Fayette Senior Services announces April calendar listings

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April 2023

Jokes On You – Tuesday, April 4 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: There is no better way to spend April Fool’s day then laughing the afternoon away. Come on down for an afternoon full of laughter. Local comedian Jimmy Bates will be cracking jokes for some side-splitting fun. Enjoy humorous, family-friendly jokes, much like the style of famous comedian Minnie Pearl. You’ll be rolling on the floor laughing! 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.

Mayor’s State of the City Address – Friday, April 7 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Join Peachtree City Mayor Kim Learnard as she provides a State of the City address. Hear updates on Peachtree City happenings and what is planned for now and the future. Enjoy this chance to get to know Mayor Learnard and discover what exciting things are to come. 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.

One Smart Cookie – Wednesday, April 12 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: She’s just as sweet as her cookies, and she is here to share the secrets – well only a few – to creating the most delicious cookies. Join Wendy Alba, owner of Wendy’s Cookie Studios as she shares her story. From baking as a hobby to being crowned the winner of the Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2022, Wendy will tell about her experience and give tips to decorating cookies like a champ! 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.

Connecting the Docs – Wednesday, April 12 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Advocating for yourself as a patient is so important! You are your biggest voice. When life may bring you into a hospital setting, knowing certain information about what to expect as a patient will help you and your loved ones navigate the experience. Join Piedmont Fayette Hospital Patient Advocate, Patty Farber, to discuss your rights as a patients, what questions to ask, and how to best advocate for yourself with your medical care team. This program is part of the 2023 Piedmont Wellness Series. 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.

Senior Moments – Thursday, April 20 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: We all kid about our “senior moments” – those times we can’t recall something familiar or losing our car keys for the third time this week. Some cognitive slow-down is to be expected as we age, but what’s normal and what’s not? Dr. Alfonso Martinez from The Neuropsychology Center will be here to help us distinguish between a “senior moment” and the first signs of more serious memory issues. 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.

Just Shred It: Shredding Services – Friday, April 21 – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Fayette Senior Services will have a shredding truck from A1 Shredding on site to take care of your shredding needs. Bring in your papers needing to be shred and have taken care of at a convenient and familiar site. FSS will not be handling any of your papers; each member is responsible for taking their shredding out to the trucks directly. This event is sponsored and made possible by Merrill Lynch – The Truitt Group. 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.

Pour Decisions – Friday, April 21 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: Pinky out and bottoms up as we dive into the world of wines. Somekos Thompson with One Hope Wine will share details on all the different types of wines. Learn what makes each one so unique, the differences between whites and reds and sweet vs dry, as well as some fine tips on great food pairings with the different kinds. This is only information based, no tastings will be done. 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.

Worry Wart – Wednesday, April 26 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Anxiety, worry, stress – they are all around us and sometimes for good reason. But what about those times when they just make us feel stuck? Did you know that over 90% of the things people worry about don’t come true or ever affect them. Yet, many stay stuck in a pattern of constant worry. Chuck Lenahan, owner and lead therapist with Insight Out Therapeutics will talk about how to get away from the emotional mindset that overrides the rational side of our brain, takes hold, and never seems to let go. He will offer tips and tricks designed to pull us out of our “emotional mind” into the “wise mind” to manage the mind and expectations in order to bring peacefulness and acceptance. This program is FREE to attend but payment will be made to truck directly for lunch. Pre-registration is encouraged. 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.

CSI: Fayetteville – Thursday, April 27 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Fayetteville location at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive: It’s time to put on your detective hat as Officer Scott Israel with the Fayetteville Police Department debriefs what it takes to crack a case. Discover how this field of Crime Scene Investigation works, what all is involved when working in forensic, and what it takes to unravel and put the pieces together to figure out a crime. Scott’s will share some of the most interesting closed cases he’s dealt with. 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.

You Are What You Eat – Friday, April 28 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fayette Senior Services (FSS) – Peachtree City location at The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail: Scott Tyson and Hayes Sellers of 180 Degree Farm will discuss the importance of knowing where your food comes from. Get insight on the possible dangers of our current food system and how to eat a more nutrient dense diet. Additionally, learn more about the importance and benefits of eating seasonally for your overall health! 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.