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Dementia 101

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The number of Canadians living with dementia is expected to more than double within a generation. Enhance your understanding about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in this learning series. In the first session, participants will learn about the difference between normal aging and dementia, the importance of early diagnosis, different types of dementia, the impact of changes to the brain, and the warning signs. In the second session, the focus will be on changes in the brain, the symptoms of dementia, communication techniques, help in understanding behavioural changes and what we can do to reduce our risk of developing this disease. This course will allow you to gain valuable insight and learn how you can understand and support people with dementia and their families. Class Size: Max. 20


Class Size: Maximum 20
DEMENTIA
Course Cost: $35.00 + HST(13% ) = $39.55

LOCATION:
Chatham Retirement Resort
25 Keil Dr. N.

Class Dates:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
from: 1:30PM until 3:30PM

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
from: 1:30PM until 3:30PM



Course Manager: Anne Gooch
Instructor: Tara Seney
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTE: A graduate from the U of W, Tara is the Public Education Manager and First Link® k Coordinator at the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent where she’s worked for 7 years.  Tara also has 15 years’ experience working within various retirement facilities throughout Chatham Kent. It is her aspiration to improve the quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


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Lawn Bowling for Beginners

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This course will introduce participants to an outdoor sport that can be played by almost any person. It is both recreational and social. We will include discussions about equipment, characteristics of the pitch, game procedures, etiquette and the basic rules, including the order of play, skip’ s signals, scoring and the procedure for bowl delivery. The second class will include on the pitch experience and a game with participants and instructors. Class Size: Min.8-Max.20


#1: The Game                                       #2: On the Pitch


Class Size: Maximum 20
LAWN BOWLING
Course Cost: $35.00 + HST(13% ) = $39.55

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Tilbury Lawn Bowling Club
18-22 Stewart St.

Class Dates:
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
from: 2:00PM until 4:00PM

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
from: 2:00PM until 4:00PM



Course Manager: Alice Silcox
Instructor: John Fantin
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTE: John is a retired business owner who continues to volunteer in assisting local organizations in providing quality of life for all citizens. He has been involved in lawn bowling for 16 years and maintains the bowling greens at the Tilbury lawn bowling club. He serves on the Chatham-Kent Senior games and is president of the Tilbury Lawn Bowling Club.


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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, & Thyme: Making & Using Your Own Herb Blends to Enhance Your Cooking

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Many of us are trying to cook healthier meals using less salt, oil, and highly processed food than we have in the past. As a result we often find ourselves settling for bland food, or food that that is too highly spiced to enjoy. Using appropriate herbs and herb blends lends flavour to otherwise ordinary meals. Knowing what herb and spice combinations will enhance, rather than overpower, the food will allow you to enjoy tasty healthy meals every day. Instead of looking for the right blend in the grocery store or searching through your own spice rack for different jars of herbs to season your food, make your life easier. Learn how to use some basic herb blends. Each participant will make at least two blends to use at home. Class Size: Max. 15


Class Size: Maximum 15
PARSLEY & SAGE
Course Cost + Material/Trip Fee(s): $25.00 + $7.08 + HST(13% ) = $36.25

LOCATION:
Chatham Retirement Resort
25 Keil Dr. N.

Class Date:
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
from: 1:00PM until 3:00PM



Course Manager: Anne Gooch
Instructor: Alice Silcox
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTE: Alice, a retired teacher, grew up in Windsor but most of her relatives lived on farms in SW Ontario. As a child, she learned to cook with mixtures of fresh herbs and spices. One of her earliest memories is of her mother asking her to go out into the backyard and gather some spearmint to flavour fresh peas and new potatoes. Her Grandmonther also taught her how to use simple combinations of herbs to enhance soups, stews and casseroles.


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Samuel Taylor Coleridge & The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was born in 1772 and died in 1834, is one of the most famous of the English poets. He is also remembered as a philosopher, literary critic, enthralling speaker, and opium addict. The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner is his most famous poem. The talk consists of a reading of the poem and a description of Coleridge’s life and times. Both the times and his life were eventful and tumultuous: religious upheaval, radical politics, the Romantic movement in the arts, anarchism, and the French Revolution. “Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” Class Size: Min: 10 – Max. 20


Class Size: Maximum 20
SAMUEL TAYLOR
Course Cost: $25.00 + HST(13% ) = $28.25

LOCATION:
Chatham Retirement Resort
25 Keil Dr. N.

Class Date:
Monday, October 3rd, 2016
from: 2:00PM until 4:00PM



Course Manager: Beverlee Bodnar
Instructor: Clair Culliford
BIO NOTES:

BIO NOTE: Clair recently moved to Chatham. He has been a poet, an actor, a tutor, a dishwasher, and a jotter-down of ideas. He is currently the proprietor of The Veranda in downtown Chatham.


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