to drive, or what restrictions may need to be put in place. Receive help to make driving decisions easier for everyone involved.

Meets 10:00-11:0am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Surviving the Holidays - Monday, December 3
For those who are grieving, the holidays may be a time of many emotions, feelings of being overwhelmed with multiple demands, and the pain of loss. This class offers helpful tips on how to make the holidays a little easier.

Meets 10:00-11:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Diet and Type 2 Diabetes - Tuesday, December 4
Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic that can be attributed to the growing number of overweight/obese people in the U.S. Find out how a whole-foods, plant-based diet can make a difference.

Meets 6:30-8:30pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655
First Aid, CPR, and AED - Saturday, December 8
Learn basic first-aid procedures as well as adult, child, and infant CPR and AED. This is a great class for daycare providers. Two certificates from the Emergency Care Safety Institute-AAOS will be issued at the end of the class. Book included. Ages 18+.

Meets Sa, 9:00am-5:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $78. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Bossy Bladder - Tuesday, December 11
Do you have a bossy bladder or bowel? We will present information and tools for individuals looking to manage bladder and bowel issues. Ages 18+.

Meets 1:00-2:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Advance Care Planning - Tuesday, December 11
The Larimer Advance Care Planning Team can help with advance directives at no cost. Guides offer support in completing advance care plans that represent what is important to individuals by helping understand options, put choices in writing, and share them with family and physicians.

Meets 9:00am-1:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. For more information and to make a one-hour appointment, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Understanding Speech Therapy - Tuesday, December 11
Speech therapy is often misunderstood as revolving around only one's speaking ability. But speech therapy goes beyond speaking to focus on cognition, swallowing, and other areas.

Meets 10:00-11:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Home Safety - Wednesday, December 12
Learn about home safety and what you can do to make your home safer.

Meets 11:00am-noon at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Eating for Energy and Health - Friday, December 14
Learn to choose nutritious foods that help promote positive energy levels and overall health. Choose the right type of fuel with both macro- and micro-nutrients, as well as specific vitamin and mineral needs.

Meets 2:00-3:30pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $5. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk at Home - Monday, December 17
According to the CDC, injuries and accidents are the number one reason older adults go to the emergency room. Learn in-home exercises designed to reduce fall risk and help you stay out of the hospital.

Class meets 11:00am-noon at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Taming Your Stress - Thursday, December 20
Mindfulness offers a way to undo habits that keep us stuck in a cycle of stress. Explore what mindfulness means and how to apply basic principles and practices in our everyday lives.

Meets 10:30-11:30am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Healing Through Meditation and Spiritual Wisdom - Friday, January 4
Age gracefully by bringing strength to midlife challenges such as stress, fatigue, and high blood pressure. Simple yoga breathing, visualization, positive affirmations, and meditation. Bring peace to the mind. Ages 18+.

Meets 10:00-11:30am, F, Jan. 4-25, at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $40. For more information and to register, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Advance Care Planning - Tuesday, January 8
The Larimer Advance Care Planning Team can help with advance directives at no cost. Guides offer support in completing advance care plans that represent what is important to individuals by helping understand options, put choices in writing, and share them with family and physicians.

Meets 9:00am-1:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. For more information and to make an appointment, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Risk of Being Overweight/Ways to Become Healthier - Tuesday, January 8
Obesity raises the risk of developing hypertension, type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, sleep apnea, and a variety of cancers. Learn ways to attain a healthy body weight to live a healthier, more productive life.

Meets 6:30-8:30pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Tai Chi Chih (Beginner) - Tuesday, January 8
The soft, gentle movements of tai chi chih promote health in every part of the body to circulate and balance internal energy. The movements can be done by anyone, regardless of age of physical condition. Benefits include better balance, increased flexibility and strength, and improved health.

Meets 1:00-2:00pm, Tu, Jan. 8-Feb. 26, at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $80. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Understanding Speech Therapy - Tuesday, January 8
Speech therapy is often misunderstood as revolving around only one's speaking ability. But speech therapy goes beyond speaking to focus on cognition, swallowing, and other areas.

Meets 2:00-3:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Managing Caregiver Stress - Thursday, January 10
Being a caregiver for a loved one is one of the most difficult jobs. When stress is not managed, feelings of exhaustion, anger, physical illness, and guilt may be felt. Learn techniques to reduce stress and help thrive as a caregiver.

Meets 9:30-11:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
First Aid, CPR, and AED - Saturday, January 12
Learn basic first aid procedures as well as adult, child, and infant CPR. This is a great class for daycare providers. Two certificates from the Emergency Care Safety Institute-AAOS will be issued at the end of the class. Book included. Ages 18+.

Meets Sa, 9:00am-5:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $78. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Mindful Eating - Monday, January 14
Be in charge of your eating instead of feeling out of control. Practice eating food without overeating or guilt, improve mindfulness, curb emotional eating, and eat healthier without feeling deprived.

Meets M, Jan. 14-Feb. 25, 3:00-5:30pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $65. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
To Drive or Not to Drive - Tuesday, January 15
Learn statistics about older drivers and how to determine if a loved one is safe to drive, or what restrictions may need to be put in place. Receive help to make driving decisions easier for everyone involved.

Meets 1:00-2:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Aging in Community - Thursday, January 17
Many people hope to retire in the neighborhood that they currently call home. Local experts share how to live safely, comfortably, and independently for as long as possible.

Meets 1:00-2:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Alzheimer's: Know the Ten Signs - Friday, January 18
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is important.

Meets 10:00-11:30am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Bossy Bladder - Monday, January 21
A bossy bladder or bowel can stand in the way of life, preventing participation in hobbies and family events. Gain tools to manage the bladder/bowel, take action, and learn how to get control and lead a worry-free life.

Class meets 9:00-10:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk at Home - Wednesday, January 23
According to the CDC, injuries and accidents are the number one reason older adults go to the emergency room. Learn in-home exercises designed to reduce fall risk and help you stay out of the hospital.

Class meets 10:00-11:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. To register and for more information, including any course fees, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Authentic Connection - Thursday, January 24
Explore four elements of authentic connection: presence, mindfulness, attunement, and compassion. Practice mindful listening as a foundation for extending the gift of presence to others.

Meets 10:30am-noon at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Mind-Body Connection - Thursday, January 24
Focus better by learning practical tools and techniques that use the mind to help change patterns of thought and behavior to healthier ones.

Meets W,Th, Jan. 24-March 21, 3:00-5:00pm at the Foothills Activity Center in Fort Collins. Cost is $25.. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Home Safety - Monday, January 28
Learn about home safety and what you can do to make your home safer.

Meets 2:00-3:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Common Conditions of the Aging Eye - Wednesday, January 30
Learn about common eye conditions and treatments, including for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, sagging eyelids, and dry eyes.

Meets 1:00-2:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Healing Through Meditation and Spiritual Wisdom - Friday, February 1
Age gracefully by bringing strength to midlife challenges such as stress, fatigue, and high blood pressure. Simple yoga breathing, visualization, positive affirmations, and meditation. Bring peace to the mind. Ages 18+.

Meets 10:00-11:30am, F, Feb. 2-22, at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Cost is $40. For more information and to register, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Cancer: Prevention vs. Treatment - Tuesday, February 5
Doctors focus on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, but many lifestyle choices can prevent cancer. Investigate a whole-food, plant-based diet and its impact on cancer. Learn new ways to reduce risk.

Meets 6:30-8:30pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655
To Drive or Not to Drive - Wednesday, February 6
Learn statistics about older drivers and how to determine if a loved one is safe to drive, or what restrictions may need to be put in place. Receive help to make driving decisions easier for everyone involved.

Meets 9:00-10:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Grief Meditation - Monday, February 11
The death of a loved one is hard, and many grievers experience anxiety and restlessness. Join us for this guided meditation that helps promote relaxation and healing in the grief journey.

Meets 10:00-10:30am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Advance Care Planning - Tuesday, February 12
The Larimer Advance Care Planning Team can help with advance directives at no cost. Guides offer support in completing advance care plans that represent what is important to individuals by helping understand options, put choices in writing, and share them with family and physicians.

Meets 9:00am-1:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. For more information and to make an appointment, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Bossy Bladder - Wednesday, February 13
A bossy bladder or bowel can stand in the way of life, preventing participation in hobbies and family events. Gain tools to manage the bladder/bowel, take action, and learn how to get control and lead a worry-free life.

Class meets 10:00-11:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to www.fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy - Tuesday, February 19
Coronary artery disease (CAD) can be prevented. Diet is the key. A whole-food, plant-based diet can not only stop, but also may reverse CAD.

Meets 6:30-8:30pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Home Safety - Tuesday, February 19
Learn about home safety and what you can do to make your home safer.

Meets 2:00-3:00pm at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Understanding Speech Therapy - Wednesday, February 20
Speech therapy is often misunderstood as revolving around only one's speaking ability. But speech therapy goes beyond speaking to focus on cognition, swallowing, and other areas.

Meets 9:00-10:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Cultivating Compassion - Thursday, February 21
People are most joyful when being kind and generous to others. Yet barriers to compassion stand in the way, such as a lack of self-compassion. Explore how to free up compassion energy, open hearts, and cultivate greater kindness toward ourselves and others.

Meets 10:30am-noon at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
Laughter Wellness - Sunday, December 1
A series of simple yet profound exercises based on the philosophy of acting happy. Feel good by engaging the body in the physical actions of happiness and relaxation.

Meets Sa, Dec. 1-Feb. 23, 9:00-9:45am at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. No fee. To register and for more information, go to fcgov.com/recreator or call 970-221-6655.
 
 
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