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Navigating Long-Term Care
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Navigating Long-Term Care


with Paul Myers

Calendar Jan 23, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Navigating Long-Term Care is a class that is intended for anyone interested in learning more about assisted living and long-term care. We will discuss the terminology used in the industry. We will learn the differences in Medicare and Medicaid and how to use these to your advantage when choosing long-term care. This class will also offer some helpful advice when it comes to empowering you and your loved ones, ensuring they are receiving the best care possible, taught by Paul Myers director of Dignity Care Home.

Register by Jan. 16

Paul Myers is executive director, adult care home operator and a licensed practical nurse at Dignity Care Home in Salina. He has more than nine years of experience running his family-owned residential health care facility. Paul is knowledgeable about Medicaid, specifically the HCBS program, and helps families with the difficult application process. He also runs admissions, tours, HR, family relations and helps with the spenddown process.

Seven Basic Concepts for Xeriscape and Native Landscaping


with Darrin Wright

Calendar Jan 28, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

With an ever-changing climate and uncertain water issues, now is the time to rethink how and why the standard status symbol of a “green fescue lawn” is not appropriate and costs your time, money and precious natural resources. Let instructor Darrin Wright help you start a new way of thinking and landscaping the space around you and your home. The best part is you can make a difference by planting using this new, improved and efficient way to landscape. Topics covered will include planning and design, soil preparation, irrigation, mulches, plants and plant zones, turf areas and maintenance.

Register by Jan. 21

Instructor Darrin Wright has worked in the horticulture field for 26 years and in arboriculture for 16 years. Darrin is a certified Kansas arborist, nurseryman and landscaper. He is a past president, board member and current member of the Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association. Darrin enjoys helping others by sharing his knowledge and experience with those wanting to create their own landscapes.

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Making End-of-Life Decisions Meeting 2
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Making End-of-Life Decisions Meeting 2


with Sarah Crews and Lea Borst

Advance Directives are legal documents which allow you to share your own decisions for end-of-life care. In this course, we will review the documents to complete your living will and consider who to appoint as your “agent” or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions. We will provide information on how to have conversations about the topic with your family, your agent and your physician. You’ll learn about the Transportable Physicians Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP), another important document to ensure that your wishes are respected as “doctor’s orders” if you are in a medical setting at the end-of-life. Other topics of discussion will include understanding the Do Not Resuscitate order and when to complete it, and making informed decisions about medical interventions. Funeral planning forms will be provided. Bring your questions to one of these informative sessions for instructors Sarah Crews and Lea Borst.

Register by Jan. 22

Instructor Sarah Crews holds a Master of Arts in end-of-life care. She is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, a nonprofit organization providing education to communities and families about in-home, after-death care. She is also the director of Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, an all-natural cemetery in Central Kansas. Sarah has assisted people in filling out advance directives since 2011.

Lea Borst has been a nurse for 24 years working mostly as an Emergency Nurse. She is currently the Director of Care Management at Salina Regional Health Center and is passionate about patients’ rights, including the right to make informed decisions about their care and the need to make these decisions for themselves while they are able to.

Centering Meditation Series 1


with Philip Meckley

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

As an introduction to centering meditation, this class is designed to give a weekly silent time and still space for the purposes of contemplative centering. Philip will provide students instruction on centering meditation and contemplative silence. Please bring a comfortable cushion to sit on the floor during meditation. If physical requirements limit your ability to sit on the floor, meditation seated in a chair is perfectly appropriate. You need not belong to a specific religious discipline in order to participate.

Register by Jan. 31

Instructor Philip Meckley, Ph.D., is a Professor of religion and philosophy at Kansas Wesleyan University. He enjoys a daily meditation practice in his free time and facilitating group meditation.

V-Day String Art Project


with Megan Haden

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm

V-Day String Art Project: 7.5-by-18-inches - will come pre-stained, we will just do the string art together! Do you need some grown-up craft time? Join Megan Haden at her Blue Barn Door {studio} for these sophisticated step-by-step projects you will create and take home at the end of the evening. Your project will be ready to display in your home or give as a gift. Megan provides all the supplies you’ll need, and you will get to choose your favorite colors and sayings for customizing each project to your taste. Crafting aprons are available. You’re welcome to BYOB!

Register by Jan. 30

Megan Haden is an instructor at Blue Barn Door {studio}. Megan has been painting signs for several years and loves to help others create. Blue Barn Door {studio} focuses on step-by-step guided instruction in a fun and stress-free environment; bring your friends or come solo and unleash your creativity! And don't worry, Megan is experienced at working even “craft challenged” students through all the steps and techniques that will allow you to have a project that you are proud of.

Beginning Spanish Plus


with Dina Girón

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Don’t stop with just one Spanish class! This class is for those who have taken a beginning Spanish course and want to continue to progress in understanding, reading and speaking Spanish. You will build on what you have learned and move toward increasing vocabulary, using verbs and developing your skill and comfort with Spanish. If you have taken Beginning Spanish with CLASS, the book you received will be your workbook. If not, we will have extra copies available for you. Also, bring your Spanish-English dictionary, notebook and pen. Please remember that learning a new language requires practice and dedication. For the fastest progress through Beginning Spanish Plus, set aside 20 minutes twice a week to practice outside of class.

Register by Jan. 28

Instructor Dina Girón was born and raised in El Salvador and has been living in Salina since 1997. She wants to give everyone a chance to learn a second language, English or Spanish, and looks forward to teaching you too.

Genealogy: Beginning to Know Your Family


with Kathy Mastin

Calendar Feb 4, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Looking to begin the exploration into your family’s history and learning how to document your findings? Join instructor and enthusiastic genealogy hobbyist Kathy Mastin in this four-part class, and begin your family history journey with an experienced guide. Using checklists, forms and writing stories, Kathy will show you how to get started. From there you’ll learn how to research, document resources and how to talk to relatives. Kathy will help you explore economical options for compiling your information and incorporating photos and stories chronologically.

Register by Feb. 3

Instructor Kathy Mastin has a B.S. in education with a minor in art from Kansas Wesleyan University. She has researched genealogy for herself and others for many years. Her love of family and history started at a young age, listening to her grandparents talk about their lives and ancestors as they made their way across the Atlantic, and generations later, making their way to Kansas. Kathy also enjoys embroidery and has made over 30 quilts

Zumba Gold Series 1


with Angelina Lawrence

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 9:15 am, runs for 4 weeks

This easy-to-follow program lets you get moving at your own speed. Zumba® Gold is a fitness program designed to take exciting Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original Zumba® and bring them to the active older adult, beginners or those not used to exercising. Created to emphasize the basics, Zumba® Gold is guaranteed to provide you with a safe and effective total body workout.

Register by Feb. 2

Instructor Angelina Lawrence has been a certified Zumba® Instructor since 2010. She has always loved dance, and joining the YMCA in 2006 is what introduced her to Zumba®. She is now certified in Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold and Aqua Zumba. Angelina loves helping people improve their health and fitness through this exciting dance style.

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