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Navigating Long-Term Care
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Navigating Long-Term Care

Free

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

$10

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

$5

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.

The Art of Condolence Letter Writing

$6

with Sarah Crews

Calendar Feb 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

"There is little to say, Mr. Gilbert, when the heart is bruised." ~Emily Dickinson If you've ever sat down to write a condolence letter and were at a loss for words, you're not alone. In this class we'll take a look at condolence letters from writers throughout history to find the inspiration we need to get words on the page in times of sorrow. Bring a notebook and your favorite writing tool.

Register by Feb. 16

Instructor Sarah Crews is a death educator, home funeral guide, natural burial advocate and host of the podcast, “A Path Home.”

Fertilizing Turf, Plants and Trees Around Your Property

$10

with Darrin Wright

Calendar Feb 24, 2020 at 7 pm

A fertilizer is any material, natural or synthetic, applied to plants and soil to provide nutrients. Join experienced instructor and landscaper, Darrin Wright in this basic fertilizer class. He will share his tips and tricks for using fertilizers around the house, and answer your questions about fertilizer types and proper applications for turf, plants and trees. In addition, you'll learn methods of application, about equipment to use and how to read fertilizer labels.

Register by Feb. 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.

Tree & Shrub Care 101: Managing Your Plant Investments

$5

with Jason Graves

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 6 pm

Trees and shrubs can represent a large investment of time and money for many homeowners. Just like any other investment, it is important to take an active stance toward protecting the health and longevity of the trees and shrubs that provide many ongoing benefits for local homes, farms and businesses. In this class we will take a thorough look at tree and shrub care with added emphasis on a proactive and preventative approaches to avoid many common problems. With this knowledge tailored for our local environment, you'll be prepared to take the next step toward the proper care of your own trees and shrubs. You will receive a native containerized tree or shrub from the Kansas Forest Service.

Register by March 28

Jason studied horticulture at Kansas State University and his degree is in Landscape and Turf Management. He worked in the plant health field for several years before becoming Horticulture Agent with K-State Research and Extension in the Central Kansas District. He is an active gardener himself and enjoys the work of helping other area residents find ways to grow their plants in the diverse and often challenging Kansas climate.

Your Credit Matters: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores

Free

with Deb Wood

Calendar Apr 6, 2020 at 6 pm

Is your credit score keeping you from achieving your goals? If you are seeking a job, a credit card, renting or buying a home, you know by now that your credit will either help you or hurt you. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about credit reporting, scoring and how your actions impact your reports. This class is a must if you are applying for credit of any type. Don’t wait to find out the hard way. Learn all about the ins and outs of credit and how to restore your score!

Register by April 3

Instructor Deb Wood serves as the Family Resource Management agent for K-State Research and Extension Central Kansas District office serving Saline and Ottawa counties. She earned her master’s degree in personal financial planning from Kansas State University, and is a Certified Financial Planner™.





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