February events at the Susi Q – practical advice, an annual music event and a voting presentation

Honoring Your Life: An End-of-Life Care Planning Series

Rickie Redman, director of Susi Q’s Lifelong Laguna (Aging-in-Place) program, will offer two more sessions of her highly praised, popular End-of-Life Care Planning Series.

The free workshops will take place on two Tuesdays, Feb. 6 and 20, from 3-4 p.m. at the Susi Q.

Redman points out that while 60% of Californians think it is “extremely important” to make sure their family is not burdened by tough end-of-life decisions, more than half of them had not communicated their wishes to anyone.

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Rickie Redman, director of Susi Q’s Lifelong Laguna (Aging-in-Place) program 

“End-of-life planning represents a profound opportunity for individuals to embrace empowerment, express creativity and demonstrate self-love.

“Through active participation, you will learn how to seamlessly integrate your personal preferences and deeply held values into your end-of-life care, thereby ensuring a sense of solace for both you and your cherished ones, said Redman.

Redman has spent her career working with older adults specializing in program development, volunteer management, socialization and creativity.

Register online for the event at www.thesusiq.org. To RSVP by phone, call 949.715.8105, or email christineb@thesusiq.org.

Susi Q hosts renowned French harpist for free morning of music

Susi Q will once again host their popular, annual musical morning kicking off the 2024 Laguna Beach Music Festival and featuring French guest musician and principal harpist with the LA Philharmonic, Emmanuel Ceysson.

This free event takes place on Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.

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Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harpist with the L.A. Philharmonic

“We love our partnerships with some of Orange County’s finest lyric and music nonprofits, in this case the Laguna Beach Music Festival, Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Orange County,” said Nadia Babayi, executive director at the Susi Q. “This event promises to be a wonderful occasion featuring this accomplished harpist.”

The Philharmonic notes that Ceysson sweeps away all the clichés associated with his instrument, his infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy reveals the harp in all its sparkling splendor.

The 2024 Laguna Beach Music Festival (Feb. 12-18) is an annual multi-day celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special events.

Register online for the event at www.thesusiq.org. To RSVP by phone, call 949.715,8105, or email christineb@thesusiq.org.

Primary Election Voter Awareness presentation

The Orange County Registrar of Voters will present Voter Awareness: How, Where and When to Vote on Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity, no matter your political affiliation, to

learn important information and get your questions answered about the upcoming primary elections, including voting options, how to register to vote, where to vote, changing parties, ballot tracking technology, absentee ballots and more,” said Jo Ann Ekblad, Susi Q’s director of programming and communications.

Register online for the event at www.thesusiq.org. To RSVP by phone, call 949.715.8105, or email christineb@thesusiq.org.

The Susi Q, located at 380 Third St., Laguna Beach, offers a wide range of educational and fun programs, classes and clubs for older adults, though all ages are welcome. The Susi Q’s Care Management Department provides free consultation, education and practical resources for vulnerable seniors through their Lifelong Laguna (Aging-in-Place) program, enabling them to stay safe, informed and independent.

For more information on The Susi Q, the portal to access the best of Laguna Beach’s community resources, visit www.thesusiq.org.


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