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Aging Well Center Offers Special Programs in January

1/3/2013 11:29:40 AM

Contact: Betsy Clement, 562-4664


Jan.3, 2013

Contact: Betsy Clement (727) 562-4664

Aging Well Center Offers Special January Programs

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Clearwater Aging Well Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd. in the Long Center, is offering varied and unique programs for all audience tastes in January. Highlights include:

SOUTHEASTERN GUIDE DOG ASSOCIATION PRESENTATION: Friday, Jan. 4, 2 to 3 pm. Southeastern Guide Dog puppy raiser, Stephanie Miller, will discuss the program that allows those with visual challenges to maintain their independence with help from service animals. Guide dogs, including Clearwater’s very own city-sponsored service dog, “Coastie,” will be in attendance. Pre-registration suggested. (727) 724-3070. Free.

LIGHTEN UP WITH LAUGHTER: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Therapeutic humor, universal to us all, helps reduce stress, releases endorphins that produce a sense of well-being and exercises the lungs. Pre-registration suggested (727) 724-3070. Free.

LEGAL MATTERS – Know Your Rights as a Consumer: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1 to 2 p.m. This program will discuss collection harassment, ID theft, bankruptcy and rights as a debtor. Presented by attorneys Gary Moore, Karine Gialella, and John Herbst of Gulfcoast Legal Services. Pre-registration suggested. Call (727) 724-3070. Free.

SAFETY TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2 to 3 p.m. Door prizes. Free. WalkWise: Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Cyclists – Lisa Suprenand, University of South Florida’s Center of Urban Transportation Research present this interactive presentation on how to be a safe pedestrian, cyclist and driver. Take the WalkWise pledge and get a reflective backpack. Giveaways and door prizes for participants. The Practical Cyclist – author and bicycle enthusiast Chip Haynes shares tips on rediscovering the joy of bicycling.

THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF STEPHAN ALPERT: Thursday, Jan. 10, 3 to 4 p.m. Broadway actor, soap opera star and decorator for the rich and famous shares stories about his life, his work as an interior decorator for the wealthy and shares his experiences as an acting coach with us. Pre-registration suggested. (727) 724-3070. Free.

OPTIMAL LIVING DAILY – The Longevity Project: Thursday, Jan. 10, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Michael Whalen M.A., LMHC will discuss research about factors that influence living longer. Learn the surprising results and insights from the data; participants will receive “Age Strong! Live Long!” certificates. Pre-registration suggested. (727) 724-3070. Free.

COMPUTER CLASSES: Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Basic Computers – Jan. 10; Internet Basics- Jan 24. Fees apply.

JOIN IN THE STUDY TO TRACK THE AGING WELL CENTER’S PROGRESS: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. USF doctoral student Tiffany Young is performing a study to measure the effects of Aging Well Center programs in participants’ lives. Please join in this important discussion that may have significant impacts on future programming and funding, etc. Pre-registration suggested (727) 724-3070. Free.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: Why Am I So Tired? – Wednesday, Jan. 16; noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Dani Mathew discusses possible reasons for fatigue, how physicians address these concerns and what tests are ordered. On-site screenings by Morton Plant Mease for blood pressure, glucose, sleep issues, and skin cancer. Pre-registration recommended. Call (727) 253-4076. Free.

ACTING CLASS: Thursday, Jan. 17, 31; 3 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy theatrical improvisation while developing your acting technique in this casual setting with Broadway actor and star of One Life to Live, Stephan Alpert. No acting experience needed. Pre-registration required. (727) 724-3070. Fees apply.

ACRYLIC PAINTING – Friday, Jan 18, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Professional artist Karen Baker, CPS, PSA, leads a workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. No prior art experience necessary. Art materials included. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Call (727) 724-3070. Fees apply.

MEDICAL MATTERS: Depression Signs and Treatment – Monday, Jan. 28; 2 to 3 p.m. Dr. Asher Gorelik provides an overview of types of major depression, symptoms and signs and depression’s relation to physical illness. Treatments discussed include counseling, lifestyle, and medications. Pre-registration suggested. Call (727) 253-4076. Free.