‘Advance Directives’ will be topic of Palm Coast Lunch n’ Lecture
Haven Hospice’s local professional liaison, Laura M. Zublionis, will present a talk about advance directives during a free Lunch n’ Lecture program offered by the City of Palm Coast’s Parks & Recreation Department, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20.

The lecture will start at 11 a.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE, with lunch immediately following. The event is free, but pre-registration is required by calling Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.

Advance directives are written instructions regarding a person’s medical care preferences, often near end of life. Advance directives are used by family members and doctors when a person is unable to make their own health care decisions. They include: living will, medical or health care power of attorney, and/or do not resuscitate (DNR) order.

Haven Hospital promotes the nonprofit organization Aging with Dignity’s “Five Wishes,” which let a person’s family and doctors know:

•Who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can’t make them.
•The kind of medical treatment you want or don’t want.
•How comfortable you want to be.
•How you want people to treat you.
•What you want your loved ones to know.

Zublionis is responsible for educating the community about Haven and the many benefits of hospice care. Haven Hospice is a not-for-profit community hospice organization providing services since 1979 and licensed in Florida since 1980.

PACE PositivelyPassion Nightset for Nov. 21
The Passion Creative Arts Group will present an event on Nov. 21 to showcase the talents of the students at the Pace Center for Girls.

The girls will make presentations in the forms of spoken word, poetry, dance, artwork and songwriting. It will include an open mic segment.

The event will be hosted by the Daytona Christian Center, 1017 Mason Ave. at 7 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.

‘Medicare 101’ offered at Daytona Beach library
Learn the basics about Medicare during a free program from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Judy Hahn, SHINE counselor for Volusia County, will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare Advantage, and how to avoid potential financial penalties if you opt in at a future date.

Seniors needing further assistance may also sign up for free individual counseling sessions to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 6 in the library’s computer e-lab.

SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders. Its mission is to provide free, unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed healthcare choices.

Reservations are not required.

For more information, call Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

E-readers and tablets: Try before you buy
If you’re thinking about getting an e-reader or tablet but don’t have a clue what to get, you can attend a free program that will let you “try before you buy.”

Librarians Kristin Heifner and Deborah Shafer will offer information and comparisons of various e-devices at these times:
•10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.
•11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St.

They will also describe the Volusia County Public Library system’s free e-resources, which include e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, music downloads, streaming movies, and online language learning resources.

At the end of each session, participants can “test drive” a few devices for themselves. Reservations are not required.

‘Phantom of the Opera’ to be shown for free at park
“The Phantom of the Opera” will be shown at dusk Friday, Nov. 22, at Riverfront Park in Daytona Beach.

The 2004 film, directed by Joel Schumacher, is based on the Gothic horror story by French writer Gaston Leroux. Published in 1911, the tale of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House and his love interest, opera performer Christine Daae, has been adapted into some of the most successful film and stage productions of all time.

The park is on the corner of Beach Street and Magnolia Avenue. Moviegoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be available for sale. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the auditorium of the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island.

A book discussion will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the library boardroom.

The free programs, part of the monthly book-and-a-movie series, are sponsored by Cinematique, the Front Porch Friday Festival, the Daytona Beach Regional Library, and the Friends of the Library. Reservations are not required.

For more information, call Adult Program Coordinator Deborah Shafer at 386-257-6036, ext. 16264.

Pyramid Community Café dialogue scheduled Nov. 15
A guided discussion recognizing the critical roles families and community partners provide is scheduled Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as part of the Pyramid Community Café.

The Café is a network of families, caregivers and providers partnering to strengthen families of expectant parents and families of young children.

The dialogue question to be discussed: How challenging is it to practice new ways of parenting?

The location of the discussion is at Chiles Academy, 868 George W. Engram Blvd., Room 216 W.


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