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Lincoln Libraries to Assist with Job Searches

LINCOLN CITY LIBRARIES PROVIDES JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Lincoln City Libraries and the Prosper Lincoln invite the public to a series of programs to help people find jobs that lead to full-time careers. Volunteers trained by Prosper Lincoln will help job seekers find and correctly apply for positions online.  No registration or appointments are required.
The program is available at the following locations:
·        Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. – Tuesdays, noon to 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
·        Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street – Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Prosper Lincoln is a shared community agenda focusing on improving early childhood, employment skills and innovation and entrepreneurship in Lincoln.
For information on the resources available at Lincoln City Libraries, visit lincolnlibraries.org.  For information about Prosper Lincoln, visit prosperlincoln.org.

Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia and Their Care Partners

Register by – March 6, 2017,

Lincoln Site of Unique Support Group For ALZ/DEM

Sessions for Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia and Their Care Partners

A unique support opportunity is available for individuals living with a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their care partners.  Beginning March 6, 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a new education and support group in Lincoln for the first-time ever. The group will meet weekly from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. through April 24, 2017. Participants are encouraged to participate in each session.  This free opportunity will be facilitated by committed area professionals dedicated to providing education and support for families impacted by dementia.

In order to more effectively empower and assist individuals living with the diagnosis and their caregivers, providing education and support shortly after a diagnosis is crucial.  Alzheimer’s Association services, such as an early-stage support group, allow families impacted to further understand a diagnosis, to begin strategic and thoughtful planning for the next phase of their lives, and to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances for support and social engagement.

“In communities that have previously offered early stage support groups, health professionals have come to know these groups as the first stop for their patients after a diagnosis of dementia is given,” said Diane Hendricks, LCSW of the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Often times those living with dementia in the early stage and their care partners tell us they feel all alone. They soon discover through the Early Stage Support Group that education and information provide the tools to help on their path, and also build relationships with others recently diagnosed.”

For more information about the early-stage support group and/or to register to participate, please contact Diane Hendricks at 402.502.4301, x 8251.  Registration for these sessions is required.  For more information, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org. 

In the state of Nebraska, 33,000 individuals are living with a form of dementia, which equates to 12% of the senior population in the state. In addition, 81,000 individuals serve as voluntary caregivers with a total valued cost of care exceeding 1.1 billion dollars annually in Nebraska alone.  Experts predict that by 2025, 40,000 Nebraska seniors will be living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease continues to be the sixth leading cause of death in the state.  

The Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter serves all 93 counties in Nebraska.  In addition to offering free education and support services, the Chapter also raises money for local and national research efforts through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day events.  Staff and volunteers also work together to encourage state legislators to make Alzheimer’s disease a priority in the state by increasing funding for the disease. 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s

POTENTIAL NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY in Lincoln

Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to two Town Hall meetings next week about a potential new central library in downtown Lincoln.   Library Director Pat Leach said the meetings are an opportunity for residents to share their suggestions for services and resources a new library might offer.   The meeting schedule is as follows:
·      Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30 p.m., Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Center (NET), 1800 North 33rd Street
·      Friday, February 24th, 12:10 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 4th floor auditorium, 136 S. 14th Street

Godfrey’s Associates Inc. of Dallas, Texas in conjunction with HDR Inc. of Lincoln will show images of libraries from around the world and take questions and comments about current and future best practices in public libraries.  

In addition to the Town Halls, Leach will also host several community meetings the following week to seek further input.  The meeting schedule is as follows:
·      Monday, February 27, 4 to 5 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street
·      Tuesday, February 28, 5 to 6 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library
·      Wednesday, March 1, 1 to 2 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street
·      Thursday, March 2, 6 to 7 p.m., Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue
·      Friday, March 3, 10 to 11 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street

For information about the central library project, visit lincolnlibraries.org.

Lincoln Fencing Club – Lincoln, Ne – 402.420.7688

SEEKING ADULTS AGES 50-90 WHO ARE YOUNG AT HEART AND HAVE SAID MANY TIMES:
“I have always wanted to try that……”

Lincoln Fencing Club teaches a fun, exercise filled, class
on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 11:00-12:30am.  All
equipment is provided.
 This is a sport for both men and women.
Dress casually and come to laugh and have fun while learning a new
sport.  Location – corner of 27th & 0 street/entrance in the rear of the
building.  For questions call 402- 430-3017.  Start the New Year out
right. Take the challenge!!! KEEP MOVING!

Source: Lincoln Fencing Club – Lincoln, Ne – 402.420.7688

JazzTime Smooth Radio – online

 

Jazztime Smooth Radio is a smooth jazz internet radio station streaming from Lincoln, Nebraska. Listen to non-stop streaming smooth jazz music from our live internet radio player.

Source: JazzTime Smooth Radio – index

Event Planning for Smooth Jazz
We network with artists, musicians and vocalists around the world to promote America’s great Smooth Jazz heritage and preserve the legacy for Smooth Jazz.
We promote local musical events in and around Lincoln, and have a variety of music groups available for your events. Contact us <http://www.jazztimesmoothradio.com/contact.php>

Jazztime Smooth Radio supports

  • Lovers of Jazz music who support the people who play Jazz music
  • the people who promote Jazz music
  • the venues that host Jazz music
  • the people that write Jazz music
  • the people who document Jazz music
  • the stations that play Jazz music
  • the youth that are learning Jazz music

James Terry
Operating Manager
JazzTimeSmoothRadio

Artist Linda Stephens – Origami


Lincoln 55+ book columnist Linda Stephen is the featured artist this summer at The ESO Gallery <https://www.facebook.com/ESOGallery/home>  at 7810 Davenport St. in Omaha with her solo exhibit “Origami Landscapes.”
“Origami Landscapes” features 20 works of intricate paper art inspired by places of daily joy in Nebraska – prairies, parks, historic sites and gardens.
Linda Stephen’s origami collages are part of private and public collections around the world, from the Mayor’s Office in Omihachiman, Japan to the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fluent in Japanese, Linda lived and worked in Japan for seven years. Her art has been featured in more than 100 juried solo or group exhibits across the country including the Nebraska Arts Council’s Fred Simon Gallery in Omaha. http://www.LindaStephen.com <http://www.LindaStephen.com>  or http://www.facebook.com/LindaStephenOrigamiArt <http://www.facebook.com/LindaStephenOrigamiArt> .
The ESO Gallery is a non-profit gallery dedicated to promoting regional artists and photographers. The curator is Rachel Mindrup. Hours 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. http://www.ESO-omaha.com <http://www.ESO-omaha.com>

 

Healthy Mind Healthy Body®: Too busy for a hobby? 5 tips to find the time

Source at UHC: Healthy Mind Healthy Body®: Too busy for a hobby? 5 tips to find the time

 

Too busy for a hobby? 5 tips to find the time

Don’t let your to-do list keep you from doing things you love
Work, eat, sleep, repeat. Does that sound a little too familiar?

For many of us, overly busy schedules are a reality. But mental health experts agree: One way to greater well-being means making room for another to-do — time for a hobby you truly enjoy.

Let’s make this happen!
Pleasurable pastimes offer breathers amid the busyness. They may even make us more productive by protecting us from burnout. But of course, finding free moments isn’t always easy. Here are five tips that can help:

1. Don’t wait to find time — make time
Build me-time into your day. Can you wake up 20 minutes earlier to write in your journal? Snap photos in the park during your lunch break?

Here’s another idea: Keep track of how you spend your time for a week — and find hidden openings. Maybe you could trade that hour of TV time after dinner for working on your craft project.

2. Pencil Pen yourself in
Treat your hobby time like you would a work meeting or a doctor visit. Want to try that weekend yoga class? The neighborhood book club on Tuesday evening? Put it on your calendar — and you’ll be more likely to commit.

3. Ditch your device for a while
Constant texts, calls and emails can cut into what downtime you do have. You might be surprised at what you’re able to accomplish — and enjoy — by going screen-free when possible for just an hour or two.

4. Practice a polite “Thanks, but I need to pass”
Doing for others can certainly boost our well-being. But if you tend to give away much of your free time, consider taking back some for yourself.

Maybe you could skip making cookies for this month’s bake sale. Or send regrets for an invite where your attendance isn’t crucial.

Don’t think of me-time as selfish — it’s part of having a full life. That said, many people find hobbies they love that also help others, such as working in a community garden or knitting caps for newborn babies. For more ideas, see “Find your bliss.”

5. Lighten your household load
Everyday chores can be a big time drain. So look for ways to trim your task list. Maybe you can pay a neighborhood teen to tackle that weekend yard work — or ask a family member to help out.

Or perhaps you can save something nonessential for later. Washing the windows or cleaning out the garage can wait!

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Join us for an online seminar. You can learn more about “Life changes worth making” on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m. ET, 11:30 a.m. CT.Register here.

 

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