Course Descriptions

Summer 2016

Preview of Course Offerings (June 20 to September 10, 2016)

For additional information, contact SAI at (541) 463-6262
To register for classes, contact the partner agency listed for the classes you'd like to take

Personal Enrichment

Art, Craft and Hobby

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 list of supplies to bring to first class. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052 or Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

6:30-8:30 pm, Tu, Jun 21-Aug 9, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (16 hrs $79) - Zanetta
10 am-noon, F, Jun 24-Aug 12, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (16 hrs No Charge) -  Zanetta

Cooking and Wine

NEW! Color Me Purple

Blueberry risotto. Pork loin with berry BBQ sauce. Chocolate cake with wine glaze. Infuse your cooking with these and other brightly colored delectables. Class includes one glass of local wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

Noon-3 pm, Sa, Jun 18-25, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

NEW! I Say Tomato

Tomato Tarte tatin. Savory tomato cobbler with lemon basil biscuits. Delight in discovery of this versatile fruit. Chef's demonstrations include daily samples. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

1:30-3 pm, Sa/Su, Sep 10-11, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (3 hrs No Charge) - Mariotti

NEW! It's All About Mascarpone

This hands-on class with expert chef/educator Rosa Mariotti includes both the savory (Risotto with Mascarpone, lemon and poppy seed) and the sweet (Hazelnut pie.) After your labors, enjoy a communal meal. Or bring a container and take your treasures home. Wear closed toe shoes. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. (SAI Course)

4:30-7:30 pm, W, Jul 20, LCC Main Campus, meet in Building 19 lobby (3 hrs $49) - Mariotti


NEW! It's All About Ricotta

This hands-on class with expert chef/educator Rosa Mariotti includes both the savory (Ricotta gnocchi) and the sweet (Ricotta-misu.' ) After your labors, enjoy a communal meal. Or bring a container and take your treasures home. Wear closed toe shoes. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. (SAI Course)

4:30-7:30 pm, W, Jul 13, LCC Main Campus, meet in Building 19 lobby (3 hrs $49) - Mariotti

NEW! It's All About Sourdough

This hands-on class with expert chef/educator Rosa Mariotti includes both the savory (Pincinelle pasta) and the sweet (Sourdough waffles.) Bring a container to take home YOUR portion of the 153 year old Russian starter. Wear closed toe shoes. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. (SAI Course)

4:30-7:30 pm, W, Jul 27, LCC Main Campus, meet in Building 19 lobby (3 hrs $49) - Mariotti

NEW! Pad Your Pantry

Chicken with preserved lemon. Fresh pesto pasta. Oven-dried and candied tomatoes. Create these and many other delectables using local produce and preserving techniques. Extend summer's bounty! Enjoy a communal meal. Or bring a container and take your treasures home. Wear closed toe shoes. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. (SAI Course)

9 am-noon, Tu/W, Aug 9-10, LCC Main Campus, meet in building 19 lobby (6 hrs $89) - Mariotti
4:30-7:30 pm, Tu/W, Aug 23-24, LCC Main Campus, meet in building 19 lobby (6 hrs $89) - Mariotti

NEW! Two of a Pear

Pear and hazelnut risotto. Cheese stuffed baked pears. Pear and fennel soup. Both sweet and savory dishes can be created from this versatile fruit. Class includes one glass of local wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, call Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

Noon-3 pm, Sa, Jul 16-23, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

NEW! What Italians Really Eat

Risotto Puttanesca. Boccalona Pasta Sauce. Friend bread with sliced meats. Real Italian food will surprise and delight you. Class includes one glass of local wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

Noon-3 pm, Sa, Aug 13-20, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

Dance and Exercise Fitness

Arthritis Exercise Program

Designed for adults of all ages with limited movement. Gentle activities from chair or on foot can increase flexibility and range of motion, help maintain muscle strength, and decrease pain. Thanks to Addus HomeCare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Jun 21-Aug 25, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $55) - Martinez

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

7-8:30 am, M, Jun 20-Jul 18 (no class 7/4), Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $38) - Black
7:15-8:45 pm, W, Jun 22-Jul 13, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $38) - Siporin
5:30-7 pm, M, Jul 25-Aug 15, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $38) – Krisko

NEW! Better Balance Blend

Delve into a buffet of techniques that can help you strengthen the lower body and enhance mindfulness. We'll sample Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and other modalities to improve and maintain balance. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

11 am-noon, Th, Aug 4-Sep 8, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No charge) - Bigelow

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! Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Jun 21-Aug 25, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (22 hrs $66) - MacDonald

East Meets West

Blend alignment and breathe 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 & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Crescent Park Senior Living for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. No class 7/4. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, M/W, Jun 20-Jul 25, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas-Morrow
2-3 pm, M/W, Jul 27-Aug 29, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas-Morrow

NEW! MELT at Eugene Yoga

Let’s reduce pain and move better! Your MELT-certified instructor will show you how to use a soft foam roller and balls to hydrate fascia and restore health to your connective tissue.  Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

4-5:15 pm, W, Sep 7-Oct 5, Eugene Yoga, 245 E. Broadway (6.25 hrs $45) - Cooper

Nia Technique Mind-Body Fitness

Ages 18+. Combine dance, yoga, tai chi in this non-impact aerobic exercise. Enhance balance and bone density. Co-sponsored by Willamalane Adult Activity Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Willamalane at (541) 736-4444. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Jul 5-Aug 16, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St, Spfld  (7 hrs $37) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Jul 7-Aug 11, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St, Spfld (6 hrs $32) - Hollander

Pilates for Mature Adults

Improve your flexibility, balance and body awareness. We’ll focus on strength, body alignment, and balance. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. No class 7/4. (SAI Course)

8:30-9:30 am, M/W, Jun 20-Aug 24, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (20 hrs $70) - Kretchmer

NEW! Pilates Mat Class

Using a variety of props, we'll build strength, coordination, and flexibility with increasingly challenging core muscle workouts. Cultivate spinal stability, mobility, and improved structural alignment. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring mat and water bottle. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

7:15-8:30 pm, Tu, Jun 21-Jul 19, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) – Kretchmer
12:15-1:30 pm, F, Jun 24-Jul 22, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Kretchmer
7:15-8:30 pm, Tu, Sep 6-Oct 4 Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) – Kretchmer

NEW! Preventing Falls

Enjoy gentle stretching and exercise and to increase range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility. Experience a variety of standing, chair, and floor modalities. Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Thanks to Waterford Grand and to Brookdale Senior Living for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329 or Brookdale at (541) 747-1887. (SAI Course)

3:30-4:30 pm, Tu, Jun 21-Aug 2, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (7 hrs No Charge) - Sears
3:45-4:45 pm, Th, Jun 23-Aug 4, Brookdale Springfield Woodside, 4851 Main St (7 hrs No Charge) - Sears

NEW! Restore with MELT

Become your own hands-off body worker. This simple self-treatment can help reduce pain and restore nervous system health, by hydrating connective tissue. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

11 am-noon, Tu, Jun 21-Jul 26, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No charge) - Cooper
 
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, contact Tamarack Pool at (541) 686-9290. (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Th, Jun 23-Aug 18, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (9 hrs $63) - Henry-Schneider

Yoga for a Healthy Back

Wake-up and stretch your mighty hip flexor muscles. Safe release can help alleviate back pain, increase hip mobility and promote greater overall movement ease. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

4-5:15 pm, Th, Jun 23-Jul 28, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $55) - Siporin

NEW! Yoga & Nutrition for Gut Health

Blending these two can help us manage stress and promote intestinal health. Many find they can also reduce pain, boost energy, and even slow down the aging process. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. No class 7/4. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, M, Jun 20-Jul 18, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St. (8 hrs $48) - Noland

Driver Training

AARP Driver Safety Program

Learn the latest evidence-based strategies. Refresh your knowledge of the latest rules and road hazards. All licensed drivers welcome. Those 55+ may qualify for insurance discounts. Six hours. No tests. Cost $20, or $15 for AARP members. To find location of local classes, contact: aarp.org/findacourse or call (888) 227-7669. (SAI Course)

Family Health and Dynamics

Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor these classes.

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. Thanks to Brookdale Senior Living and to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact Brookdale Senior Living at (541) 607-9525 or Waterford Grand at (541) 636-.3329. (SAI Course)

2-3:30 pm, W, Jul 13-Aug 3, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (6 hrs No Charge) - Stoltz
2-3:30 pm, W, Aug 10-31, Brookdale Alpine Springs, 3760 N Clarey St (6 hrs No Charge) -  Stoltz

Living Well with Chronic Conditions/Pain/Diabetes

Does a health condition, chronic pain, or diabetes affect your daily life? If so, these free 6-week programs may be just for you. Gain skills to help you manage symptoms, sleep, eat, exercise and work well with your health care providers. Co-sponsored by Senior & Disability Services, Trillium Community Health Plan and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Pre-registration required. For dates, times and locations, call (541) 682-4103 or email livingwell@lcog.org. - Scott (SAI Course)

Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stage

Practical information to use today. What does the diagnosis mean? How will you cope? The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10 am-noon, F, Aug 26-Sep 9, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (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 & Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, call Bridget Kronholm at ElderHealth & Living at (541) 747-1755. Scholarships available. (SAI Course)

10 am-noon, Tu, Jun 28-Aug 2, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard (20 hrs $100 per family) - Kronholm

Gardening and Landscaping

Flower Power 1

Love flowers?  Learn basic styles and techniques in this hands-on class.  Create a new fresh arrangement every week!  Cost includes supplies and flowers. Thanks to Crescent Park Senior Living for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Jun 21-Jul 26, Flower Market, 151 Main St, Springfield (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Flower Power 2

Love flowers?  We’ll build on the techniques you learned in FP 1. Create a new fresh arrangement every week!  Cost includes supplies and flowers. Thanks to Addus HomeCare for helping sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Aug 2-Sep 6, Flower Market, 151 Main St, Springfield (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Urban Homesteading 101

Preserve fruits and 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 & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-9 pm, W, Jun 29-Aug 24, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6-20 hrs Call for Cost) - Prier

Money Management

Thanks to Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union for helping sponsor these classes.

NEW! Mutual Funds: The Good, the Bad and the Fine Print

We'll take a close-up look at the mutual fund industry, exploring eight things all investors should know. How do they work? How can they uniquely enhance a retirement plan? Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318 or Willamalane at (541) 736-4444. (SAI Course)

3-5 pm, M, Aug 22, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (2 hrs No Charge) - Ottesen
1:30-3:30 pm, Th, Sep 8, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St, Spfld (2 hrs No Charge) – Ottesen

Optimizing Social Security Benefits

Possibly the single most important retirement decision: When should I start collecting Social Security? We'll delve into claiming strategies and helpful tools for current and future retirees. Our focus: How to help maximize your allowable benefits. Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Campbell Center at (541) 682.-5318. (SAI Course)

1-2:30 pm, M, Jul 11, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1.5 hrs No Charge) - Ottesen

Plan Well, Retire Well

Being proactive can help you make sound financial decisions for long-term success. We'll explore the many types of income in retirement, and how they can affect your planning. Where does Social Security fit and how can you maximize your benefits? What about hidden fees, taxes, and risk issues in current accounts? Free one-on-one consultation available after the class. Thanks to Waterford Grand and to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-.3329. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Aug 2, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (2 hrs No Charge) - Ottesen

Music

NEW! Rhythms for the Heart and Mind

Explore creative conversation through rhythm. We'll play with a variety of musical instruments to cultivate awareness of our own internal beats. No musical experience needed. Drums and other instruments provided. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. No class 8/19. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, F, Aug 5-Sep 2, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (4 hrs No Charge) - Davis

Performing Art

“Improv” Your Life

Can you have fun, improve your self-esteem, bolster your memory, become more creative, and learn to be more flexible all at the same time? You can in IMPROV! Join this hysterical play session (calling it a “class” would just be wrong because it’s too fun and funny) and reconnect with your inner five-year-old for more laughter than you’ve probably experienced in a long, long time. Dress comfortably and prepare to amaze yourself! All level fun-havers welcome.  Thanks to Addus HomeCare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Jul 12-Aug 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (12 hrs $60) - Jashaway

Careers & Professional Development

Encore Careers

Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor these classes.

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 hourly tax-free stipend. Sponsored locally by Lane Community College. You’ll also learn about ElderHelp and Experience Works! Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping sponsor these classes. To register, call Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318 or Willamalane at (541) 736-4444. (SAI Course)

10-11 am, Th, Jul 7, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hrs No Charge) - Brooks
10-11 am, Tu, Aug 2, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hrs No Charge) - Brooks
1:30-2:30 pm, F, Sep 9, Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr, 215 W C St (1 hr No Charge) - Brooks

Get a Job at 50+

Times are still tough. Lane County has excellent resources for older adults who want either paid or stipend work. Join representatives from WorkSource Lane, Goodwill Industries, Experience Works and Lane Community College to see how YOU can take the next step. Co-sponsored by these organizations through LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Campbell at (541) 682-5318 (SAI Course)

10:30 am-noon, Th, Aug 18, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1.5 hrs No Charge) - Susman

Volunteer Training

Arboretum Volunteer Training

Learn about native habitats and ecology in our lovely location. Sharpen your teaching skills. Share your enthusiasm with elementary school 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, W, Aug 31, Location TBA (12-15 hrs No Charge) - Laxton

Hospice Volunteer Training

You can provide compassion, friendship, support, and more at end-of-life. Learn about family dynamics; communication; and medical, psychosocial, spiritual and practical aspects of hospice. Required: application, interview, background check, TB test, and 1-year commitment. Co-sponsored by Cascade Health Solutions and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For dates, times and locations, contact cascadehealth.org/hospice or call Shirley Kirkpatrick (541) 228-3081. (SAI Course) (20 hrs No Charge) - Kirkpatrick.