Course Descriptions

Fall Term is here!

Course Offerings

 

CAREERS


Encore

Get a Job at 50+
Times are still tough. Lane County has excellent resources for older adults who want either paid or stipended work. Join representatives from WorkSource Lane, Goodwill Industries, Experience Work and Lane Community College to see how YOU can take the next step. Co-sponsored by these organizations through LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, W, Oct 8, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) – Susman

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. To register for this class contact Campbell Community Center (541) 682-5318. (SAI Course)

9:30-11 am, F, Oct 10, Campbell Center, 155 High St (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 the following co-sponsors to register. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, Tu, Oct 7, Campbell Center, 155 High St ((541)-683-5318) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks
2-3:30 pm, Tu, Nov 4, Amazon Community Ctr, 2700 Hilyard ((541)-682-5373) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks
2-3:30 pm, Tu, Dec 2, Campbell Center, 155 High St ((541) 683-5318) (1.5 hrs no charge) – Brooks

Hospice Volunteer Training
As an integral part of the Hospice team, volunteers provide compassion, friendship, support and so much more at end-of-life. Learn about family dynamics, communication skills and gain awareness of the medical, psychosocial, spiritual and practical aspects of this field. Pre-requisites: Application and interview. Background check, TB test and & 1-yr commitment required. Co-sponsored by Cascade Health Solutions and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Apply: www.cascadehealth.org/hospice, contact Shirley Kirkpatrick (541) 228-3081. (SAI Course)

5:30-9 pm, F; 9-5:30 pm, Sa; 9-5 pm, Su; Oct 24-26, Cascade Hospice 20 hrs No charge) – Kirkpatrick

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, Oct 11, Family School Garden, 1650 W 22nd Ave (2 hrs No Charge) – Goward & Guerrero
10-12 pm, Sa, Oct 18, Family School Garden, 1650 W 22nd Ave (2 hrs No Charge) – Goward & Guerrero

 

ALLIED HEALTH


Nursing Assistant

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, Oct 10-24, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (4.5 hrs $45) - Knowles

Your Residents & Sexuality
Professional care providers in older adult residential communities face complex issues. How do you help residents maintain their dignity as well as their safety? How do you cope successfully with concerns of families? We'll examine these issues and discuss appropriate guidelines with a national expert. Co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay contact Planned Parenthood at (541) 344-1611 x1014. (SAI Course)

9-1 pm, W, Sep 17, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (4 hrs $25, includes lunch) - Taverner

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, Oct 2, DCA Rm 104 (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.) No class Nov 11 or Nov 27. (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Oct 14-Dec 4, DCA Rm 215 (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. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, W, Oct 8-Nov 5, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (7.5 hrs $35) – Renne

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)

6:30-8 pm, W, Oct 1-22, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $55) - Iwalani
6:30-8 pm, W, Oct 29-Nov 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $55) – 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. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

6:30-8:30 pm, Tu, Sep 16-Nov 25, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (20 hrs $95) – Geras-Carson

Fearless Drawing
With the help of 30+ years of teaching experience, you instructor will shepherd you though the basics and help you improve skills with pencil, charcoal and/or ink. All levels welcome; all supplies provided. Co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living, Willamette Oaks 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)

1-3 pm, Th, Oct 2-23, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (8 hrs $39) - Jamison
1-3 pm, Th, Oct 30-Nov 20, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (8 hrs $39) – Jamison

Painting

Oil Painting: Beginning
Learn palette setup, color mixing, brushstrokes and more. Get supply list when you register. 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)

10-1 pm, M, Sep 15-Nov 17, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $85) –Hanson

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, Sep15-Nov 17, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $85) –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, Sep15-Nov 17, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $85) –Hanson

Writing

Heirloom Memories
You've amassed a lifetime of valuable lessons. Your leader will help you transform them into an heirloom legacy to share with family and friends. Enjoy storytelling, brainstorming and free form writing. Bring writing tools. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Solvang at (541) 461-0490 or Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

9:3 pm. M, Oct 27, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs $45, includes lunch) – Cummings
2-5 pm, M, Nov 17-24, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (6 hrs $39) - Cummings

Write a Compelling Story
This short course is fun for those who write as a hobby and relaxing for the experienced writer. By the end of lesson 5 you should have a compelling short story on paper, as well as the tools to rewrite it for excellence. Bring writing tools. Co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living, River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Solvang at (541) 461-0490 or 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, Sep 17-Nov 19, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr. (20 hrs $50) – Rehwalt
10-12 pm., Tu, Sep 30-Oct 28, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (10 hrs $40) – Rehwalt

 

HOME & FAMILY


Culinary

Chocolate for the Holidays
Ditch the guilt, but keep the chocolate! Dark chocolate avocado truffles, lavender & chocolate cookies, fat-free chocolate chili crackers & 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)

12:30-3:30 pm, Su, Oct 19-26, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) – Mariotti

Culinary Holiday Gifts
Treat your friends to your very own holiday goodies! Homemade sweet butters, jams, mustards & more. Food, supplies, and recipes included. 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)

12:30-3:30 pm, Su, Nov 30-Dec 7, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) – Mariotti

Teaching Italian Cooking Basics
Love Italian food? Join us to learn some cooking basics in this demonstration class, then share them with the children or adults with whom you work. In addition to step-by-step instructions, you will enjoy delicious samples! This session will previews hands-on cooking classes co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

2-4 pm, Sa, Oct 4, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) – Mariotti

Thanksgiving Italian Style
Let's give "Grazie!" Pumpkin risotto, mushroom fettuccini, double chocolate cake & more. Food, supplies, and recipes included. 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)

12:30-3:30 pm, Su, Nov 2-9, 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. 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.

10/11 - Kendall Ford, Eugene - (541) 515-8896
10/20 & 22 - Petersen Barn - (541) 682-5521
10/20 & 27 - Willamalane Activity Ctr, Spfld - (541) 736-4444
11/6 - Junction City Community Service Ctr. - (541) 998-4767
11/8 - Kendall Ford, Eugene - (541) 515-8896
11/17/& 19 - Petersen Barn - (541) 682-5521
11/17 & 24 - Willamalane Activity Ctr, Spfld - (541) 736-4444
11/21 - Campbell Senior Ctr. - (541) 682-5318
11/24 - River Road Park & Recreation, Eugene - (541) 688-4052
12/13 - Kendall Ford, Eugene - (541) 515-8896

Family Health & Dynamics

Caregiving With Alzheimer's: Mid-Stage
Gain vital tools and strategies to help you provide optimal care, maximize quality of life and safeguard your own health while caring for a person living with Alzheimer's. 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, Dec 2-16, River Road Park & Recreation, 1055 River Rd. (6 hrs No Charge) - Weinman

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. Tomand o Control de su Salud (Español), llamar a Jeannie Campos at (541) 682-3558. (SAI Course)

10-12:30 pm, Sa, Sept 27-Nov 1, Location TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Scott
6-8:30 pm, M, Oct 20-Nov 24, Location TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Scott
10-12:30 pm, W, Nov 12-Dec 17, Location TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Scott

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 Diana Jacoby at ElderHealth at (541) 726-4484. Scholarships are available. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Tu, Sep 9-Nov 11, Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St ( 20 hrs $100 per family) – Jacoby

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. No class Nov 23 or Nov 30. (SAI Course)

12-3 pm, Su, Sep 28-Oct 19, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (12 hrs $45) – Shoupe
12-3 pm, Su, Nov 9-Dec 14, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (12 hrs $45) – Shoupe

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Designed to help family caregivers of older adults develop and practice self-care "tools" and to thrive as individuals while managing caregiving responsibilities. Learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate more effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Co-sponsored by Willamalane Adult Activity Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Must pre- register and pay, through Willamalane at (541) 736-4444. Participants who live within the Willamalane district may qualify for a discount. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

9:30-12 pm, Sa, Oct 4-Nov 15, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (15 hrs $5) – Tibbitts, Courtney, McNealy

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, Sep16-Oct 14, 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, Oct 21-Nov 18, Flower Market located in the Santa Clara Square (10 hrs $90) – Sondag

Teaching Urban Homesteading Basics
Are you a Do-It-Yourself kind of person? Come learn a bit about food preservation, soap and cheese making, and maximizing your garden then share this info with the children or adults with whom your work. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation District and LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, Sep 23, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) – Prier

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. For more information or register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-9 pm, W, Sep 17-Nov 19, 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
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)

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)

 

PERSONAL


Exercise & Fitness

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. 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. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 16-Nov 25, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $45) – Martinez

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. You may be able to keep weight off through the holidays and beyond! 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 Park & Recreation district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

6:30-7:30 p.m., M, Oct 13, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (1 hr No Charge) – Hardisty
6:30-7:30 p.m., M, Oct 20-Nov 24, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (6 hrs $50) – Hardisty

The Body Shop
Join local personal trainer Jeff Hardisty 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. 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 Nov 11. (SAI Course)

5-5:45 pm, M/W/F, Sep 15-Nov 21, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (22.5 hrs $75) - Hardisty
5:15-6 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 16-Nov 25, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $50) - Hardisty

Circuit Training
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. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

6-7 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 16-Nov 25, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $60) –Kevern

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. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

8-9 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 16-Oct 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $46) - Costley
8-9 pm, Tu/Th, Oct 21-Nov 20, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (9 hrs $46) - Costley

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. Participants who live within the River Road Park district may qualify for a discount. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, M/W, Sep15-Oct 15, River Road Park,1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas- Morrow
2-3 pm, M/W, Oct 20-Nov 19, 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. No class Nov 28. (SAI Course)

9:45-10:45 am, M/W/F, Sep 15-Dec 12, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (38 hrs - Call for cost) – Kevern

Nia Celebration
This Nia "jam," taught by multiple Nia teachers in the Eugene community, is fitness for fun and feel-good. Welcome the new Nia White Belt graduates, dance and play. Snack foods potluck. All shapes welcome. 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)

3-4:30 pm, F, Oct 17, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (1.5 hrs $3) – Hollander

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. No class 11/11 nor 11/27. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Sep 2, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (Free intro) – Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Sep 4, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (Free intro) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Sep 9-Oct 28, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (8 hrs $42) – Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Sep 11-Oct 30, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (8 hrs $42) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Nov 4-Dec 16, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $31) – Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Nov 6-Dec 18, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $31) - 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, Sep 15-Nov 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $70) – TBA

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. No class 11/27. (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Th, Oct 2-Dec 10, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (10 hrs $60) - 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 Sharon at (541) 345-0534. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, Tu, Sep 30-Nov 18, South Hills Rehabilitation Center, 1166 E. 28th (12 hrs No Charge) - Engel

Taking Charge: Knowledge for the Next Chapter of Life
What's in store for you and your loved ones at age 50+? Who will help you take charge of this exciting and challenging life phase? Presented by professional panelists, this comprehensive class will include financial, legal, insurance, housing, and care options -- including end of life. Register with your whole family! Light refreshments provided. Co-sponsored by Good Samaritan Society and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Good Samaritan Society at (541) 684-6711 or http://www.good-sam.com/index.php/locations/eugenevillage. (SAI Course)

2-4 pm, M, Oct 6-27, Good Samaritan Society Chapel, 3500 Hilyard (6 hours No Charge) - DeGiusti

Transitions for Women
Sometimes change is chosen. Other times it is imposed upon us. Always it involves letting go of something in order to move on to what is next. Through class discussion, journaling, art activities, and visualization, we will learn about models and stages of life transitions and skills and strategies for coping with changing times. Co-sponsored by Center for Community Counseling and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, call the Center at (541) 344-0620. All supplies included. Partial scholarship may be available. (SAI Course)

3:30-5 pm, W, Oct 29-Dec 3, Center for Community Counseling, 1465 Coburg Rd (9 hrs $54) - LaFrance

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. For registration and payment, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

12:15-1:30 pm, Tu, Sept 30-Oct 28, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Butera
7-8:15 pm, M, Nov 3-Dec1, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Jamison
12:15-1:30 pm, Tu, Nov 11-Dec 9, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - 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. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Sep 16-Nov 25, 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 the LCC Successful Aging Institute. For registration and payment, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

10:30-11:45 am, Sa, Oct 11-Nov 8, 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. No class Nov 11. (SAI Course)

7-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 16-Nov 25, Emerald Park (30 hrs call for cost) – Lutz
10-11:30 am, Sa, Sep 20-Nov 22, 1055 River Rd Annex (15 hrs call for cost) – Lutz

Prenatal & Postpartum Yoga Classes
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. No class Nov 30. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, Su, Sep 21-Oct 19, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (7.5 hrs $50) – Shoupe
10-11:30 am, Su, Nov 16-Dec 14, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs $45) – Shoupe

Yoga and Writing
Using various writing prompts paired with gentle yoga poses, delve deeper into your craft as you nourish the relationship of the physical body and the creative writing process. Open to everyone. 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. (SAI Course)

7-8:30 pm, Th, Oct 9-Oct 30, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $38) – Huling

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)

1-2:15 pm, Th, Oct 9-Nov 13, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (7.5 hrs $54) – O'Neil

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. 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. (SAI Course)

4-5:30 pm, F, Oct 10-Oct 31, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $38) – Butera

Yoga for the Pelvic Floor
Dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles (weakness, in coordination or over activity) can lead to troubling issues such as: low back and pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapsed and bowel issues. Yoga poses or asanas, increase circulation, build stamina and normalize the tone of the muscles to balance the pelvic floor. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living and the LCC Successful Aging Institute. For registration and payment, contact either Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us or Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688 (SAI Course)

2:30-3:45 pm, M, Nov 3-Dec 1, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs $42) -Butera
7-8:30 pm, Th, Nov 6-Dec 4, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $42) - Butera
12:15-1:30 pm, M, Nov 10-Dec 8, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.5 hrs $48) - Abel

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. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Bring padding for resting. For registration and payment, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

11:30-12:45 pm, Th, Oct 9-Nov 6, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) – Namyet