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Consumer Direct Care Network Home Health and Hospice is offering a four week/eight session Hospice Volunteer Training from Sept. 19 through Oct. 12.

Training occurs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hospice office at 100 Consumer Direct Way. Training covers Hospice care and philosophy, the volunteer’s role, family dynamics, physical and emotional aspects of death and dying, grief and bereavement.

Individualized trainings are available and ongoing as well.

For information, contact Lou Ann Crowley, Volunteer Coordinator at 406-369-5863.

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A free educational workshop for people affected by lung cancer, "Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer," will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Broadway Conference Center at Providence St. Patrick Hospital, 500 W. Broadway.

The workshop will be presented by Jeff Stephenson, MD, radiation oncologist and Jamie Bussiere, MSW, MPH, LCSW, OSW-C, oncology social worker. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Register by emailing Montana@lung.org.

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Lolo senior citizens will be collecting non perishable foods from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Lolo Harvest Foods. The food will be delivered directly to Lolo Food Bank.

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The Montana Nonprofit Association's annual conference, "Go Further Together," will be held Sept. 25-28, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Speakers include Patricia Hughes, Vu Le and Dan Rockwell. 

More information and registration is available at mtnonprofit.org/17mnaconference.

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Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. It’s never too late to make a change. The Life Reimagined Checkup, designed for people age 50 and over, offers a personalized, authentic and thought-provoking approach to navigate into the next phases in life.

In collaboration with the Missoula Public Library’s Active Aging Week 2017, the Resource Center at Missoula Aging Services (MAS) and AARP Montana are offering this free workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. at the Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

During the session facilitated by trained AARP Montana Life Reimagined coach Leandra Kelleher, participants will reflect on goals and aspirations, reimagine life in new ways, harness strengths and passions, look ahead and gain tools and inspiration to move forward. The workshop is free, but due to limited capacity registration is required. Register at https://lifereimaginedmissoulamt.eventbrite.com or call the MAS Resource Center at 406-728-7682.

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An AARP Smart Driver Safety Course is being offered from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Village Senior Residence, 23815 Old Fort Missoula Road. There are no tests or exams to be completed. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Call Katie at 406-549-1300 to register.

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