Fayette Senior Services releases July community calender

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July 2022

The Travel Bug: International – Thursday, July 7 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: The travel bug has bitten, and if it hasn’t yet, it will after you hear from travel agent Amy Metzger with Travel Edge! Now that world seems to finally be open again, join in to hear about some amazing options for travel to unique and wondrous places around the world. Get your passports ready for those stamps and explore some great places for international vacation plans. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.  

The Right State of Mind: Breathe It Out – Thursday, July 7 – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: The mind-body connection can be powerful and at the core of this is mindfulness, surging in popularity over the recent years. Mindfulness techniques can help improve health in many ways. Join Piedmont Women’s Heart Program Coordinator Avril James and learn how stress impacts our bodies directly and how mindfulness practices can help alleviate the negative effects of stress. Practice diaphragmatic breathing and walking meditation during this session. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.

The Stunt Double – Friday, July 8 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Stuntwoman Shauna Galligan shares the story of her experiences in the film industry over the years. For more than 13 years, Shauna has been a stunt double in over 90 features; including shows like CSI, The Walking Dead, and Bones and several of the Avenger’s movies, The Divergent Series, and more notable titles. Discover what goes into this fascinating career and the adrenaline rush that comes with this high stake job. Shauna will also share some of her favorite stories from over the years. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.

A Painting of Georgia – Monday, July 11 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: If you appreciate art, you’ll more than appreciate this guide to Georgia’s most acknowledged and famous painters. Kathleen Brewer strokes through history with stories and paintings of some of the most well-known artists of our home state. Discover how art styles have changed through time and learn about some of the folk artists that have called Fayette County home. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.   

Let Freedom Sing – Friday, July 15 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Sit and back and enjoy a mini concert by the talented Nancy Davis. Nancy will perform a beautiful concert with a collection of some of her favorite songs and some patriotic tunes sprinkled in. A treat for the ears for an afternoon of music you won’t want to miss out on! This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.  

The Medicine of the Mind – Monday, July 18 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Music is powerful, in more ways than you could imagine. It connects us, sparks memories, provides therapy resources, and the list goes on. Music can help us in our everyday lives and has a variety of surprising health benefits you would never think of. Research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, improve pain, help with sleep quality, strengthen memory and so much more. Natalie Kirk with Small Steps Music explores the many benefits of music for health and wellness.  This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org

You Make Me Pop – Friday, July 22 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Who doesn’t love a sweet treat every once a while. Have you tried one of the newest crazes, a cake pop, yet? Karol Sherling with PTC Sweets brings out the goods to show us what all the hype is really about. These adorable cake bites are formed and styled as a lollipop, mixing cake crumbs with icing and formed in a small sphere and dipped to create a coating of savory icing. Learn the art of making these homemade treats and create 4 of them yourself to eat up during class or take home to enjoy later. This program is $15. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Call 770-461-0813 or stop by either location to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.  

Hometown History – Friday, July 22 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Established in 1821, Fayette County is full of rich history that has made it into the place it is today. After the 1821 land lottery when the United States signed a treaty with the Creek Indian people for the cession of a large portion of their land, Fayette County was created as the 49th county in Georgia. Susan Sloan with the Fayette County Historical Society tells the story of how we became! From the naming of our county in honor of Marquis De LaFayette who aided George Washington in the Revolutionary War and the heritage surrounding our great county, Fayette’s beginnings are full of intriguing details combined to tell a story for the ages. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.

The Art of Cajun Cooking – Monday, July 25 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Contrary to popular belief, there is a science behind perfecting the flavor-packed tastes of Cajun cooking. Creating a mix of the best ingredients to bring together the perfect blend of spice and flavor to your meal is a talent, but one you can learn! Anne Lord with The Real Cajun Market teaches us the art of Cajun cooking! Discover how to add spice and flavor to dishes, ways to incorporate sausages, chicken, and seafood, and how to craft a great Cajun meal from your home kitchen. Enjoy a tasting of a few of The Real Cajun Market’s infamous sausages. This program is FREE but pre-registration is required. Call 770-461-0813 or email register@fayss.org (include name, phone number, and event title) to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.   

Lunch & Learn: The Farm to Table Way – Tuesday, July 26 – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: The farm-to-table way of thinking focuses on using extremely fresh ingredients that have been barely modified, sometimes offered raw just a few feet from where they grew. Learn about the health benefits of embracing this philosophy with an emphasis on freshness, seasonality, local availability, and simple preparations. Speakers include: Scott Tyson – Owner of 180 Degree Farms, Registered Dietician Corey Tolbert – Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and Rebecca Jacobs, Erin Guy, and Rick Minter with Georgia Farm Bureau. Enjoy a farm-fresh lunch and a delicious summer dessert! This program is part of the 2022 FSS and Piedmont Fayette Hospital Wellness Series. This program is $15 and includes lunch. Pre-registration is required and payment must be made at the time of registration. Call 770-461-0813 or stop by either location to register. FSS members and non-members are welcome. www.Fayss.org.