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Lourie Center Celebrates Older Americans Month

May 1, 2019

Lourie Center Celebrates Older Americans Month

Each May, the Lourie Center joins the nation in a celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

· Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.

· Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.

· Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives.

The Lourie Center offers an ongoing schedule of fitness, educational, creative classes and events for older adults. The following events are scheduled for May and are free, unless noted, and open to the public. Registration for events to

Lunchtime Lecture
Thursday May 2, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
"Preplanning Retirement Years to Give Your Family Peace of Mind"
Lunch and beverages provided.

Skin Health Workshop
Monday May 6, 11 am-12:30 pm
Kathy Foster, Advanced Product Consultant, Mary Kay. Put your best face forward and let's talk about skin care! This is for men AND women. Learn how to properly cleanse your face, use a charcoal mask, hydrate your face and moisturize your hands using Mary Kay products. We will have light snacks and bottles of water.

Lunchtime Lecture
Thursday May 9, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
"An Affordable Solution to Aging in Place"
Mary Kessler of The FriendShip. Tea and cookies provided

Lunchtime Lecture
Thursday May 16, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
"South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program"
Casi Sims of the South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program. Telephone equipment for hearing and/or speech impaired individuals.

Living Life Fully Discussion
Saturday , May 18, 10 am - 1 pm
Bill Patterson, Peace and Patience Group.

Words & Wine
Tuesday, May 21, 6-8 pm
Schan B. Ellis, Author and Life Coach. Ellis is passionate about teaching women and girls how to transform from the inside out, to live a life of clarity, confidence, and authenticity. Her latest book, Being Woman, is for women who are ready to be courageous, be divinely connected, and be self-assured in their power. Light refreshments and wine are provided. $5 suggested donation. All are welcome. Live music provided by Ken & Igor, an extraordinary jazz and fusion guitar duo.

Lunchtime Lecture
Thursday May 23, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
“Falls Prevention and Falls Assessment”

Lunchtime Lecture
Thursday May 30, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
"Navigating the Overwhelming Route of Senior Resources"
Questions to ask, checklists on what is needed, and how to advocate for your loved one. Refreshments provided.

Stephanie Benjamin, Director of Programs and Communications
Stephanie Benjamin
(803) 779-1971