Course Descriptions

SPRING 2015

Course Offerings (March 30 - June 13)
 

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, Th, May 21, 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 call Campbell Center at 541.682.5318. Thanks to Addus HomeCare, Inc. for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

3-4 pm, M, Jun 8, Campbell Center, 155 High St (1.5 hrs No charge)-Susman

Volunteer Training

Thanks to Pinnacle Healhcare for helping make these classes possible!

Arboretum Volunteer Training
Mt. Pisgah needs you! Learn about native habitats and ecology in our lovely location. We'll sharpen your teaching skills, to prepare you to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with elementary aged students on nature walks. Co-sponsored by Mount Pisgah Arboretum and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, call 541.747.1504 or contact the Arboretum at education@mountpisgaharboretum.org. (SAI Course)

6:30-8 pm, Tu, Mar 31, Location for Orientation & Other trainings TBA (12-15 hrs No Charge) - Laxton

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! To register call Campbell Center at 541.682.5318. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 pm, Tu, Jun 2, Campbell Center, 155 High St (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 call 541.284.1001. Participants must attend one 2-hour class. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Sa, Apr 4, Family School Garden, 1650 W 22nd Ave (2 hrs No Charge) - Goward/Guerrero
10-12 pm, Sa, Apr 11, 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. (SAI Course)

1-3 pm, Tu, Jun 9, Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr., 215 W C St, Spfld (541.736-4444) (2 hrs No Charge) – Bresler/Susman 5:30-7:30 pm, W, Jun 16, Eugene Sheldon Branch Public Library (2 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! Thanks to Addus HomeCare, Inc. for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Apr 9, 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.) Thanks to Addus HomeCare, Inc. for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Apr 21-June 4, DCA, Rm. 104 (40 hrs $359) - Gilad/Little

Arts

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. Thanks to ElderCare Resources, Inc. for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

6:30-8:30 pm, Tu, Mar 31-Jun 2, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (20 hrs $95) - Geras-Carson

Enjoy Colored Pencil Drawing!
Expand your palette with brilliant color. Those who already enjoy basic drawing will deepen their self-expression in this relaxed hands-on class. When you register, get supply list to bring to first class. Co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Solvang at 541.461.0490. (SAI Course)

10:30-12:30 pm, W, Apr 8-May 27, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (16 hrs $79) – Zanetta

Enjoy Drawing!
Express yourself, even if you've never drawn before. This relaxed hands-on class will help you develop confidence with basic tools and techniques through demonstration and fun exercises. When you register, get supply list to bring to first class. Co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Solvang at 541.461.0490. (SAI Course)

8-10 am, W, Apr 8-May 27, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (16 hrs $79) – Zanetta

Painting

Oil Painting: Ongoing
We are past the basics and growing as artists. The class decides on subject and we paint as a group. I demo then you paint! 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. No class 5/25. (SAI Course)

6-9 pm, M, Mar 30-Jun 8, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $95) - Hanson

Oil Painting: Open Studio
Your goal as an artist is to create original works of art. My job is to help you go to the next step. 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. No class 5/25. Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

1:30-4:30 pm, M, Mar 30-Jun 8, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr. (30 hrs $95) – Hanson

Be An Acrylic Impressionist!
Monet and Cezanne have nothing on you! Express yourself as the famous Impressionist painters did. Most students will finish two paintings. When you register, get supply list to bring to first class. Co-sponsored by Solvang Retirement Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Solvang at 541.461.0490. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Th, Apr 9-May 28, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr (16 hrs $79) – Bernatz

Home and Family

Culinary

Black & Blue Foods: YUM!
From Blue cheese to blackberries, with all the shades of purple in between. Eclairs in blackberry sauce; prosciutto, pears and blue cheese; blueberry bars with rosemary crust; and more! 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)

12-3 pm, Sa, Jun 6 & 13, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

Flavors of Sicily
Discover Sicily: the hidden culinary gem of the Mediterranean. Sfincione pizza, Chicken Marsala, Brown Sugar Custard with oranges and more! 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)

12-3 pm, Sa, Apr 18 & 25, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hrs $55) - Mariotti

Mama Mia! It's Lunch Brunch!
A special family meal, a tasty date or just for fun. Enjoy unusual and easy recipes to share with the ones you love. Chocolate challah bread, candied bacon, homemade muffins and more! 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)

12-3 pm, Sa, May 9 & 16, 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.

3/23 & 25              Fern Ridge Service Center                                  541.935.4555
4/11                       Kendall Ford, Eugene                                          541.515.8896
4/20 & 22              Petersen Barn                                                      541.682.5521
4/20 & 27              Willamalane Activity Ctr, Spfld                             541.736.4444
4/24                      Campbell Senior Ctr.                                            541.682.5318
5/9                        Kendall Ford, Eugene                                           541.515.8896
5/11 & 18              Willamalane Activity Ctr, Spfld                             541.736.4444
6/4                        Junction City Community Service Ctr.                 541.998.4767
6/12                      River Road Park & Recreation, Eugene              541.688.4052
6/13                      Kendall Ford, Eugene                                           541.515.8896

Family Health & Dynamics

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. Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Waterford Grand at 541.636.3329. (SAI Course)

1:30-3 pm, F, May 22-Jun 12m Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (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. 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)

10-12:30 pm, Sa, Apr 11-May 16, Pain Management Partners, 2401 River Rd Ste 101 (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert
10-12:30 pm, Th, Apr 16-May 21, TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert
5-7:30 pm, W, May 13-Jun 17, TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert
3-5:30 pm, M, May 18-Jun 22, TBA (15 hrs No charge) - Gilbert

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 available. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Tu, Mar 31-Jun 2, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard (20 hrs $100 per family) – Kronholm

Medicare Basics
Learn how to explain Medicare to those you serve. This non-sales presentation will help point out the important elements, and will include resources for more information. Want to learn more? Register for "Demystifying Medicare," co-sponsored by Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, May 5, Eugene Sheldon Branch Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Stoltz
5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, May 12, Eugene Bethel Branch Public Library (2 hrs No Charge - Stoltz

Staying Connected: Early Stage Memory Loss
Through social support you can learn how to cope – and live – with memory loss. We'll learn about memory aids, remembering strategies, and ways to communicate memory changes to others. Designed especially for adults with early stage dementia and a companion. Individual attention provided. Questions encouraged. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Deb Weinman at the Alzheimer's Association, 541.345.8392. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, F, Apr 10-May1, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (1.5 hrs No charge) – Weinman

Gardening and 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, Mar 31-Apr 28, 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, May 5-Jun 2, Flower Market located in the Santa Clara Square, 45 H Division Ave. (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

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, Apr 1, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (2 hrs No charge) - Prier
7-9 pm, W, Apr 8-Jun 3, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6-20 hrs Call for Cost) - Prier

Home Buying and Improvement

ABC's of Home Buying
A is for analyzing your financial situation. Learn to work with a real estate agent, secure a loan, and close the deal. 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 and a 1:1 consultation and credit report review. Spanish class available. Co-sponsored by NEDCO 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
Learn about financial preparation, the purchase process, and how to protect your investment. Meet regularly 1:1 with a homeownership counselor to develop and implement your own action plan. Co-sponsored by NEDCO 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

Financial Foundations
Learn about credit, savings, budgeting, tracking expenses, and "spending leaks." Receive a free tri-merge credit report with credit scores and unlimited 1:1 counseling. Spanish class available. Co-sponsored by NEDCO 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
Get the tools you need to control your finances, regardless of your circumstances. You can save money, pay off debt, and improve your credit. Class includes an optional one-time Financial Counselor consultation. Spanish class available. Co-sponsored by NEDCO 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

Computers

iPad for the True Beginner
Do you have an iPad, but no clue what to do with it? Wondering how to turn it on, why it only has one button and what it can do? This very basic hands-on class includes clear instruction geared to attendees' interests, with time allotted to explore and practice applications together. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register contact Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for making this class possible. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, M/Th, Apr 6-16, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No Charge) - Goss

Exercise & Fitness

Arthritis Exercise Program
The Arthritis Foundation uses gentle activities to 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. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Solvang at 541.461.0490 or River Road at 541.688.4052. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Mar 31-Jun 4 (No class 5/25), River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $45) – Martinez
3-4 pm, Tu/Th, Apr 7-May 14, Solvang Retirement Living, 1202 Jacobs Dr. (12 hrs $39) – Whelan

Awesome Aging With Nia
Engage Nia Technique basic principles to create your own comfortable personalized exercise program. Each week involves activity at your comfort level and lecture. Learn how the Nine Movement Forms can provide variety for your body. Explore habits to build creativity. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register contact Willamette Oaks at 541.343.2688. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for making this class possible. (SAI Course)

11-12 pm, Th, May 7-Jun 11, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No Charge) - Hollander

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 meal plan 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. (SAI Course)

6:30-7:30 pm, M, Mar 30, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (1 hr No Charge) - Hardisty
6:30-7:30 pm, M, Apr 6-May 11, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (6 hrs $50) - Hardisty

The Body Shop
Start spring off with a bang. Enjoy unique & challenging exercise routines. 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. No class 5/25. (SAI Course)

5-5:45 am, M/W/F, Mar 30-Jun 5, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (21.75 hrs $70) - Hardisty
5-5:45 pm Tu/Th, Mar 31-Jun 4, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $55) - 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, Apr 17-May 1, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (4.5 hrs $60) - Knowles

Cardio-Core Conditioning
Improve your daily functioning. Integrate rhythmic cardiovascular and resistance exercises with core conditioning techniques. Develop deep torso muscles to improve mobility, strength and endurance. 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. Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

6-7 pm, Tu/Th, Mar 31-June 4, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $70) – Farrington

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. No class 5/25. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, M/W, Mar 30-Apr 29, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas- Morrow
2-3 pm, M/W, May 4-Jun 8, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas- Morrow

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. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, May 5-Jun 23, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (8 hrs $42) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, May 7- Jun 25, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (8 hrs $42) - Hollander

Pilates for Mature Adults
Improve your flexibility, balance and body awareness. Exercises focus on strength, body alignment, and balance. Bring a 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. No class 5/25. Thanks to ElderCare Resources, Inc. for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

8:30-9:30 am, M/W, Mar 30-June 10, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (21 hrs $75) - 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, Apr 6-May 11, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) – Vasquez

Soothing Waters
Water can facilitate healing and recovery. Learn how therapeutic water activities can help your clients manage pain and build core strength. We'll watch a video demonstration, and then practice some movements...on land! Co-sponsored by Tamarack Pool and LCC Successful Aging Institute. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, Apr 7, Eugene Bethel Branch Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Quash-Mah & Knowles

Step It Up
Start an exercise program that can improve cardiovascular health, while increasing strength and flexibility. Participate seated or standing. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. 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. No class 5/25. (SAI Course)

9:45-10:45 am, M/W/F, Mar 30-Jun12, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (32 hrs - Call for cost) - 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. (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Th, Apr 2-Jun11, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (11 hrs $77) - Henry-Schneider

Growth/Self Improvement

Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping make these classes possible!

Coordinating Mind/Body Health
Enjoy this synthesis of deep breathing, meditation and mindfulness, initiated by the late Aikido and Kiatsu master Koichi Tohei. Wear comfortable clothing. Scholarships may be available. To register and pay, call Dennis at 541.513.1998. Thanks to ElderCare Resources, Inc. for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

12-1:30 pm, Tu, Apr 28-May 26, Oregon Ki Society, 1071 W. 7th (6 hrs $9) - Lewandowski

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, call 541-683-5032. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, Tu, Apr 21-Jun 9, Green Valley Rehab Center, 1735 Adkins (12 hrs No Charge) – Engel

Passages: Recreating Your Life
Sometimes change is chosen. Other times it is imposed. Always it involves letting go of one thing to move on to the next. Through discussion, journaling, and art activities we will learn about stages of life transition and practice coping strategies. 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)

2:30-4 pm, W, Apr 15-May 20, Center for Community Counseling, 1465 Coburg Rd (9 hrs $54) – LaFrance

River Road Delights
The director of 55+ Programs will share the wide variety of offerings River Road Park & Recreation provides. Want to make new friends, exercise, get creative, dance or travel? You'll enjoy learning about this very accessible and well-loved local center. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation District, Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Waterford Grand at 541.636.3329. (SAI Course)

3-4 pm, Tu, May 12, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (1 hr No charge) - Setzer

Recreation

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, Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Waterford Grand at 541.636.3329. (SAI Course)

6-7 pm, Tu, Apr 7, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (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)

7-8:15 pm, M, Mar 30-Apr 27, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Krisko
12:15-1:45 pm, Tu, Mar 31-Apr 28, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Butera & Namyet
7-8:15 pm, M, May 4-Jun 8, (No class 5/25), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Scaglione
12-1:45 pm, Tu, May 5-Jun 2, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Huling

Chair Yoga
Here's a great option for those of us who find it hard to get up and down from the floor. Yoga can reduce pain, stretch and relax the body, and calm the mind. It's fun! The poses will be adapted for individual challenges. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Mar 31-June 4, River Road Park & Rec,1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $60) - 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. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at 541.688.4052. Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping make this class possible. (SAI Course)

7-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Mar 31-Jun 4, Emerald Park (30 hrs call for cost) - Lutz
10-11:30 am, Sa, Apr 4-Jun 6, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (15 hrs call for cost) - Lutz

Yoga for Birdwatchers
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. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register & pay, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

8-9:15 am, Th, May 7-Jun 4, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Siporin

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, Apr 2-30, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, May 7-June 4, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - 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)

7-8:15 pm, Th, Apr 2-30, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $48) - 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, May 7-June 4, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hours, $38) – Daher

Yoga to Reduce Stress
Learn safe and easy yoga basics to share with your clients and others you serve. Bring a yoga-type mat and a blanket. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, Apr 7, Eugene Downtown Public Library (2 hrs No Charge) - Butera