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Senior Notes

October 14, 2010
  • Members of the Needle Arts Group present a "comfort shawl" for patients at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach oncology unit. Pictured are, top row, from left: Pat Randel, Dona Harmon; Jan Brown, a nurse from Mission Hospital; Anne Kopchinski; Jean Arovas; Maureen Somodi; Maria Martini; Lisa Triebwasser; Marilyn Berg. Bottom row, from left: Diane McPherson, Juneann Pribram and Jan Scherer.
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Current events discussion

A Current Events Discussion Group meets every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St., Laguna Beach. The group consists of about 10 to 15 people who bring in a news article to discuss. A group facilitator helps to guide the discussion. The entire community is invited to participate. For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or visit http://www.thesusiq.org

Needle Art Group meets

Knitters and crocheters are invited to meet once a month to learn new skills and collaborate on projects to benefit the community. The Needle Arts Group meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on the last Friday of the month, except during November and December, when the group will be meeting Nov. 19 and Dec.17. For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or visit http://www.thesusiq.org

Estate planning offered

Local attorney R. Lee Andersen is available to assist individuals with questions on elder law, estate administration, estate planning, Medi-Cal, and conservatorships from 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or visit http://www.thesusiq.org

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Alzheimer's care workshop

The Alzheimer's Association and ResCare Home Care have teamed up to present a workshop for family caregivers who have recently hired in-home care for their loved one or have moved their loved one to a care facility. The seminar, "Building a Care Partnership: Protecting Loved Ones Together," will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or visit http://www.thesusiq.org

Osteoporosis seminar slated

Geeta Singh, MSPT, will provide free information on osteoporosis, including: What is osteoporosis, the risk factors that you can and cannot control, bone structure and development, bone nutrition, medication options, and how exercise can impact bone health. The seminar will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wed., Oct. 20 at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or visit http://www.thesusiq.org

Alzheimer's Caregiver support

Those whose loved ones are affected by Alzheimer's Disease are invited to an informational meeting and informal monthly discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Susi Q. Vic Mazmanian, volunteer support group leader, will share strategies on how to deal with your loved one who is affected by the disease. For more information, call (949) 497-2441 or visit http://www.thesusiq.org

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