Course Descriptions

Fall 2016

Preview of Course Offerings (September 26 to December 10)

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

Cooking and Wine

NEW! Authentic Italian Pasta: Participation Class!
Help expert chef/educator RosaMaroitti make amazing Italian pastas, using traditional tools. Then enjoy the fruits of your labors. Gnocchi from Amalfi, Ligurian “Trofie,” Sardinian “Malloreddus,”Alalfian “Ndunderi Gnocchi,” and more! Wear closed-toed shoes. Wine available for purchase. Co-sponsored by Cook’s Pots & Table Tops and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Cook’s Pots & Table Tops at (541) 338-4339. (SAI Course)

1-5 pm, Su, Oct 23, Cook’s Pots & Table Tops, 2807 Oak St (4 hrs $89) – Mariotti

NEW! Gifts from the Kitchen
Make friends and family happy; give them love from your kitchen. Savory jams, Yummy dog cookies, Typical Italian desserts, and more. 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, Nov 19-26 Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

NEW! Hey Pumpkin!
This incredible seasonal gift is great in savory and sweet dishes. Pumpkin orange risotto, Butternut squash Carbonara, Pumpkin Tiramisu' and more. 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, Oct 8-15, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

Soups and Breads
It’s getting colder. Time for soup! Chicken soup with homemade dumplings, Salmon lavender chowder with cheesy crackers, Salad in a cage of bread, and more. 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, Oct 29-Nov 5, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariott

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 Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 13-Nov 17, 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)

7:15-8:30 pm, Tu, Sep 27-Nov 1, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $45) - Butera
6-7:15 pm, M, Oct 17-Dec 5, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (10 hrs $60) - Jamieson

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! Thanks to Crescent Park Senior Living for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park 7 Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Sep 13-Nov 17, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $65) – MacDonald

Curvy Yoga
We'll reduce stress, exercise gently, and appreciate our bodies exactly as they are. 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)

10:45-noon, Su, Sep 25-Oct 30, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $45) – Breuer
10:45-noon, Su, Nov 6-Dec 4, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) – Breuer

East Meets West
Blend alignment with core and upper body strengthening in this evidence-based exercise. Work on your gait, reduce stress, and breathe! All levels welcome. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, M/W, Sep 12-Oct 12, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas-Morrow
2-3 pm, M/W, Oct 17-Nov 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas-Morrow

New! Felden Melt
Discover options for easier, more efficient stress-reducing movement and greater body awareness with Felden MELT. This class includes techniques from The MELT Method and the Feldenkrais Method, both of which calm the nervous system and encourage a mind/body connection. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688- (SAI Course)

11-noon, Tu, Oct 4-Nov 8, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No Charge) - Cooper

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

8:30-9:30 am, M/W, Sep 12-Nov 16, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (20 hrs $90) - Kretchmer

NEW! Silver Yoga
Find strength, mobility and ease doing yoga poses that don't require a lot of getting up and down from the floor. A chair is our prop for finding stability in poses. Feel great, sleep better with yoga! Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10:30-11:45 am, Th, Sep 29-Oct 27, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (6.25 hrs No Charge) - Butera

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.
No class 11/24.  (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Th, Sep 29-Dec 8, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (10 hrs $70) - 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)

7:15-8:30 pm, Tu, Nov 8-Dec 6, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) – Aponte

NEW! Yoga for LMTs and Body Work Professionals
Learn simple yoga movements to share with clients and help yourself stay strong, flexible, and balanced in your professional work. Instructor brings an extensive background in bodywork, yoga, applied anatomy, craniosacral work, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Class open to all adults. 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, Th, Nov 3-Dec 8 (No class 11/24), Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Gordon

Yoga Nidra
Learn how to deeply reduce the stress on your nervous system and gain greater balance and strength. Perfect for helping with insomnia and stress reduction. Bring two blankets and sleep pad. 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, W, Sep 28-Nov 2, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (7.5 hrs $45) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Sep 29-Oct 27, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Nov 3-Dec 8 (No class 11/24), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet

Yoga and the Pelvic Floor
Yoga poses can build stamina while helping muscles become more flexible and strong. Your instructor is a licensed & well-experienced physical therapist. 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)

9-10 am, Tu, Oct 4-Nov 8, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $45) – Butera

NEW! Yoga for Stress Reduction
Release that long-term stress through enhanced yoga practice. Cultivate greater flexibility and strength as you unlock patterns of tension and injury in the body. 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, Th, Sep 29-Oct 27, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25hrs $38) - Gordon

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.

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, contact (541) 682-4103 or email livingwell@lcog.org. - Scott (SAI Course)

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, contact Bridget Kronholm at ElderHealth & Living at (541) 747-1755. Scholarships available. (SAI Course)

10 am-noon, Tu, Oct 4-Dec 6, 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 & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6:15-8:15 pm, Tu, Sep 13-Oct 11, Flower Market, 151 Main St, Springfield (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Flower Power 2
Love flowers?  We’ll build on the techniques you learned in Flower Power 1. Create a new fresh arrangement every week!  Cost includes supplies and flowers. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6:15-8:15 pm, Tu, Oct 18-Nov 15, 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 & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-9 pm, W, Sep 14-Dec 21, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (2-26 hrs Call for Cost) – Prier

History

NEW! National Parks and Oregon People
Celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our country's greatest legacies. Delve into the lives and groundbreaking contributions of Oregon Pioneer Geologist Dr. Thomas Condon and UO archeologist Luther Cressman, discoverer of the world's oldest footwear. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, M, Sep 26-Oct 10, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (4.5 hrs No charge) - Hart

Money Management

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

Mutual Funds: The Good, the Bad and the Fine Print
Let’s take a close-up look at the mutual fund industry. What do all investors need to know? How do these investments fit into an overall retirement plan? Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor this classes. To register, contact Peterson Barn at (541) 682-5521. (SAI Course)
 
2-3 pm, Th, Dec 1, Peterson Barn Community Ctr, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Ottesen

NEDCO Financial Wellness Classes
Enjoy a wide spectrum of personal finance, business, and homeownership classes. Register at nedcocdc.org or call (541) 345-7106. Cost: $75 per year for unlimited classes and 1:1 counseling. (SAI Course)

NEW! Six Common Financial Mistakes
Learn how to avoid critical errors that can affect your retirement income. We'll talk about the importance of correctly figuring in tax increases, properly structuring your accounts, and much more. Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Sheldon Community Center at (541) 682-5312. (SAI Course)

5-6 pm, Tu, Nov 8, Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd (1 hr No Charge) - Ottesen

NEW! Taking Charge: Retirement Planning Symposium
Feeling overwhelmed? Four area experts will guide you through this comprehensive hands-on class. Legal, financial, tax and healthcare tools, resources, and planning will make it easier for you and your family to take charge and plan the retirement you want. Informational notebook included. Light snacks provided. Seating limited. Thanks to Crescent Park Senior Living and to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Crescent Park at (541) 342-1755. (SAI Course)

4-6:30 pm, Tu, Oct 4-18, Crescent Park Sr Living, 2951 Coburg Rd (8 hrs $79) – Meyers/Ottesen/Stoltz/Williams

NEW! Women and Money
Today, 60% of women are primary "bread-winners" in their households, making decisions for the long-term financial security of their families. Many feel unprepared. Ladies, this class is for you! Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Campbell Community Center at (541) 682-5318. (SAI Course)

5-6 pm, M, Dec 5, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Ottesen

Performing Arts

NEW! Movie Wisdom: Classic Lubitsch Comedies
Venture behind the lens with cinema expert Tom Blank. We’ll enjoy gems like Design for Living, Ninotchka, and To Be or Not To Be. These Ernst Lubitsch films set the standard for hilarity. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

2-5 pm, W, Oct 19-Nov 9, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (12 hrs No charge) - Blank

Personal Improvement and Growth

Grief, Loss, and Peace
Loss affects us all, deeply and differently. Learn and practice techniques that have helped hundreds of others, from a gifted instructor. Self-care and recovery will be our focus. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact South Hills Rehab Chaplain Eddie Wangenstein at (541) 603-8414. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, W, Sep 21-Nov 9, South Hills Rehab Center, 1166 E 28th Ave (12 hrs No Charge) - Morrison

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, contact Planned Parenthood at (541) 344-1611 x 1014. (SAI Course)

5:30-7 pm, W, Oct 5-Nov 16, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (9 hrs $50) - Alba

Writing

NEW! Advanced Writing Techniques
Delve into the tips and tricks that will make your narrative come to life.  Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688- (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Tu/Th, Oct 25-Nov 3, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (4 hrs No Charge) – Davis

NEW! The Basics of Writing Short Fiction
Learn basic techniques of building fictional characters and a story line from beginning to end. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688- (SAI Course)

1-2pm, Tu/Th, Sep 27-Oct 6, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (4 hrs No Charge) – Davis

NEW! Ever Wanted to Write?
From journaling to short stories: Where to begin? When to end? Hone your skills with a gentle and dynamic writer/instructor. Novices: This is for you! Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6:30-8 pm, Tu, Oct 4-Nov 15, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (9 hrs $65) - Quash-Mah

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, contact Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318 or Peterson Barn at (541) 682-5521. (SAI Course)

3-4 pm, Tu, Oct 4, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) - Brooks
10:30-11:30 am, Th, Nov 3, Peterson Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd (1 hr No Charge) - Brooks
10-11 am, Tu, Dec 6, Campbell Community Center, 155 High 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 Experience Works and Lane Community College to see how YOU can take the next step. Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamalane at (541) 736-4444 or Campbell at (541) 682-5318 (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, W, Nov 2, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St, Spfld (1.5 hrs No Charge) - Susman
1:30-3 pm, W, Nov 16, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1.5 hrs No Charge) – Susman

Personal Care Aide

Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor these classes.

Personal Care Aide Free Preview
Want to learn more about Lane’s Personal Care Aide training? Come to this FREE informational presentation! Thanks to Addus HomeCare for helping sponsor this class. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Sep 29, DCA, Rm. 105 (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 for helping sponsor this class. For more information contact SAI at (541) 463-6262. (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Oct 11-Dec 1, (No class 11/22-24) DCA, Rm. 327 (40 hrs $389) - Gilad/Little/Mosman