Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the Home

Successful Aging in Place: Assistive Technology for Increasing Independence in the Home
Would you like to live at home, as you age? Assistive technology devices can help older adults with getting
around, communicating, and handling routine tasks. Discuss how to implement assistive technology solutions
to address accessibility needs in each room of your home. Explore smart technologies for the home as well
as smartphone applications that can support maintaining independence. Learn about Montgomery County
resources that promote successful aging in place. This course is also suitable for caregivers and children of
aging parents. Maryland residents 60+ pay fee only.
Course: LLI351 4 Hours
15 + 30 fee = 45; NMR add 30
Structured Remote via Zoom
CRN#: 34618 2 Sessions Wednesdays
2/17-2/24 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Celene MoorerRegistration Process During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face registrations are not available until the restrictions are lifted.

If you are registering via mail: Please register as early as possible to allow time for your form to be received. Mail is picked up infrequently and is much slower than usual.

If you want to register online but have problems with the site: Please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188, who will walk you through the process, step by step.

Registration options:

Online: Please visit the link below for Registration Information (including links to detailed online registration instructions).

For assistance with online registration, please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188

Fax: Please fax completed registration form to 240-567-1877

Mail-In*:

Montgomery College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

51 Mannakee Street

Campus Center Room 220

Rockville, Md 20850-1195

Click on this link to register:

https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/registration-information/index.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1292021&utm_medium=email

 

Registration Process During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, face-to-face registrations are not available until the restrictions are lifted.

 

If you are registering via mail: Please register as early as possible to allow time for your form to be received. Mail is picked up infrequently and is much slower than usual.

If you want to register online but have problems with the site: Please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188, who will walk you through the process, step by step.

 

Registration options:

Online: Please visit the link below for Registration Information (including links to detailed online registration instructions).

For assistance with online registration, please contact Customer Service 240-567-5188

Fax: Please fax completed registration form to 240-567-1877

Mail-In*:

Montgomery College

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

51 Mannakee Street

Campus Center Room 220

Rockville, Md 20850-1195

 

*Credit card is the preferred method of payment during COVID-19 due to limited access for bank deposits of checks)

 

Please register at least 3 days before the start of class to ensure your information is provided to your instructor. If you have not received your link by the day before the start of class, please contact our office immediately.

 

Registration information:

https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/workforce-development-continuing-education/registration-information/index.html?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=1292021&utm_medium=email

What is Care Management and Why Do I Need It?

You might be interested in tomorrow’s webinar offered by the Sibley Senior Association, “What is Care Management and Why Do I Need It?”   Friday, May 29, 3-4 PM via Zoom.
You can join the live Zoom webinar on line or over the phone, or you may listen to the recording after the event. In Zoom webinars, you are muted on entry, and may enter questions in the Q&A box.
 and this Password: 274067
Or call  301-715-8592  (enter meeting ID: 938 3190 1833 and Password: 274067) to listen to the presentations over the phone.

Write your own obituary class

 

Saturday February 22 * 1-3pm * $10 * REGISTER

6950 Maple St NW, Washington DC 20012

with Sarah (founder of Death Positive DC and end-of-life doula)

Contact Sarah at sarah@deathpositivedc.com for more information

We will start promptly at 1pm // PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Join me as we learn about obituaries and have a go at writing our own.

We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the history of obits and we’ll read some obituaries (with an emphasis on ones written by the person who died).

Then I’ll provide different writing exercises we can try. We will write and discuss, and then have a second round of writing and discussion. I’ll be available for one-on-one help.

At the end of the workshop, people can read their obits to the group (optional, of course!).

Please bring paper and pen or a laptop for writing. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

 

Sex and Aging – Embracing the Beauty of the Aging Body Feb. 29, 2020

Sex & Aging – Embracing the Beauty of the Aging Body
Saturday | Feb. 29 | 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sibley Memorial Hospital | 5255 Loughboro Road, NW | Building A | Conference Room 1
Speaker: Melanie Davis, Ph.D. | Cost: $15
Light refreshments served at 2:30 p.m.
Melanie Davis, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor for graduate programs at Drexel University and Widener University, and has taught at Moravian Theological Seminary, Moravian College and Marymount Manhattan College. She is the program manager for the Our Whole Lives program of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and author of Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Older Adults.
Dr. Davis is a certified sexuality educator supervisor through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is on the editorial advisory board of the American Journal of Sexuality Education; the Advisory Council of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, and is the co-president of the Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener University.
Topics include:
• Embrace and Enjoy Your Aging Body
• Safer Sex for Seniors
• Desire and Pleasure
 
 
There will be time during the conference to visit the resource expo.  Call 202-364-7602 to register before February 21. Free parking for attendees who register in advance. 
 
Please note: Entrance to our visitor parking garage is on Dalecarlia Parkway (near the intersection of Dalecarlia Parkway and Loughboro Road, NW). Building A is next to the visitor parking garage.
 
 

Noteworthy Sculptures at Rock Creek Cemetery

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Rock Creek Cemetery’s park-like setting is graced with beautiful sculptures, mausoleums, monuments, and markers, many of which are the works of famous artisans and landscape architects.

Among the most visited is the evocative, cloaked bronze sculpture crafted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White for Marian Hooper, “Clover” Adams and her husband, Henry Adams. Although the sculpture is known colloquially as Grief, its true name is The Mystery of the Hereafter and the Peace of God that Passeth Understanding.

Also of note are the Hitt, Hardon, Kauffman, Keep and Thompon-Harding monuments, and the Heurich and Sherwood mausoleums.

NOTEWORTHY SCULPTORS AT ROCK CREEK CEMETERY

  • Gutzon Borglum, Rabboni-Ffoulke Memorial, 1909
  • James Earle Fraser, Frederick Keep Monument, 1920
  • Lauran Gardin Fraser, Hitt Memorial, 1931
  • William Ordway Partridge, Kauffman Memorial 1897 (also known as Seven Ages and Memory)
  • Brenda Putnam, Simon Memorial, 1917
  • Vinnie ReamEdwin B. Hay Monument, 1906
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Adams Memorial, 1890
  • Mary Washburn, Waite Memorial, 1908
  • Adolph Alexander Weinman, Spencer Memorial, 1919

https://www.stpaulsrockcreek.org/breathtaking-sculpture/

All-Day Smithsonian Workshop on Religious Views of Death

Death and Beyond: Comparative Reflections on World Religious Traditions

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Issues of death, dying, and the meaning of life—and the afterlife—hold key places in the belief systems of the major religious traditions of the world. Graham M. Schweig, a professor of philosophy and religion at Christopher Newport University, surveys differing visions of these themes from a variety of Eastern and Western cultural perspectives. Stories, teachings, and rituals from the major faiths, as well as contemporary interpretations, are examined to illuminate the ultimate life event: death.

9:30–10:45 a.m. Overview: Comparative Religions and Life After Death

What is religion? And what is the role of death, dying, and the afterlife in world religions?  Explore these topics as well as conceptions of the soul and the human struggle for purpose and meaning among the three major global religious systems.

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Semitic Traditions

Visions of death and the afterlife from the ancient Middle Eastern traditions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: key figures and tenets.

12:15–1:30 p.m.  Lunch (participants provide their own).

1:30–2:45 p.m. East Asian Traditions

Conceptions of death and the afterlife in Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and Buddhism.

3–4:15 p.m. South Asian Traditions and Modern Reflections

Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism are examined, as well as contemporary interpretations of themes on death, dying, and the afterlife.

To purchase tickets online, click on the following link:

https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/death-and-beyond-comparative-reflections-on-world-religious-traditions?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OCT19eASmartSaturdays10.19.19&utm_content=version_A&promo=247468

 

Judy Chicago–The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

There is a new Judy Chicago exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  The Washington Post Weekend Section (10/11/19) says:

“The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction,” at the National Museum of Women in the arts, consists of nearly 40 works of painted porcelain and glass, plus two large sculptures.  It’s divided into three sequential sections: “Stages of Dying,” “Mortality,” and “Extinction.”  Chicago’s new series is “luminous,” according to exhibition curator Virginia Treanor.  “I think it’s going to be a really contemplative experience,” she said.  People will be moved by it, for sure.

The exhibit lasts through January 10th.  To learn more about the exhibit, click on the following link:  https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/judy-chicago-the-end