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Calendar & Classes

Missoula Aging Services offers educational classes and workshops throughout the year.

See below for upcoming events and how to register. To enroll in a class or register for an event call MAS at (406) 728-7682.

2020

Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners (Early Stage)

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? This 3-part program provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis. This workshop is for care partners and people with dementia. No cost.

Separate registration is required for each three parts of the webinar. Please call Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900 or click the links below to set up your account and register online. Webinar links and phone-in number will be provided following registration. Participate using a computer, smartphone, or landline.

Montana Medical Care Savings Accounts with Marsha Goetting, Ph.D

Save money on your Montana income taxes with a Montana Medical Care Savings (MSA) account and create a legacy at the same time. Facilitated by Marsha A. Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist and Emily Standley, MSU Fergus County Extension Agent. No cost.

Pre-registration is not required. You can join the webinar using your computer, smartphone, or landline. Click the link below for instructions on participating and to see options for past recorded webinars on financial and legal planning.

Live Webinar: available June 3, 12, or 25
COVID-19 & Caregiving

A new program from the Alzheimer's Association that provides an update on the support, resources and tips about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for people living with dementia and family caregivers. Learn about the prevention of COVID-19 and how to promote your loved one's safety, whether at home or in a residential care setting. Plus, what to do if a care setting has an incidence of COVID-19.

Chose from one of the three Live Webinar opportunities in June! Please call Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900 to register or click on one of the links below to set up your account and register online. Webinar link and phone-in number will be provided following registration. Participate using a computer, smartphone, or landline.

Living with Alzheimer's: for Younger Onset

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young…does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us for this program to get answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.

To register please call Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900 or click the link below to set up your account and register online. Webinar link and phone-in number will be provided following registration. Participate using your computer, smartphone, or landline.

Important Decisions and Tough Conversations with Marsha Goetting, Ph.D

What is your legacy? What are the differences among estate planning, succession planning, transition, and legacy planning? What are some ideas for starting the difficult conversation about Transition Planning? Facilitated by Marsha A. Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist and Emily Standley, MSU Fergus/Petroleum County Extension Agent. No cost.

Pre-registration is not required. You can join the webinar using your computer, smartphone, or landline. Click the link below for instructions on participating and to see options for past recorded webinars on financial and legal planning.

3 Part Live Webinar: 11am on June 22, 29 and July 6
Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners (Middle Stage)

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for this 3-part series and hear caregivers and professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. No cost.

Separate registration is required for each three parts of the webinar. Please call Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900 to register or click the links below to set up your account and register online. Webinar links and phone-in number will be provided following registration. Participate using a computer, smartphone, or landline.

Join the waitlist!
Location and time to be announced
Aging Mastery Program

Aging Mastery is an evidence-informed 10 class series that encourages individuals to create their own playbook for aging well. Individuals set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results so people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. This class is offered 2-3 times per year.

The first class series will be offered at no cost thanks to our partners at AARP Montana. For more information or to be added to the waitlist call MAS at 406-728-7682.

Secure your spot!
Location and time to be announced
Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based curriculum designed to help family and community caregivers. This six session class series is available 1-2 times a year and will help participants learn to take better care of themselves and manage their stress while caring for a relative or friend. This class is offered 1-2 times per year.

The cost is $65, or $120 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS. For more information or to be added to the waitlist call MAS at 406-728-7682.

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Location and time to be announced
Stepping On Fall Prevention Program

Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention program for adults 60+. In 7 sessions, participants will learn exercises, methods and strategies to build self-confidence, change behaviors and improve decision making for continued safe, independent living. Stepping On is open to adults who have a fear of falling, live independently in their own home, and do not rely solely on a walker or wheelchair. This class series is offered three times each year through Missoula Aging Services.

The cost is $25, or $40 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS. For more information or to be added to the waitlist call MAS at 406-728-7682.

Join the waitlist - date to be announced!
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Social Security Workshop

Join Mary Olson, MAS Resource Center volunteer, for an informative session to learn more about your Social Security options. Mary has 29 years of experience working for the Social Security Administration as a claims representative and technical expert. Topics include: when to start benefits, retirement benefits, spouse’s benefits, divorced spouses benefits, widow/widower benefits, divorced widow/widower benefits and how work and earnings effect your Social Security benefits. This workshop is available 5-6 times a year.

The cost is $10, or $15 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS. For more information or to be added to the waitlist call MAS at 406-728-7682.

July Registration Open
Continuing Education Conference Center (James E. Todd Building) — 32 Campus Drive — Missoula, MT 59812
New to Medicare Workshop

This workshop is available monthly and is for those approaching 65 or newly eligible for Medicare due to a disability. We invite you to learn how you can make the most of your Medicare options! Be informed about important enrollment dates, limited guaranteed issue rights, how to save money on your prescription drugs and protect yourself from late enrollment penalties.

The workshop includes two sessions, from 6-8pm on July 20 and 22.

The cost is $35, or $60 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS, 406-728-7682.

August Registration Open
Continuing Education Conference Center (James E. Todd Building) — 32 Campus Drive — Missoula, MT 59812
New to Medicare Workshop

This workshop is available monthly and is for those approaching 65 or newly eligible for Medicare due to a disability. We invite you to learn how you can make the most of your Medicare options! Be informed about important enrollment dates, limited guaranteed issue rights, how to save money on your prescription drugs and protect yourself from late enrollment penalties.

This workshop includes two sessions in one day, from 10am-3pm with a one hour lunch break from 12-1pm on August 22.”

The cost is $35, or $60 for two people. No cost and reduced cost ticket options available by calling MAS, 406-728-7682.

 

 


Educational Classes

Missoula Aging Services offers regular class series on a variety of important topics. See below for more details.
 

  • This workshop is available monthly and is for those approaching 65 or newly eligible for Medicare due to a disability. We invite you to learn how you can make the most of your Medicare options! Be informed about important enrollment dates, limited guaranteed issue rights, how to save money on your prescription drugs and protect yourself from late enrollment penalties.

  • Join Mary Olson, MAS Resource Center volunteer, for an informative session to learn more about your Social Security options. Mary has 29 years of experience working for the Social Security Administration as a claims representative and technical expert. Topics include: when to start benefits, retirement benefits, spouse’s benefits, divorced spouses benefits, widow/widower benefits, divorced widow/widower benefits and how work and earnings effect your Social Security benefits. This workshop is available 5-6 times a year.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based curriculum designed to help family and community caregivers. This six session class series is available 1-2 times a year and will help participants learn to take better care of themselves and manage their stress while caring for a relative or friend.

  • Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention program for adults 60+. In 7 sessions, participants will learn exercises, methods and strategies to build self-confidence, change behaviors and improve decision making for safe, independent living. Stepping On is open to adults who have a fear of falling, live independently in their own home, and do not rely solely on a walker or wheelchair. This class series is offered three times each year through Missoula Aging Services.

  • Aging Mastery is an evidenced-informed 10 class series that encourages individuals to create their own playbook for aging well. Individuals set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results so people can be empowered to cultivate health and longevity. This class is offered 2-3 times per year.

  • Community Education

    Many great classes and opportunities are available for health education and promotion in Missoula. Please call (406) 728-7682 for more information.