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Events at Medford Leas.

At Medford Leas, both residents and the greater community can discover new pathways and possibilities for a rich and fulfilling life through our Pathways to Learning© Program and ongoing community events. The Medford Leas Campus Art Gallery is open daily from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm.  We also regularly host luncheons or informative events for prospective residents and their families to learn more about life in the community.

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October 2018

Making Your Final Wishes Known – Using the POLST Form

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  Registration deadline: October 19 Making your final wishes known is an important topic for individuals of all ages. These wishes are often deeply personal and based upon your values and beliefs. The goal of this session is to encourage participants to engage in discussions with their loved ones, family members and healthcare professionals so that your wishes will be honored. PROGRAM POLST—Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment—is a healthcare planning tool that empowers individuals to work closely with…

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Improving Your Brain Health Fitness – The Latest

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lumberton Campus Community Center, 180 Woodside Drive
Lumberton, NJ 08048 United States
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No fee.  Registration deadline: October 21 PROGRAM The term “Brain Fitness” first came into play in the 1990’s and since that time, interest in this topic has grown exponentially. Brain Fitness is now a multi-billion dollar industry composed of computer programs, lessons, books, educational series, and apps. But are expensive programs really necessary to improve your brain health? Or are there ways to strengthen your cognition through hands on and fun ways that you can incorporate into your daily life—especially…

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Leas Forum: Meet Gilbert Stuart, Acclaimed American Portraitist

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Open to the public | No fee | No registration Bob Gleason’s Gilbert Stuart is a portrayal of a prickly, opinionated artist who brooked no interference and frequently insulted people. Stuart might even keep the picture of you he had painted (and for which you had paid him) if he did not like you. Or, like the Henry Knox portrait, hang the painting as a gate in his barnyard. Stuart was naturally talented, but since he did not have to work hard at it,…

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The Conquest of Pain: Past, Present and Future

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  Registration deadline: October 14 PROGRAM Pain—what is it, how does it happen, how do we control it, why is it present in all of us to some extent over our lives? Pain has been defined as an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong. It can be steady, throbbing, stabbing, pinching or described in many other ways. Sometimes pain is a nuisance, while at other times it can be debilitating. Join Dr. Ahsan to explore the…

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November 2018

A Professional Organizer’s Top Tips

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: October 27 PROGRAM/SPEAKER Come hear Geri Chark Frankel, organizing and productivity specialist, share her best organizing tips. Harvested from working thousands of hours organizing homes and small businesses, from attending hundreds of hours of courses and presentations, and reading dozens of books, these are the fruits of her labor of love in a profession she calls her passion. Top Five Tips will be provided for the following subjects: • Storage: Best Practices • Paperwork: How to…

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American Friends Service Committee – Overview and an Eye to the Future

November 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  Registration deadline: October 27 PROGRAM Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, AFSC nurtures the seeds of change and respect for human life that transforms social relations and systems. Their work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the…

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Neighborhood Nukes – Nike Missiles and Lumberton New Jersey’s Cold War Legacy

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee.  Registration deadline: November 3 PROGRAM When passing through the idyllic and peaceful countryside around Lumberton, New Jersey, one would never expect to come across a fearsome relic of the Cold War. Yet, until recently, just outside of town, were the remains of a Nike missile battery built in 1956. In the 1950's and 60's, the US Army built these batteries around major cities armed with Nike surface-to-air missiles to defend them against Soviet bombers. As military technology advanced,…

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Leas Forum: Cranberries – New Jersey’s Native Fruit

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Open to the public | No fee | No registration Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) have been an important crop in New Jersey from pioneer days and were used by Native Americas as food and medicine. This staple of Thanksgiving was first cultivated in New Jersey about 1840 and has grown into a multi-million dollar industry centered in Burlington, Ocean and Atlantic Counties. Much of the success of the industry is rooted in the work of the Phillip E. Marucci Cranberry and…

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Thomas Chippendale: The Man, The Myth and the Furniture

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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No fee. Registration deadline: November 9. PROGRAM In Britain and America, no furniture maker is more famous than Thomas Chippendale. Born in Otley, Yorkshire, England in 1718, the townspeople there have long cherished their connection with the “Shakespeare of English furniture.”w His designs reached both sides of the Atlantic through a groundbreaking pattern book, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director of 1754. Chippendale’s patrons included aristocracy, gentry and public figures such as the actor David Garrick, and the furniture he supplied…

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Leas MusiCast – BALLET – LE CORSAIRE

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Medford Campus Theater, One Medford Leas Way
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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Suggested donation $5 - payable at the door. Join us at the Medford Campus Theater as the Medford Leas Resident Association brings you outstanding programs of opera, ballet, symphonic music and more, performed by the world’s most celebrated artists. Experience Medford Leas’ state-of-the-art projection screen and surround sound system as you immerse yourselves in these exciting performances. These programs are the next best thing to being there in person! Enjoy scrumptious desserts and other delicacies during intermissions. There is no need to travel the…

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