Garden Spot Village to Offer “Life 101”

February 22, 2012

Speaker series will address car care, online banking and other basics.

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. — Feb 22, 2012 — She handles the bills and banking. He takes care of the car. The division of labor that works so well for so many couples can pose a challenge when one partner is no longer able or available. Life 101, a new program at Garden Spot Village aims to help fill those knowledge gaps.

“Many couples have specific roles within their relationship at the exclusion of learning how to do everyday tasks,” said Jenny Bare, continuing care social worker at Garden Spot Village. “For instance, who balances the checkbook or deals with the computer or fills the gas tank. Whether you are a widow or widower, are single or are married, if those are lessons you never learned, now is your chance.

” Each week the program focuses on a different topic. The program begins on Tues., Mar. 6, when Roy Burd of Garden Spot Village campus services talks about Car Care. The following week, a representative from Fulton Bank will discuss online banking. On Mar. 20, the program will be a discussion on “going it alone” featuring a panel of widows, widowers and caregiverswho will share their insights into learning to live alone. The final program in the series will be a presentation by Joan Groh of Hospice of Lancaster County on arranging final details and physician’s orders for life-sustaining treatment or a living will.

Life 101 is free and open to the general public, and individuals may attend any one or all four sessions. Sessions meet on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Garden Towers. For information, contact Jenny Bare at 717-355- 6264 or email [email protected]