Course Descriptions

Winter 2015

Course Offerings (January 5 - March 21)
 

CAREERS


Encore

Getting Paid for Giving Care
Lane Community College offers several options for adults with a lifetime of caregiving skills. Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others and get paid for doing so. Barbara will discuss the Successful Aging Institute's "Personal Care Aide" training program and the Senior Companion Program, as well as other opportunities. Please call one of the following co-sponsors to register. (SAI Course)

9-10:30 am, Th, Jan 15, Campbell Center, 155 High St (541) 682-5318 (1.5 hrs No charge)-Susman
2-3:30 pm, Th, Mar 5, Amazon Community Ctr, 2700 Hilyard St (541) 682-5373 (1.5 hrs No charge)-Susman
1:30-3 pm, Th, Mar 12, Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr.,215 W C St, Spfld (541) 736-4444 (1.5 hrs no charge)-Susman

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 one of the following co-sponsors to register. (SAI Course)

1:30-3 pm, Th, Jan 29, Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr.,215 W C St, Spfld (541) 736-4444 (1.5 hrs no charge) - Brooks
2-3:30 pm, W, Feb 4, Campbell Center, 155 High St (541) 682-5318 (1.5 hrs no charge) - Brooks

School Garden Project Volunteer Training
Dig in! Kindle the delight of gardening in children. This dirt-under-the-fingernails training is your ticket to volunteering for the Project's educational programs. Learn how to confidently share your knowledge with eager elementary students in small and larger groups. Pick up tips on tools and cooking safety. Co-sponsored by the School Garden Project and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact the School Garden Project at Elizabeth@schoolgardenproject.org or (541) 284-1001. Participants must attend one 2-hour class.(SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Sa, Feb 7, Family School Garden, 1650 W 22nd Ave (2 hrs No Charge) - Goward/Guerrero
10-12 pm, Sa, Feb 21, Family School Garden, 1650 W 22nd Ave (2 hrs No Charge) - Goward/Guerrero

You Owe It To Yourself: Volunteer!
Do volunteers really have more fun? Discover the bounty of opportunities Lane County organizations provide, so that YOU can make a difference. Co-sponsored by RSVP of Lane County (at United Way) and the Senior Companion Program (at Lane Community College), this breezy overview will provide hands-on tools to take the next step and get involved. To register, call (541) 682-5521 (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, W, Mar 4, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd (1.5 hrs No charge) - Bresler/Susman

 

ALLIED HEALTH


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, Jan 15, DCA 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, Jan 27-Mar 12, DCA TBA (40 hrs $359) - Gilad/Little

 

ARTS


Dance

Joy of Hula
Combine low impact footwork with hand motions to connect with the language of your heart. No experience necessary. Bring a sarong, if available. 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)

4:30-6 pm, F, Jan 9-30, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $55) - Kumu Iwalani
4:30-6 pm, F, Feb 6-27, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $55) - Kumu Iwalani

Sharing Hula Basics
Get your residents and students moving with delight! Kumu Iwalani will counter your stereotypes and introduce the basics of the movement, language, and meaning of Hula. Learn the basics of gentle low-impact footwork and hand motions so you can share them with whom you work. This class previews a "Joy of Hula" class co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Th, Jan 15, Eugene Downtown Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Kumu Iwalani

 

Drawing

Basic Drawing & Design
Calling all new and ongoing artists! Develop eye-catching compositions. Learn from masters' examples and cultivate the structure you need to improve and more greatly enjoy your work. 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)

6:30-8:30 pm, Tu, Jan 13-Mar 17, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (20 hrs $95) - Geras-Carson

 

Painting

Oil Painting: Ongoing
The class decides the subject and we paint it as a group. Fast paced and packed with fun. Get supply list when you register. 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)

6-9 pm, M, Jan 12-Mar 16, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $95) - Hanson

Oil Painting: Open Studio
Paint with joy and confidence. Work on composition, color mixing, short cuts and more. Bring photos, reference materials and your own supplies. 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)

1:30-4:30 pm, M, Jan 12-Mar 16, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $95) - Hanson

 

HOME & FAMILY


Culinary

Be My Valentine Today!
Red is for passion. Dish up some zing, with a dash of bling for this special celebration. Pork with berry Chipotle glaze, Chianti-style beef, 4 ingredient chocolate cake, and more. Food, supplies and recipes included. No special allocations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

12:00-3:00 pm, Sa, Feb 14-21, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

Eat Well on a Tight Budget
Even if you are not a nutrition professional, having some tools up your sleeve can really help your clients enjoy wholesome & healthy eating. What low-cost foods help prevent anxiety and depression? What quick healthful foods is it a good idea to always have on hand? This class previews the fuller version of this class co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, T, Jan 6, Eugene Bethel Branch Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Syversen
5:30-7:30 pm, W, Jan 7, Eugene Downtown Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Syversen

Eat Your Way to Good Health
Believe it or not, healthy food can be low-cost AND delicious! Learn from a professional nutritionist how to create healthy snacks and balanced meals that will delight you and yours. Demonstrations and samples to enjoy. Some info on special diets (gluten-free, diabetic) included. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation & 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)

10-12pm, Sa, Jan 10-24, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $35) - Syversen

I-Sea-Food
Create tasty dinners form the ocean. Feature seasonal produce and fruits to create memorable and budget friendly meals. Crabmeat risotto, lemon ricotta tuna meatballs, smoked salmon tartines, and more. There are no special allocations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

12:00-3:00 pm, Sa, Jan 17-24, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

Venetian Tapas (Ciccetti)
Thrill your guests with Italian small plates from the most famous lagoon in the world. Mozzarella in carrozza, fish mousse crostini, Mortadella cheesecake and more. There are no special allocations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

12:00-3:00 pm, Sa, Mar 7-14, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

 

Driver Training

AARP Smart 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. This is a 6 hour course. The cost is $20, with a $5 discount to AARP members. There are no tests. To register, call one of the following locations.

Smart Driver Class Dates & Times
1/10Kendall Ford, Eugene(541) 515-8896
1/12 & 26Willamalane Activity Center, Springfield(541) 736-4444
1/26 & 28Petersen Barn, Eugene(541) 682-5521
2/3Campbell Senior Center, Eugene(541) 682-5318
2/9 & 23Willamalane Activity Center, Springfield(541) 736-4444
2/14Kendall Ford, Eugene(541) 515-8896
3/3Campbell Senior Center, Eugene(541) 682-5318
3/5Junction City Community Service Center(541) 998-4767
3/14Kendall Ford, Eugene(541) 515-8896

 

Family Health & Dynamics

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. Co-sponsored by Senior & Disabled Services and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Pre-registration required. Additional workshops may become available. To register, call the Living Well Specialist at (541) 682-4103. (SAI Course)

2-4:30 pm, Th, Jan 8-Feb 12, Sheldon Park Senior Living, 2440 Willakenzie Rd (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert
10-12:30 pm, Sa, Jan 24-Feb 28,Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert
6-8:30 pm, W, Feb 11-Mar 18, Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert
12:30-3 pm, M, Mar 2-Apr 6, Riverstone Clinic, 2073 Olympic St., Spfld (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert

Living With Alzheimer's for Late Stage Caregivers
In the late stage of Alzheimer's disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this 3-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's and their families.

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)

1-3pm, Tu, Feb 3-17, River Road Park & Recreation, 1055 River Rd. (6 hrs No Charge) - Weinman

Living with Memory Loss
Experience this unique opportunity for persons affected with memory loss diseases (dementias) 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. Co-sponsored by ElderHealth and Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Bridget Kronholm at ElderHealth at (541) 747-1755. Scholarships are available. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Tu, Jan 6-Mar 10, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard (20 hrs $100 per family) - Kronholm

Natural Childbirth Preparation
Learn deep relaxation, strengthen your partnering skills and engage in empowering discussions. Bring healthy snacks to share. 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)

12-3 pm, Su, Feb 22-Mar 15, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (12 hrs $70) - Shoupe

 

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. 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)

6-8 pm, Tu, Jan 13-Feb 10, 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. 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)

6-8 pm, Tu, Feb 17-Mar 17, Flower Market located in the Santa Clara Square (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Spring Life at the Arboretum
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum showcases many of the key habitats of the Southern Willamette Valley. Learn about the early spring wonders of plants and animals who call Mt. Pisgah home, then schedule special field trips there. Discover ways to share nature with the children and/or adults with whom you work, in a fun interactive way. This presentation is co-sponsored by Mt. Pisgah Arboretum and LCC Successful Aging Institute. It will preview Mt. Pisgah's spring volunteer training. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, W, Mar 4, Eugene Downtown Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Laxton

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. 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)

7-9 pm, W, Jan 14, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (1 hr No charge) - Prier
7-9 pm, W, Jan 21-Mar 18, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6-20 hrs Call for Cost) - Prier

 

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)

Threshold Intensive Home Ownership
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 you will learn about financial preparation, the purchase process, and protecting your investment. You will also meet regularly 1:1 with a homeownership counselor to develop and implement your own action plan. 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)

 

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)

Fraud Busters
Fact: Thieves aiming to steal from us follow the headlines. They craft their messages for greatest impact. Sometimes it's high tech, other times they phone or ring our doorbells. Learn from State of Oregon professionals how to keep your assets safe. Co-sponsored by the State of Oregon, which donates the time & expertise, 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, Th, Mar 5-19, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs $9) - Childs

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)

Protect Yourself
Financial fraud and elder abuse are rampant. How can you make sure you and those you love don't fall victim? Learn from State of Oregon professionals how to safeguard yourself and your assets. Co-sponsored by State of Oregon, which donates its time, expertise and resources, Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Solvang Retirement at (541) 461-0490. (SAI Course)

2-4 pm, W, Feb 18-Mar 4, Solvang Retirement, 1202 Jacobs Dr (6 hrs $9) - Childs 

 

PERSONAL


Exercise & Fitness

Arthritis Exercise Program
Use gentle activities to increase joint flexibility and range of motion, maintain muscle strength and decrease pain. These Certified Arthritis Foundation 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, from the comfort of your chair. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation, Solvang Retirement and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Solvang at (541) 461-0490 or 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, Jan 6-Mar 12, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $45) - Martinez
2-3 pm, Tu/Th, Feb 3-Mar 12, Solvang Retirement, 1202 Jacobs Dr (12 hrs $39) - Whelan

Be Fit for Life
Join a local personal trainer and Ironman to learn about aging successfully, maintaining mobility, eating for optimal nutrition, exercising for your body type, and why your breakfast is making you fat. Free full-body exercise routine included. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park & Recreation at (541) 688-4052. Participants who live within the River Road district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

6:30-7:30 pm, M, Jan 5, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (1 hr No Charge) - Hardisty
6:30-7:30 pm, M, Jan 12-Feb 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (6 hrs $50) - Hardisty

The Body Shop
Join local personal trainer Jeff Hardisty for unique & challenging exercise routines to build strength & endurance, and improve flexibility & mobility. All exercises can be adapted to your current level of fitness. 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)

5-5:45 pm, M/W/F, Jan 5-Mar 13, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (22.5 hrs $70) - Hardisty
5:15-6 pm, Tu/Th, Jan 6-Mar 12, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $50) - Hardisty

Caregiver Training: Warm Water
Water is healing. Learn & practice techniques to help ensure safety in entering, enjoying and exiting the water. Caregivers and clients welcome to register together; only Caregiver pays. Bring swimsuit or shorts/tank top, towel, and locker lock. 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)

1:30-3 pm, F, Feb 6-20, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (4.5 hrs $45) - Knowles

Cardio-Core Conditioning
Condition your body and cultivate the stamina you need. Includes interval training, plyometrics and cardiovascular training. Wear supportive shoes. All levels welcome. 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)

6-7 pm, Tu/Th, Jan 6-Mar 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (22 hrs $70) - Farrington

Deep Water Exercise
Aerobic intensity level. Designed for the active adult. Provides a 20-25 minute aerobic fitness segment. A progression of exercises maximizes cardiovascular conditioning and enhances 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, Jan 6-Feb 5, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $46) - McKenney
8-9 pm, Tu/Th, Feb 10-Mar 12, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $46) - McKenney

East Meets West
Blend alignment and breath work with core and upper body strengthening in evidence-based exercise. Work on your gait, reduce stress, and breathe! All levels welcome. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, M/W, Jan 5-Feb 4, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas- Morrow
2-3 pm, M/W, Feb 9-Mar 11, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas- Morrow

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. 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)

9:45-10:45 am, M/W/F, Jan 5-Mar 20, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (33 hrs - Call for cost) - TBA

Feldenkrais
This method is for anyone wanting to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Learn comfortable, easy movements that gradually evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Find increased balance, coordination, breat and effortless mobility. All levels welcome. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and the 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, Jan 14-Feb 11, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Skell

Nia Technique Mind-Body Fitness
Ages 18+. 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. 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, Jan 6, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (Free intro) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Jan 8, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (Free intro) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Jan 13-Mar 3, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (8 hrs $42) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Jan 15-Mar 5, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (8 hrs $42) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Mar 10-Apr 21, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (7 hrs $37) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Mar 12-Apr 23, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (7 hrs $37) - 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. 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, Jan 5-Mar 11, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (20 hrs $70) - Forrest

Qigong
Loosen your tension; ground your energy; and explore a new terrain of mind-body connection with dynamic, breath-coordinated movements. All levels welcome. All postures modified as needed. 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)

12:15-1:15 pm, M, Jan 12-Feb 16, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) - Vasquez

Warm Water Exercise: Three Modes
Explore Ai Chi / Gentle Stretch / Aquatic Fitness to develop core strength, balance, improve flexibility, manage pain and improve movement. Written materials and step-by-step instructions provided. Bring swimsuit or shorts/tank top, towel, and locker lock. 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, Jan 8-Mar 19, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (11 hrs $66) - Henry-Schneider

 

Growth & Self Improvement

Grief, Loss & Peace
Loss affects us all, deeply & differently. Learn and practice techniques that have helped hundreds of others, from a gifted Chaplain and instructor. Self-care and recovery will be our focus. Co-sponsored by Pinnacle Healthcare and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Loretta at (541) 345-0534. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, Tu, Feb 3-Mar 24, Green Valley Rehabilitation Ctr, 1735 Adkins St (12 hrs No Charge) - Engel

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 x 1014. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, M, Jan 12-Feb 23, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (10.5 hrs $50) - Alba

 

Recreation

Adventure Travel
Looking for authentic, small group travel featuring adventure, cultural immersion and sustainability? Learn about upcoming trips planned for Peru Belize/Guatemala, Antarctica and the Galapagos in this presentation. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-8:15 pm, Feb 19, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr (541.688.4052) (1 hr No charge) - Setzer

Southern Charm
Historic Charleston, St. Augustine, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Savannah, Factors Walk . . . Enjoy this armchair tour of the American South and the opportunity to join River Road Park & Recreation District on a weeklong journey through history and culture in fall 2015 . Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation District, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact one of the co-sponsors listed below. (SAI Course)

3-4 pm, M, Jan 26, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp  (541) 343-2688 (1 hr No charge) - Setzer
1-2 pm, Tu, Jan 27, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr (541.688.4052) (1 hr No charge) - Setzer
6-7 pm, Tu, Jan 27, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (541.461-0490) (1 hr No charge) - Setzer
1-2 pm, Tu, Apr 7, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr (541.688.4052) (1 hr No charge) - Setzer

 

Yoga

Beginning Yoga
Learn common 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. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, call Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

12-1:30 pm, Tu, Jan 13-Feb 3, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) - Butera
7-8:15 pm, M, Jan 19-Feb 16, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Krisko
12-1:30 pm, Tu, Feb 10-Mar 3, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) - Butera

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. 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, Jan 6-Mar 12, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $60) - MacDonald

Guys Love Yoga Too!
Although open to all, this introductory class was created to make yoga enjoyable and accessible for guys. Bring those tight hips, hamstrings and shoulders to the mat. Feel stronger, calmer and more flexible. 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)

10:30-11:45 am, Sa, Jan 17-Feb 14, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Bertolone

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. 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, Jan 6-Mar 19, Emerald Park (33 hrs call for cost) - Lutz
10-11:30 am, Sa, Jan 10-Mar 21, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (16.5 hrs call for cost) - Lutz

Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga
Come ready to stretch, connect and relax with your partner. Massage, breath work and birth anatomy included. All levels welcome. 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)

10-11:30 am, Su, Feb 15-Mar 15, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (7.5 hrs $50) - Shoupe

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. Perfect for helping with insomnia and stress reduction. Bring two blankets & sleep pad. 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, Th, Jan 15-Feb 12, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Feb 19-Mar 19, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet
7-8:30 pm, M, Feb 23-Mar 16, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) - Namyet

Yoga for the Pelvic Floor
Dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles can lead to low back/pelvic pain, incontinence and bowel issues. Yoga poses can increase circulation, build stamina and normalize muscle tone. Your instructor is a licensed & well-experienced physical therapist. 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)

7-8:30 pm, Th, Jan 22-Feb 19, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (7.5 hrs $55) - Abel

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. 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, Feb 26-Mar 19, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hours, $38) - Krisko

Yoga for Stress, Anxiety, & Insomnia
Do you ever find yourself bound up from the life's challenges? Anxiety and stress can make it difficult to fully relax, and can interfere with getting a good night's sleep. Learn and practice breathing techniques, gentle movement, and a guided meditation from an expert instructor, to help you release, down regulate the nervous system and better cope with stress, anxiety, and insomnia. Bring yoga mat. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

2:15-3:30, Th, Jan 15-Feb 12, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (6.25 hrs $42) - Butera