Fayette Senior Services releases August community calendar

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Fayette Senior Services Special Events/Programs – Community Calendar Listings August 2022

Fayette County and the Civil War – Tuesday, August 2 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Fayette County is full of history and it falls nothing short of that when talk of the Civil War comes up. John Lynch is here to shed light on the men of Fayette County who helped furnish the Confederate Army. Even more, he will tell stories about the events that took place right here in Fayette County during the occupation of Georgia by General Sherman. 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.

In the Forecast – Thursday, August 4 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: The National Weather Service, located in our back yard right here in Peachtree City, will share their expertise in determining our weather every day. Get a look at the science behind the forecast procedure and how the weather is predicted, what types of services they provide to the Weather Channel and news stations, what tools they use to provide us alerts, and more. 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.  

On the Defense – Wednesday, August 10 – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: The building blocks to self-defense are important to focus on and Patrick Boyd is here to share those tools. Situational awareness, confidence, and peace of mind are three important parts to self-defense and this class will get us on the right track to protecting ourselves. This hands-on seminar will demonstrate basic moves as well as educate us on ways to avoid and lower our chances of danger. This is a low-impact class and will not be high stress on your body. 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: Mind Over Matter – Wednesday, August 10 – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: 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 hear about the cyclical nature of anxiety and its impact on our health. Learn how mindfulness practices can help to break this self-defeating pattern and practice loving-kindness meditation techniques. 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 Forensic Sketch – Tuesday, August 16 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Join Kelly Lawson, Forensics Artist with the GBI, as she shares about her extremely interesting career. As Kelly says, “Welcome to my madness, a method that cannot be taught.” Hear stories about her time in this incredible job of sketching criminals to help the GBI. 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 welcome. www.Fayss.org

Unburying Westview – Wednesday, August 17 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: In 1884, several leading citizens purchased 577 acres to open the now historic Westview Cemetery, located in Atlanta. The rolling terrain, part of which was a site in the Civil War battle of Ezra Church, became the final resting place for more than 100,000 people. Many prominent locals are buried here today and it is home to one of that nation’s largest mausoleums. In addition to the astounding history of this cemetery, Westview also dabbled in many other adventures around the area. Author and historian Jeff Clemmons, with The Westview Cemetery, traces the history of this treasured necropolis and it’s founders. 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 welcome. www.Fayss.org.  

All the Crave – Friday, August 19 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Cravings…you can’t seem to beat them? They come out of nowhere and build and build until you cave! Sound familiar? Join Kathryn Martin, Health and Life Coach with Well Fit Journeys, as she shares the secrets to beating these unwanted cravings. Discover why we crave things and it always seems to be the unhealthy items and gets tips on healthy sweet ideas, drinks alternatives, and substitutes for healthier options. She’ll also share ways to curb those cravings both physically and mentally once and for all. 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: Caregiver Workshop – Tuesday, August 23 – 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming. Discover the value of your role as a caregiver and gain insight on dementia. Learn signs and symptoms, develop skills for communication techniques that lead to enhanced care, get tips for elder care law, and hear about community resources available. Speakers include: a Piedmont Fayette Hospital Primary Care Physician, Alzheimer’s Association manager Deborah Cotton, Fayette Senior Services Case Manage Iris Harris, and attorney Victoria Farrell with Fayette Law Group. 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 welcome. www.Fayss.org.  

Fins Up – Friday, August 26 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Explore the biology and anatomy of sharks as you investigate these fascinating creatures. Discover Science Center Peachtree City brings us this interesting marine science adventure as they bring in a persevered shark for us to learn with. Through this spiny dogfish shark, you’ll be able to discover more about shark’s teeth, skin, anatomy and more through hands-on experience and microscope slides! This program is $10. 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 welcome. www.Fayss.org.  

Stolen Baby: The Untold Story – Wednesday, August 31 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Devy Eyler, someone you would think just another member of the community, is one with a special story. A story that even she couldn’t imagine until the facts were placed in front of her. Devy is one of many babies stolen at birth as part of the Georgia Tann and The Tennessee Children’s Home Society operation. She is here to share her story that is full of emotion with memories, discovery, her journey to finding her birth family, and how her life was forever changed. 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 welcome. www.Fayss.org.