Edgewood Communities, in collaboration with the Jamestown Community College's Center for Continuing Education, will host two Best of Times presentations by New York Times bestselling author, humorist and psychologist Kevin Leman on June 12 in JCC's Scharmann Theatre.
Leman will present "The Birth Order," based on his bestselling book with the same title, at 4 p.m. At 7 p.m., he will share his wisdom on parenting and grandparenting, based on several of his books including "Have a New Kid by Friday," "Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours" and "Parenting Your Powerful Child."
Although the program is free and open to the public, seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling Patty Eckwahl at 720-9122 or at www.lutheran-jamestown.org.
Leman will focus on how we can learn to change our behavior to allow others to change and how to enrich our relationships. A book signing will be held after the presentations.
More than 2,000 people have attended the award-winning Best of Times seminar series at Lutheran over the last two years.
"Dr. Leman is the perfect fit for our series," said Tom Holt, president and CEO of Lutheran. "We began the seminars to promote the importance of humor in our lives and to help people plan well to age well."
"Relationships play such an important role in our overall health and well-being," Holt said. "We believe a light-hearted and humorous approach to some of life's challenges enhances our lives."
Leman is an internationally known psychologist, media personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense psychology. He has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including "The View," "Today," "Oprah," CBS's "The Early Show," CNN's "American Morning," Fox & Friends" Focus on Family," "700 Club" and "LIFE Today" with James Robison. He has also served as a contributing family psychologist to "Good Morning America."
"We are excited to partner with JCC's Center for Continuing Education," Holt said. "We share a common passion for lifetime learning. JCC staff members will be on hand to promote the many professional and personal development classes they offer to community members."
Leman has written over 45 books about marriage and family issues, including "The Birth Order Book," "Sheet Music," "Making Children Mind without Losing Yours," and "Have a New Kid by Friday." He has coauthored, with his son Kevin Leman II, a series of illustrated children's books for each child in the family. Leman, a native of the Williamsville, and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson and spend their summers at Chautauqua Lake.
Edgewood Communities is part of Lutheran Senior Housing and is located on the Lutheran Campus off Falconer Street in Jamestown. Units include one and two bedroom apartments, duplex homes and the new Smartment Building.