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Mark your Calendar: Senior Lectures

Hey seniors! Clear your calendars on upcoming Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. to participate in a Lecture Series just for you. The following free presentations will be held at the Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Learn more about our AgeWell programming at

Dealing With Grief During the Holidays, Dec. 21

Even though the holidays are often a time of celebration, many people who are grieving find this time of year to be particularly challenging. Compassionate Care of Carpinteria will walk us through the importance of acknowledging grief during the holidays and give us tools we can use to support ourselves during this sometimes challenging season.

Planting Pollinator Paths, Dec. 28

Nearly all ecosystems on Earth depend on the pollination of flowering plants for survival. As native plants disappear, so do our pollinators. Come experience this interactive workshop by our community garden coordinator, Wendi Dunn. Dress to get dirty and learn about the importance of pollinators and then help us fill our city planters with pollinator-supporting plants.

Protecting Yourself from Consumer Fraud, Jan. 4

Losing money or possessions to scams, fraud and exploitation can be especially devastating to older adults, who may not be able to earn back what they’ve lost. Learn how to protect yourself and about the resources out there to help you.