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OCT. 9

Crescent Fitness is hosting a free nutrition class for seniors. Topics will include nutrition and food preparation for health. Classes will be taught Tuesdays, Oct. 9 through Nov. 13, at 300 E. State Road 434 in Winter Springs. To register, call 407-322-2099.

OCT. 10

A new EASE (Early Alzheimer Support & Education) class will be held every Wednesday in October from 10 a.m. to noon at Holy Family Catholic Church. To register, call 1-800-272-3900. Attendees must be prescreened and be able to commit to the 2-hour weekly class.

Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series is at the Alafaya Library, 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. The topic being presented is “The aging process: what’s normal, what’s not.” To reserve email officeonaging@ocfl.net or call 407-836-7446.

OCT. 13

The 2012 Osceola County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event’s proceeds will benefit the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The walk will be held at Good Samaritan Society Kissimmee Village at 4197 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee. Register online at act.alz.org/osceolacounty2012 or call 407-340-0944.

OCT. 14

Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando, recently launched its 2012 Dining Around Town. Dining Around Town is a unique fundraising initiative that grants entrants the chance of winning $100 gift cards to 13 upscale Central Florida restaurants. Dining Around Town tickets can be purchased online at jfsorlando.org or by calling 407-644-7593 at $25 each or $100 for five. Visit jfsorlando.org or call 407-644-7593.

OCT. 18

The Central Florida Aging in Place Chapter will present “Homes for Lifetime Living: Outcomes Through Teamwork” on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Metro Orlando Home Builders Association in Maitland. This is one-day seminar will educate professionals on aging in place and on collaborating with multi-disciplines to ensure that Central Florida is a community that supports healthy aging. The program begins at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are included in the $25 registration fee. To register, contact 407-629-9242 or tinyurl.com/HBAOrlando

First Annual Senior’s Day out will include variety shows featuring poetry, music, dance, comedy, storytelling, skits, readings, arts and craft display and more, all done by seniors. It will be on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Hills Community Performing Arts Center. For more information call 407-285-7372.

OCT. 25

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Maitland Senior Center will host its first annual health fair from noon to 3 p.m. Check out new trends and speak with: health care professionals, housing specialists, area service providers, Medicare advantage plan providers, home care providers and hearing specialists. The event is free, with free health and hearing screenings. The Maitland Fire Department will also be offering flu shots.

OCT. 28

Free bagel breakfast, live entertainment, give-aways and prizes will be enjoyed at the Jewish Pavilion’s Party in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Plaza at Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The festivities will include activities for children such as face painting and clowns, a health fair, flu shots, 100 vendors, a walk around the park, T-shirt sales and more. Proceeds benefit the Jewish Pavilion. Visit jewishpavilion.org

NOV. 3

Celebrate and support Hospice of the Comforter's Hospice House, caring for Central Floridians and their families, at “Live, Laugh, Love” on Nov. 3 from 6 to 10:30 p.m at Hilton Orlando. Event features innovative cuisine, silent and live auctions, and fabulous live musical and dance entertainment. Visit hospiceofthecomforter.org

NOV. 7

Alzheimer’s CARE Training Workshops will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 at The Tremont, located at 7015 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. The workshop will teach caregivers and other family members how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one. For more information and to reserve a spot email Seminole@homeinstead.com

“Unfinished Business, Taking care of Finances the Legal Way” will be presented by Barbara Coenson Esq. of Coenson Law on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Coenson specializes in elder law, estate planning, probate and business. The free workshop will be held at Village on the Green, 500 Village Place, Longwood. Reserve by contacting the Jewish Pavilion’s office manager, Wendy Levine, at 407-678-9363 or wendylevine@jewishpavilion.org. Visit jewishpavilion.org

MAITLAND SENIOR CENTER EVENTS

The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. The schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 407-539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland.com

The Senior Speakers Series is the first and third Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. Each month we will cover a broad range of topics that everyone will enjoy. Come join us for an educational and fun time. On Oct. 16 come learn more about how you might benefit from the free consultations, seminars and information available at One Senior Place, which is a comprehensive one-stop resource with access to information, advice, care and services for seniors. Refreshments will be served.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 12:45 p.m. for Bunko! Come play for fun and win prizes.

Join Audrey every Tuesday in October at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class is an hour and a half, and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher.

Join us every Monday and Friday in October at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in October.

Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in October at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.

Join the Knit & Crochet group every Monday in October at 10 a.m. There is a second Knit & Crochet group that meets on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Join us every Monday in October at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends.

Join Esther every Tuesday in October at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.

Join us every Tuesday in October at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be fluent in Spanish to participate.

Join Donna every Thursday in October at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher.

Join Ann every Friday in October for Recorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Lessons are free. Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specifics on this class.

The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans and long-term care. Visit FloridaSHINE.org

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