SAGE Seminars

 

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S.A.G.E. is a monthly seminar program that presented by Julie Chochovski, offering a supportive, interactive learning experience for older people in the wider Melbourne community.

Non-denominational in nature and delivery, S.A.G.E. aims to provide psychological tools for coping with problems commonly associated with ageing. In particular, S.A.G.E. is designed to prevent everyday problems from converting into serious conditions like clinical anxiety and depression. The supportive atmosphere enjoyed by people regularly attending S.A.G.E. is another benefit of the program.

The S.A.G.E seminars attract so many older people, and I’m not surprised considering the important topics they discuss, all of which help older people to age well.” – Noeline Brown

Cost: $20 includes tea, coffee and sandwiches
As seating is limited, please email, admin@stmichaels.org.au, call, 9654 5120,  or click here to reserve your seats.


S.A.G.E seminars

11am, Friday 24 February
MY GRANDKIDS
I’m looking at my stuff and they are looking at theirs.
I think I have something important to say. They think I am out of touch.

11am, Friday 31 March
STUDIES SHOW THERE IS ACTIVE AGEING
(a concept introduced by the World Health Organization).
What is it? How does it or how could it be of value to me?

11am, Friday 28 April
EVEN WHEN I AM CLOSE TO SOMEONE I AM LONELY.
Loneliness in older years. Can we lessen its bite? Must people my age drive me crazy. Many younger people see me as ‘pathetic’. So at 73 what is left for me? Hell! At 93, I smile at everybody but nobody cares, anyway!

11am, Friday 26 May
IF YOU CAN’T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS WHY DO I BOTHER?
Learning the principles of adapting to the changing world we live in.

11am, Friday 23 June
THE DOCTOR SAYS –
I can’t drive, I can’t keep climbing up the stairs, I can’t go out late, I can’t drink any alcohol.
It’s all CAN’T – CAN’T – CAN’T.
At my age, I want to be confident about my “CANS”.
I’m in my last ten years. What CAN I do? What can I expect?

11am, Friday 28 July
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, BUT NOT EVERYTHING?
Why not? Making sense of things – aim to be happy.

11am, Friday 25 August
WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE DEMENTIA?
Can I prevent it? Can I slow it down? What do the studies say?

11am, Friday 22 September
LIFE HAS BECOME ALL ABOUT APPOINTMENTS AND SOCIAL GROUPS
BUT WHY AM I NOT FINDING IT FUN?
Maybe because l’m doing what l think should be doing
and not doing what l want to be doing.

11am, Friday 27 October
PEOPLE OFTEN SAY THAT MOTIVATION DOESN’T LAST.
WELL, NEITHER DOES BATHING – That’s why we recommend it daily.
Signs To Be Better Prepared.

11am, Friday 24 November
LIVE WELL TO AGE WELL
A year in review…


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Cost: $20 includes tea, coffee and sandwiches
As seating is limited, please email, admin@stmichaels.org.au, call, 9654 5120,  or click here to reserve your seats.

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