Alzheimer’s Education Series

Tuesdays at 2:00 pm
Main Library

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  • November 21st  – The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.  This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. The program explores the difference between memory loss brought about by normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  Register online.
  • November 28th  – Effective Communication Strategies.  Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Register online.
  • December 5th – Dementia Conversations. This workshop offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.  Register online.
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Free Legal Clinic

Thursdays at 5:30 -7:00pm
Main Library

The clinic will provide legal consultations in various areas of law. The consultations are free, but you must call the Legal Project at 518-435-1770 to make an appointment.

Upcoming schedule for 2017:

  • December 7th

The consultations are free, but call the Legal Project at 435-1770 to make an appointment.

 

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Guided Meditation

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Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Main Library (courtyard – weather permitting, reading room during inclement weather)

Learn a surprisingly simple yet powerful practice that can help your reduce stress, get recharged, experience overall improved physical health and possibly get you “blissed-out” all while sitting comfortably in a chair. Led by Michael Fuselli, with over 30 years of meditation teaching and practice experience. Beginners always welcome. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary!

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Understanding Shakespeare: “Measure for Measure”

Thursdays, November 9th – December 14th (no class November 23rd) at 6:30 pm
Main Library

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This will be a five-session program on reading Shakespeare’s great comedy, Measure for Measure. In each of the five weeks we will discuss Shakespeare’s comedy Measure for Measure, one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put Measure for Measure in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other comedies and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and professor at Siena College will lead this workshop. Please read Act One for the first session on November 9th.  Register online.

 

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Guided Meditation Classes

Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

meditationAre you interested in learning how to relax your mind and body? Come to a safe place to let go of your cares and worries and even have fun! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, all are welcome. Led by Ray Reuter from the Empowerment Exchange.

This program is free and open to the public. This is a drop-in class and no registration is needed.

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Adult GED and ESOL Classes

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Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Lansingburgh Branch

Questar III will be holding High School Equivalency classes. Call Questar III at 479-6838 for more information or to register.

 

 

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