Remember to register by Monday, May 24 to receive a L’Chaim2Life gift at the start of June, which includes an insulated lunch bag and SWAG from our presenting partners.
Workshop 1: Getting Good at Getting Older
Wednesday, June 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm MDT
Baby Boomers transformed the 60s and 70s and changed the way the world saw young people. While this generation may no longer be young in age, it’s still revolutionary, confronting stereotypes by staying active and living longer, redefining the way the world sees older people. Rabbi Geller will speak about her award-winning book Getting Good at Getting Older, co-written with her late husband, Richard Siegel. This will be a clear-eyed, engaging discussion that promises to “empower, delight, challenge, and whet our appetite for whatever comes next.”
Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, has twice been named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she is the third woman in the Reform Movement to become a rabbi.
Workshop 2: You Can Grow That!
Sunday, June 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT
Have you wondered how to grow your own herbs and veggies on your windowsills or patio? In this session, you’ll have everything you need to successfully set up and start an apartment or condo-sized garden. We’ll also explore tabletop options for indoors and how to create your own herb or lettuce bowl for your patio or balcony.
This workshop is presented by Sue Salinger the Executive Director at Ekar Farm and Hannah Perez-Postman the Manager of Outreach and Programs at Ekar Farm. Ekar Farm and Community Gardens is a communal urban farm inspired by Jewish values.
RSVP by June 2 to receive a seasonal plant start and pick it up on Thursday, June 3rd or Friday, June 4th between 12:00 – 2:00 pm at 181 South Oneida Street (Ekar Farm). Limited supply available. Questions about the pickup? Contact Hannah Perez-Postman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.843.9976.
Workshop 3: Maintain the Life You Love to Live
Tuesday, June 8 from 11:00 to12:00 pm MDT
Take a closer look at ways to stay active and independent. This workshop will focus on exercises to improve balance and strength, fall prevention strategies, and techniques to gain control of your health to feel better, more active, and present in daily life. All exercises have modifications to reduce or enhance the challenge. Through proper practice, you will learn how to reduce pain and maximize results.
This workshop is presented by Cindy Luebke, the Wellness Director at Shalom Park. She is AFAA personal training certified, ACE certified, Arthritis Certified, Tai Chi, Ai Chi, and Silver Sneaker Certified and has been teaching exercise since 1980.
Workshop 4: Navigating Community Resources
Thursday, June 10 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm MDT
Join Kavod’s staff for a workshop on navigating the supportive services available as you age, including:
• HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services), which provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries to receive services in their own home or community rather than institutions or other isolated settings.
• QMB, the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary program that provides Medicare coverage of Part A and Part B premiums and cost-sharing to low-income Medicare beneficiaries.
• Transitioning to a higher level of care: when is it time to seek long-term care, what to expect, and how to pay for it.
This workshop is presented by Mary Tolley, MSW, Dre Jules Dufford, MA, and Emma Gift, MSW, LSW, who are Resident Care Coordinators at Kavod Senior Life.
Workshop 5: Technology Series: Podcasts
Monday, June 14 from 11:00 to 12:15 pm MDT
Podcasts are an increasingly popular form of entertainment and a great source of information on all kinds of topics. In this lecture, you’ll learn more about these audio programs available on the internet: why people listen to them, where you can find them, and what the most popular ones are.
This workshop is presented by Deirdre Lee is the Program Coordinator at Senior Planet Colorado. Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology to change the way we age.
Kavod on the Road offers this technology series on the second Monday of each month at 11:00 am. Click here to see upcoming programs.
Workshop 6: Beyond the COVID-19 Experience
Wednesday, June 16 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm MDT
When have you learned the most about yourself and life? More than likely, it’s the times of trial and tribulation that informed and influenced your journey the most. Adversity pushes us beyond our previously perceived limits — beyond our comfort zone. No doubt, you have learned much over the past few months in light of the COVID-19 crisis. At this moment, we have a choice. Do we choose to be diminished by life OR emboldened? Please join us to explore the afterglow of adversity—the opportunity to reclaim the authorship of the story of our lives. We need not be victims of our circumstances. The possibility to write a new ending is ours to embrace.
This workshop’s presenter, Jane W. Barton, author of Caregiving for the GENIUS, is a passionate national speaker, writer and listener. As the founder of Cardinal, LLC, she provides educational programs to assist people when confronted by the daunting challenges posed by aging, caregiving, and the end of life.
Workshop 7: Walking a Spiritual Path in Our Later Years
Tuesday, June 22 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm MDT
With age comes new wisdom and appreciation for life. This spiritual aspect of our lives is precious. Nurturing the spiritual possibilities and potential, we can find, even as one faces the end of life, much contentment and peace. Together, we can reflect on a life well lived and build meaning in every day.
This workshop’s presenter, Rabbi Sara Gilbert is the Rabbi of Beth Israel Congregation in Greeley, Colorado. Her purpose is to help each Jewish person find the understanding that will bring deeper meaning, comfort, and beauty to their life.
Workshop 8: Consumer Fraud & Investment Scams During COVID-19
Thursday, June 24 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm MDT
Representatives from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will discuss prevalent scams during COVID-19 and beyond, including:
• General Consumer Protection Scams (imposter scams, unemployment insurance scams, etc.).
• COVID-Related Scams (fake cures, tests, vaccines, etc.).
• Investment Scams.
This workshop presenters are Jan Michael Zavislan, Senior Counsel, Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Department of Law and Frank Goldman, Senior Counsel at the SEC and President of B’nai B’rith Colorado.
Keynote Workshop: Healing the Wounds of the Past and Present: How to Live in an Uncertain World with Resilience & Joy
Wednesday, June 30 from 1:00 to 2:15 pm MDT
After a year of great loss and challenge, we emerge ready to live life again. What have we learned and how have we grown? What important lessons can we bring to ourselves and others, especially future generations? In this interactive session, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone helps us imagine ourselves in new ways, as we call upon the resilience and strength within us and of those who came before us to be wise and clear-eyed in the face of what comes next.
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, Ph.D., is an American analytical psychotherapist, author, and Jewish Renewal Rabbi. She is Rabbi Emerita and the founding Rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh, a Jewish Renewal synagogue in Boulder, Colorado. Rabbi Tirzah is a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement and a renowned Jewish scholar and teacher.