Course Descriptions

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COURSE OFFERINGS

 

CAREERS


Volunteer Training

Become a Senior Companion! Are you a people person with time on your hands? Want to earn a bit of extra cash while helping others? The federal Senior Companion Program trains and supports low-income adult volunteers, age 55+ who make weekly visits to frail elders and those with disabilities. Help clients maintain quality of life and earn a small tax-free stipend. Sponsored locally by Lane Community College. You’ll also learn about ElderHelp and Experience Works!  Please call the following co-sponsors to register. (SAI Course)

10:30am-12:00pm, M, Jul 14
Campbell Center, 155 High St (541.683.5318) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks

3:30-5:00pm, W Aug 20
Campbell Center, 155 High St (541.683.5318) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks

10:30am-12:00pm, Tu, Sep 9
Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr, 215 W C St, Spfld (541.736.4444) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks

2:00-3:00pm, Tu, Sep 9
Amazon Community Ctr, 2700 Hilyard (541.682.5373) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Volunteer Training
Explore nature with kids at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum! Learn about native habitats and ecology so you can share your knowledge and enthusiasm with elementary aged students on nature walks. This class is co-sponsored by Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To obtain the full training schedule or to register and pay, contact Mt. Pisgah at education@mountpisgaharboretum.org or call 541.747.1504. (SAI Course)

6:30-8:00pm, Th, Sep 4 orientation. Other dates TBA (Material fee $10 12 hrs) - Laxton

 

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS


Personal Care Aide

Personal Care Aide Free Preview
Do you want to learn more about Lane’s Personal Care Aide training? Come to a FREE informational presentation!

5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Jun 26, DCA Rm TBA (1 hr No charge) – Susman   

Personal Care Aide Training
Ready for a rewarding career as a professional caregiver? Demand is great and growing statewide for caregivers in residential communities and in-home settings. This 40-hour, hands-on training is well-respected by area employers, many of whom offer special hiring consideration to those who pass the course. Textbook included. (Note: Employers will conduct comprehensive criminal history checks before hiring.)  (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Jul 8-Aug 21, DCA Rm TBA (40 hrs $359) - Gilad & Little

 

ARTS


Dance

Introduction to Middle Eastern  Dance
Let’s experience Saidi from Upper Egypt, Kahleegy from Saudi Arabia and noisy finger cymbals called “Zills.” Tone muscles, increase flexibility and improve your balance in this low impact dance, perfect for any age, body type physical level. This class is co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Solvang at 541.461.0490. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, W, Jul 2-30, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (8 hrs $35) – Renne

Middle Eastern Dance: Learn & Share
Learn some history and background of this ancient art form and then bring it back to the older adults you serve. We’ll take a peek at a few different styles, looking at specific moves and traditional costumes. This class will preview a longer class co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Th Jun 26, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) - Renne

Painting

Impressionist Art
Delve into the fascinating world of the famous Impressionist artists. Did you know that those soft, lyrical paintings created a scandal in their day? We will explore the lives of the painters and their muses in this introductory survey course co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact either Solvang at 541.461.0490 or Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Aug 12-26
Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (6 hrs $35) – Watson

1:30-3:30 pm, Th, Aug 14-28
Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs $35) - Watson

Plein Air Painting
Watercolor, acrylic, oils! What will YOU choose to express yourself outdoors? Enjoy demonstration of these 3 media choices, then experiment with one or all three with gentle guidance and instruction. Composition, color identification, color mixing, and more will be included. All levels welcome; all materials supplied. This class is co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688.  (SAI Course)

2-4 pm, F, Jul 11-Aug 1, Willamette Oaks Retirement, 455 Alexander Lp. (8 hrs $39) - Jamieson

Writing

Painless Creative Writing
Learn what makes a story readable, as well as how to develop an outline and research material. Each class will have several assignments during which we’ll write a prompt, share with the class and discuss (gently) how to improve. Students will be given home assignments to complete before the next session. Help will be available from the instructor during the week via email. This class is co-sponsor, River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052.  Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

1-3 pm, W, Jun 25-Aug 20, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr. (10 hrs $40) – Rehwalt

Writing Funny Memoirs
We all have great stories to tell; the problem is getting people to listen. This class will help you learn to use comedy writing tools such as misdirection, list of three and the ‘K’ rule to add laughter to your own favorite funny stories. Whether you plan to try to publish your memoirs or just want to pass along your favorite memories to your friends and family, this is a great way to get started. Bring paper & pen or laptop. This class is co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688. (SAI Course) 

1:30-3:30 pm, Th, July 17-31, Willamette Oaks Retirement Ctr, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs $29) - Jasheway

 

HOME & FAMILY


Culinary

Italian Lunchbox Gourmet
Prepare tasty Italian lunches from scratch. These quick dishes are gourmand-satisfying and great hot or cold. We’ll make Panini, pasta salads and luscious desserts and more. Please bring an empty container to take home your squisiti (scrumptious) leftovers. Food, supplies, and recipes included. There are no special allocations for food allergies or restrictions. This class is co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at 541.485.6922. (SAI Course)

12-3 pm, Sa, Jul 19-26, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

“Mangia” al fresco!
These easy-on-the-host quintessential Italian dinners make you feel like you’re enjoying beautiful Italian meals outdoors. White cannelloni, “porcupine meatballs,” or moscato wine cake anyone?  Please bring an empty container to take home your squisiti (scrumptious) leftovers. Food, supplies, and recipes included. There are no special allocations for food allergies or restrictions. This class is co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at 541.485.6922. (SAI Course)

12-3 pm, Sa, Aug 16-23, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

Driver Training

AARP Safe Driver Course
Since its inception in 1979, AARP Driver Safety has covered defensive driving techniques, rules of the road, normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time - including ways to compensate for these changes. Open to all ages and to non- AARP members.  Participants age 55+ may qualify for insurance discounts. The cost is $20, with a $5 discount to AARP members. There are no tests. To register, call one of the following locations.

7/12Kendall Ford, Eugene541.515.8896
7/17Cottage Grove Community Center

541.942.7260

7/21 & 28Willamalane Activity Center, Springfield541.736.4444
8/9Kendall Ford, Eugene541.515.8896
8/14Cottage Grove Community Center

541.942.7260

8/18 & 25

Willamalane Activity Center, Springfield (TENTATIVE) 

541.736.4444
8/22Campbell Senior Center, Eugene541.682.5318
8/25 & 27Petersen Barn, Eugene541.682.5521
8/27River Road Park & Recreation, Eugene541.688.4052
9/4Junction City Community Service Center541.998.4767
9/6Cottage Grove Community Center

541.942.7260

9/12Campbell Senior Center, Eugene541.682.5318
9/13Kendall Ford, Eugene541.515.8896

Family Health

Alzheimer’s Comprehensive
Thousands of our loved ones cope with Alzheimer’s disease. Misinformation and fears abound. Come learn what you need to know to be an effective ally and care partner. Topics will include risk factors, early detection, research & treatments, safety and much more. Communication, especially when times get rough will be of special focus. This class is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. (SAI Course)

1-3 pm, Tu, Sep 2-16, River Road Park & Recreation, 1055 River Rd. (6 hrs No Charge) -  Weinman  

Demystifying Medicare
Struggling to make sense of the alphabet soup that has become our healthcare system? You’re not alone! Let an expert help you untangle the mess, gain helpful navigation tools, and prepare yourself to decide what plans might be best for you and your family in this educational (not sales) class. This class is co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact either Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688 or Solvang at 541.461.0490. (SAI Course)

2-3:30 pm, Th, Jun 26-Jul 17
Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp  (6 hrs No charge) – Stoltz

1:30-3 pm, F. Aug 22-Sep 12
Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (6 hrs No charge) – Stoltz

Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Does a health condition affect your daily life? If so, this free 6-week program may be just for you. Gain skills to help you manage pain and depression, relax, sleep, exercise, eat well, and work well with your health care providers. The training is co-sponsored by Senior & Disabled Services and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Pre-registration required. Call 541.682.4103. Tomando Control de su Salud (Español) contact Jeannie Campos at 541.682.3558. (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 p.m., Tu, Sept 9-Oct 14, Location TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Scott

Living with Memory Loss
Experience this unique opportunity, created especially for those affected by early memory loss AND their care partners. Each week a local professional will present information about memory loss and community support services. Discussion and sharing with experienced facilitators will follow. This class is co-sponsored by ElderHealth and Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Diana Jacoby at ElderHealth at 541.726.4484. Scholarships are available. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Tu, Jun 24-Aug 26
Location TBA (20 hrs $100 per family) - Jacoby

10-12 pm, Tu, Sep 9-Oct 28
Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St ( 20 hrs $100 per family) – Jacoby

Retired! Now What?!   
Sleeping in every day? Fishing? A new career? A newly retired college professor, a soon-to-retire healthcare professional, and a counselor/educator who chose "rewiring" over retirement will help you determine how YOU will transition into YOUR best retirement. This class is co-sponsored by HealerToday.com, Lifestyle Changes Counseling Services, and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact HealerToday.com or call 541.510.2548.  (SAI Course)

9-4 pm, Sa, Jul 26, Garden Way Retirement, 175 S Garden Way (6 hrs $39, Lunch included) –Fabry, Davies, & Hecht

The Heart Has No Wrinkles
Healthy sexuality is an integral part of one’s self – from birth until death. Often the sexual scripts we learned originally are inadequate for our mature lives. In a safe and professional atmosphere we’ll explore many dimensions of aging and sexuality. All ages welcome. This class is co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Planned Parenthood at 541-344–1611 x1014. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, W, Jul 9-Aug 20, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (10.5 hrs $50 ) – Alba

Gardening & Landscaping

Flower Power 1
Love flowers?  This hands-on design class will teach you basic styles and techniques of flower arranging.  You will be creating a new fresh arrangement to take home each week.  Cost includes supplies and flowers. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052.  Participants who live within the River Road Park & Recreation district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

6:15-8:15 pm, Tu, Jun 24-Jul 22, Flower Market, Santa Clara Square, 45 H Division Ave. (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Flower Power 2
Love flowers?  This hands-on design class will build upon the techniques of flower arranging learned in Flower Power 1.  You will be creating a new fresh arrangement to take home each week.  Cost includes supplies and flowers. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052.  Participants who live within the River Road Park & Recreation district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

6:15-8:15 pm, Tu, Jul 29-Aug 26, Flower Market located in the Santa Clara Square (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Home Buying/Home Improvement

ABC's of Home Buying
A is for analyzing your financial situation. From there we’ll progress to working with a real estate agent, securing a loan, and closing the deal. This class is state-certified and meets requirements for down payment assistance and First Time Homebuyers loan programs. Cost covers materials for all members of a household. The class includes 7 hours of instruction and a 1:1 consultation and credit report review, scheduled at your convenience. These classes  are co-sponsored by NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at 541.345.7106 or visit www.nedcodc.org.  (SAI Course)

Design Concepts for Independent Living
Embrace the "Universal Design" features that can help you enjoy your home for years to come. This step-by-step presentation can help you eliminate potential hazards and accommodate your home to changing needs and abilities, with attention to both practicality and style. To register, contact instructor Teo Wences at 541.556.1845. (SAI Course)

9-12 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 9-11, LCC Downtown Campus, Room TBA (6 hrs No Charge) - Wences

Threshold Intensive Home Ownership
Still renting? You can own your own home - let us show you how! Since 1994 NEDCO has been working with families and individuals to help them become successful homeowners through this intensive two-part program. Over eight weekly classes, taught by qualified professionals, you will learn about financial preparation, the how purchase process, and protecting your investment. In addition to the classes, you will meet regularly 1:1 with a homeownership counselor to develop and implement your own action plan to help you reach your goal. These classes are co-sponsored by NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at 541.345.7106 or visit www.nedcodc.org.  (SAI Course)

Urban Homesteading 101
Preserve fruits & veggies; create your own breads, soaps, and cheeses; ferment your own sauerkraut; plan, prune, and graft in your garden. Save money and have a great time doing it! Class involves a new topic "workshop" each week. Choose any three workshops, or take them all. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC's Successful Aging Institute. For more information or register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052.  (SAI Course)

7-9 pm, W, Jul 2-Aug 20, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (6-20 hrs – 3 classes: $63 or all 10 classes $135) - Prier

 

MONEY MANAGEMENT


Car Ownership for Career Advancement
You can do it! We’ll cover budgeting, planning and shopping for your car as well as car loan readiness. Walk away with a personalized action plan. Savings assistance may be available. This class is co-sponsored by NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at 541.345.7106 or visit www.nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Financial Foundations
Expand your financial knowledge! This course will cover credit, savings, budgeting, tracking expenses and “spending leaks.”  You will also receive a free tri-merge credit report with credit scores and unlimited one-to-one counseling.  These classes are co-sponsored by NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at 541.345.7106 or visit www.nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Lifeline Financial Education
LifeLine provides you with the tools you need to get your finances under control - regardless of your circumstances. Whether you are looking to save some money, pay off debt or improve your credit, this is the class for you! The class includes an optional one-time consultation with a Financial Counselor. These classes are co-sponsored by NEDCO (Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation) and LCC Successful Aging Institute.  For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at 541.345.7106 or visit www.nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Long Term Care Planning
91% of couples age 65+ will need long term care during their lifetime. Learn how to plan ahead to cover the costs of care for you or your loved ones, while understanding the risks involved. We’ll review all possible sources of payment, including cash, insurance industry products, Medicaid & Medicare, VA benefits, reverse mortgages, and life settlements, so you'll have the knowledge and tools you need. Instructor-authored text will be provided free of charge. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052.  (SAI Course)

6:00-7:30 pm, Tu, Jul 1-22, River Road Park & Recreation, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $5) – Tomlin

 

PERSONAL


Fitness

Ai Chi/Warm Water Aquatics
Somewhat like Tai Chi in the water, Ai Chi can help you manage pain and increase flexibility, balance, and core strength while respecting your abilities and choices. Step-by-step instruction. Non-swimmers welcome. Bring your swimsuit or shorts/tank top, towel, and locker lock. This course is co-sponsored by Tamarack Aquatic Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Scholarships may be available for OHP and SNAP recipients. To register and pay, call Tamarack Pool at 541.686.9290. (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Th, Jun 26-Aug 14, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (8 hrs $48) - Henry-Schneider

Arthritis Exercise Program
The ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM uses gentle activities to help people with arthritis increase joint flexibility and range of motion, maintain muscle strength and decrease pain. Classes are specially designed for people of all ages with arthritis and other related diseases and limited movement. Let’s Move together by taking control of your arthritis. Exercise from the comfort of your chair. River Road Park & Recreation District is an Arthritis Foundation sponsored agency. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road at 541.688.4052.  Participants who live within the River Road Park district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Jun 24-Aug 21, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $40) - Martinez

Deep Water Exercise

Aerobic intensity level. Designed for the active adult. Provides a 20-25 minute aerobic fitness segment.  A progression of exercises maximize cardiovascular conditioning and enhance flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength and toning. Priority registration given to adults capable of an aerobic pace. This course is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road Park district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

8-9 pm, Tu/Th, Jun 24-Jul 10, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $28) - TBA
8-9 pm, Tu/Th, Jul 15-Jul 31, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $28) – TBA
8-9 pm, Tu/Th, Aug 5-21, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $28) - TBA

El Nuevo Sistema Revolucionario
Latin Jam Workout
Latin Jam es el programa revolucionario de ejercicio combinado con la mejor musica latina y la energia de la musica moderna, creando un programa de cardio dinamico, divertido y efectivo mientras nos ejercitamos.
Latin Jam is a fusion of the seductive flavors of Latin America with the powerful beats of hip hop, the hypnotic sound of techno and the exotic attitude of tribal movements. These workouts build on a foundation of traditional aerobic moves. This class is instructed in Spanish; all languages and abilities are welcome. This class is co-sponsored by Willamalane Adult Activity Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Willamalane at 541.736.4444. Participants who live within the Willamalane district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu/Th, Jul 8-31, Willamalane Center, 250 S 32nd St (8 hrs $38) - Ramirez
5:30-6:30 pm, Tu/Th, Aug 5-28, Willamalane Center, 250 S 32nd St (8 hrs $38) - Ramirez

Exerstart
Here’s a great way to start an exercise program. This exercise program provides activities that can be done seated as well as standing. We’ll have fun while improving balance, flexibility and muscle strength. Please wear comfortable clothes, good supportive shoes and bring a water bottle. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount. No class on July 4. (SAI Course)

9:45-10:45 am, M/W/F, Jun 23-Aug 22, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (30 hrs - Call for cost) - Barry

Feldenkrais
Explore a sequence of gentle, simple movements to increase your awareness through sense, movement, and imagination. Experience a quiet power as the seemingly impossible becomes possible. Based on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. All levels welcome. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For registration and payment, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. No class on July 4. (SAI Course)

12-1:15 pm, F, Jun 27-Aug 1, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Skell
12-1:15 pm, F, Aug 8-Sept  5, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Skell

Fitness Hula
Traditional hula instruction for beginners. No prior experience necessary. Please bring a full-size sarong or pareu to wear in class. Chants, movement, cultural protocol. All ages welcome. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

6:30-8 pm, W, Jul 2-23, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $54) - Iwalani
6:30-8 pm, W, Aug 6-27, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $54) - Iwalani

Nia Technique Mind-Body Fitness
Ages 16+. Nia is non-impact, aerobic exercise to music. It combines dance, yoga, tai chi and self-healing. Enjoy new moves enhancing balance and bone density improvements. This class is co-sponsored by Willamalane Adult Activity Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Willamalane at 541.736.4444. Participants who live within the Willamalane district may qualify for a discount.  No class July 1 or 3. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Jun 24-Aug 8
Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $37) - Hollander

5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Jun 26-Aug 7
Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $27) - Hollander

Pilates for Mature Adults
The benefits of the mind/body practice of Pilates include better joint mobility, flexibility, balance and body awareness, improved posture and grace. Each session will include warm-ups; exercises focusing on strength, body alignment, and balance; and cool down stretching. Bring yoga mat, towel, and water. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052.  Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

8:30-9:30 am, M/W, Jun 23-Aug 20, River Road Annex, 1055 River Rd (20 hrs $70) - Barry

The Body Shop
Summer is coming! Join local personal trainer Jeff Hardisty ACSM CPT, for 45 minutes of unique and challenging exercise routines and conditioning to build strength and endurance, and improve flexibility and mobility. In Jeff’s successful ”Be Fit For Life” Class, co-sponsored by LCC Successful Aging Institute, he talks about getting and staying fit, now let him show your how. All exercises can be adapted to your current level of fitness. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

5:15-6 pm, Tu/Th, Jun 24-Aug 7, River Road Annex, 1055 River Rd (10.5 hrs $35) - Hardisty

Water Exercise Orientation/Review  
In just 30 minutes, your 1:1 instructor will demonstrate proper equipment use, correct posture, and standard exercise for shallow and/or deep water. Then she will recommend the class that seems best suited for you. Please arrive a bit early -- with your swimsuit, towel, the medication/medical history information you'll need to complete a mandatory participation form. Cost may be applied towards water exercise classes this term. Class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  

Ongoing by appointment. $15. Note: Appointments can be scheduled beginning 6/23. TBA

Growth/Self Improvement

“Improv” Your Life
When’s the last time you took recess? Strengthened that funny bone? Improvisation can flex your memory, lower your stress and remind you how to play with others. Remember, as Tom Robbins says, it’s never too late for a happy childhood. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact, River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Th, Aug 21-Sep 4, River Road Park & Recreation, 1055 River Rd (6 hrs $30) - Jasheway 

Moving On: Grief & Transition
Loss isn't just about death. Examine the upside-down world of families in later life, identify ways to change co-dependent patterns and discuss tools to maintain harmony in multi-generational homes. This class is co-sponsored by HealerToday.com, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688. (SAI Course)

9-4 pm, Sa, Aug 9-16, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (12 hrs $59—Lunch included) - Fabry

Restringing Our Life’s Pearls
We are enriched as we treasure the times, places, relationships, challenges, and achievements of our lives. We will identify such "pearls" or "chapters," polish and reword them, and rearrange them in the light of our present and future. This class is co-sponsored by HealerToday.com and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact HealerToday.com at 541-510-2548. (SAI Course)

9-12 pm, Sa, Jul 12-19, Garden Way Retirement , 175 S Garden Way (6 hrs $39-Lunch included) – Rogers

Using Games & Play
One of the best ways to teach others anything is to make your message more playful. Join Leigh Anne in fun games with a message. Then learn how to adopt similar games to improve your ability to work with and help others. This class will preview two classes co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. No preregistration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu Jul 1, Eugene Downtown Public Library ( 2 hrs No charge) - Jasheway

Recreation

Spain’s Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera
Arrriba! 13 days touring through Spain and Portugal, it doesn’t get much better than this! Come learn about this amazing trip and get more information. This presentation is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation, Solvang Retirement Community, and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact either River Road Park at 541.688.4052 or Solvang at 541.461.0490. (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, M, Jun 9, Solvang Retirement Community, 1202 Jacobs Dr (1 hr No Charge) - Setzer
11-12 pm, Tu, Jun 10, River Road Park & Recreation, 1400 River Rd (1 hr No Charge) – Setzer
1-2 pm, M, Sep 8, Solvang Retirement Community, 1202 Jacobs Dr (1 hr No Charge) - Setzer
1-2 pm, Tu, Sep 9, River Road Park & Recreation, 1400 River Rd (1 hr No Charge) – Setzer

Yoga

Beginning Yoga
Learn commonly practiced yoga poses and how to practice them safely, honoring your own level of strength and flexibility. Emphasis on yoga taught the gentle and sustainable way. Discover how yoga promotes wellness, reduces stress and heals. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:45 pm, M, Jun 23-Jul 21, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Butera
12-1:30 pm, Th, Jun 26-Jul 17, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) – Butera
12-1:30 pm, Th, Jul 24-Aug 14, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) – Huling
5:30-6:45 pm, M, Jul 28-Aug 25, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Jamieson

Chair Yoga
Chair Yoga is a great option for those who find it hard to get up and down from the floor. Yoga helps reduce pain, stretches and relaxes the body, and calms the mind. The poses will be adapted as much as possible for specific individual challenges. The main goal in this class is to stretch and relax the whole body and to have fun doing it This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Jun 24-Aug 21, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $65) - MacDonald

Plus Size Yoga
Gentle, yet dynamic, flowing yoga for those with larger bodies who want to increase flexibility, strength, balance and deep relaxation in a supportive environment. Anyone, of any size, can benefit from yoga movement, beginning right where you are and moving forward, step by step. This class is co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount.  (SAI Course)

7-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Jun 24-Aug 21, Emerald Park (30 hrs call for cost) - Lutz
10-11:30 am, Sa, Jun 28-Aug 23, 1055 River Rd Annex  (15 hrs call for cost) – Lutz

Yoga for Any Time, Any Where, Any Body!
Yoga is accessible to anyone, regardless of age, mobility or restrictions. Learn how to safely present an attractive variety of yoga poses, or asanas, to the older adults with whom you work. Let’s keep everybody’s body moving! This session will preview an array of yoga classes co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, Jun 17, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) - Butera

Yoga for a Healthy Back
You can safely stretch your spine, and strengthen all of the supporting muscles. Gain tools to help you reclaim and maintain a pain-free back in this therapeutic yoga class. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.  (SAI Course)

12:15-1:30 pm, W, Jul 9-Aug 6, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – O’Neil

Yoga for Birders
Learn asanas to loosen up your neck, back and shoulders. Class includes two outdoor opportunities to gaze skyward at migrating birds. No prior yoga experience required. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.  (SAI Course)

8-9:15 am, Su, Jun 29-Jul 27, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Siporin

Yoga for Emotional Balance
Practice specific yoga poses and breathing techniques that support healthy emotional balance. Safely cultivate kindness toward yourself and build on a foundation that supports well-being. This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.  (SAI Course)

7-8:15 pm, M, Jun 23-Jul 21, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Butera

Yoga Nidra
Also known as yogic sleep, this ancient practice can help unwind the nervous system, and is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners. In a peaceful yoga studio, learn and practice through imagery, body scanning and deep relaxation. This course is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Bring padding for resting. To register and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.  (SAI Course)

7-8:30 pm, Th, Jun 26-Jul 24, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Staff

Yoga: Power to the Core!
Calm the mind and increase flexibility as you build your fitness foundation. These asanas can help you cultivate inner power and protect your spine. Prior yoga experience required.  This class is co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and  LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.  (SAI Course)

7-8:15 pm, Th, Jul 31-Aug 28, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Krisko