Course Descriptions

SAI Fall 2017 CLASSES

NEW! 55+ Jobseekers Self Help Group job meet 2

55+ Re-entering the workforce can be challenging! Bring your experiences and concerns to receive and provide: encouragement, tips, and ideas to share with your peers. Job search strategies, resources and guest speakers provided by AARP.

5:30-6:30 pm, M, Oct 9-Nov13, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA (6 hrs. No Charge) - Eiler-Mough

New! 55+ Reinventing Yourself to Rejoin the Workforce reinventing jobs

Thoughts have a powerful and lasting effect on our behavior as many of us prepare for a second or third career. We can embrace new ways of seeing, feeling, and reacting more productively. Learn techniques to help change thought processes, and adapt more easily to new beginnings. We will also learn resume tailoring and cover letter creation. Please bring writing journal, notebook, or laptop.

6:30 -8:30 pm, Th, Oct 12-Nov 9, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA (10 hrs. $59) - Reay

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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 1.888.227.7669.

Basic Sewing Skills for Older Adults 55+

Open to all who want to learn basic sewing skills, with attention towards our older citizens. Small class size for individualized attention. Bring your own machine of use ours! Supply list emailed to students close to start date.

9-11:30 am, F, Sep 29-Nov 3, MSC, Rm 320 (15 hrs %89) - Szmit

New! Do I Downsize or Age in Place? woman reading

We are all faced with this decision, both as Seniors and as families of Seniors. Join us to learn how to navigate your choices. This class explores your options, including: Universal design, financial approaches, housing choices and what resources are available. Questions? E-mail: ron@downsizingeugene.com.

Noon-2 pm, W, Oct 11, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA (2 hrs $29) - Bush

7-9 pm, Th, Oct. 19, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA (2 hrs $29) - Bush

Grief, Loss, and Peace sad lady

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. Co-sponsored by Avalon Healthcare and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact 541.525.5176. No class 10/31.

5-6:30 pm, Tu, Sep 26-Nov. 21, Hillside Heights Rehab Center, 1201 McLean (12 hrs No Charge) - Morrison

6-7:30 PM, W, Sep 27-Dec 6, Green Valley Health Center, 1735 Adkins St. Eugene, Or (12 hrs No Charge) - Morrison

NEW! I Got Your Back! Yoga for Seniors with Partner/Companion yoga partners

Yoga refreshes your mind and spirit. Gives you mobility, keeps your internal organs and hormonal system healthy and helps with balance. Yoga is also a community. Bring your favorite senior and enjoy some together time on the mat with extra gentle yoga. You will not need to be able to get to the floor. All are welcome. Partner is free! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

1:15-2:15 pm, M, Oct 2-Nov 6, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $55) – Ewing

Internet Basics for Seniors

Have fun discovering the basics of the Internet with others at a pace that is right for you. Topics will include: what is online, searching for information, communicating, Internet safety, and other topics of interest, Plenty of time for practice, questions, and discussion. 55+

10 am -1 pm, Sa, Sep 30-Oct 7, MSC, Rm 106 (6 hrs $59) – O’Brien

New! Laugh Your Way Through Menopause and Beyond happy menopause

You either laugh your way through midlife or you sweat yourself to death while mood swinging from one moment to the next. This class will teach some of the basic tools of looking at “the change” through the lens of comedy, from humorous memoir to sketch comedy to musical comedy and Improv.

6-8 pm, W, Oct 11-Dec 8, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA (12 hrs $69) – Jasheway

Living Well with Chronic Conditions/Pain/Diabetes happy older man

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

Living with Memory Loss Series

This 10-week educational seminar offers a unique opportunity for persons with a memory loss disease and their care partners to gain valuable education and support. Each session features a local professional offering information about memory loss and the community support services available. In addition there is ample time for discussion and sharing in a format that allows for care partners and persons with memory loss to experience unique support groups. Co-sponsored by ElderHealth & Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Bridget Kronholm at ElderHealth & Living 541.747.1755.

10 am-noon, Tu, Sep 26-Nov 28, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard St (20 hrs $100 per family) – Kronholm

Become a Senior Companion! volunteers

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! To register, contact Willamalane at 541.736.4444 or Campbell Center at 541.682.5318.

2-3 pm, Th, Oct 5, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St Spfld. (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

10-11 am, Tu, Nov 7, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

2-3 pm, W, Dec 6, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

New! Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine yoga meditation

Learn how to apply meditation as a medicine for the mind and body in modern life. Build a daily meditation practice that brings you inner peace and transforms your life. A blend of theory, guided meditation practice, and yogic exercise, gives you support as you integrate the knowledge and practice into your daily life. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

10:45-12:15 pm, Su, Oct 1-29, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $50) – Khondro

6:30-8 pm, M, Oct 30-Dec 4, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (9 hrs $60) – Khondro

New! The Basics of Brain Health

Is there anything I can do to lower my risk for Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias? What is the disease process for dementia and how do the current available medications work? How can I tell the difference between memory loss that is due to normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional? Join us to learn the answers to these and other related questions with the latest research and materials from the Alzheimer’s Association in this series of 3 classes. CEU eligible class.

10-noon, M, Oct 9-23, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA (6 hrs $29) – Gershenzon

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NEDCO Financial Wellness Classes

Enjoy a wide spectrum of personal finance and homeownership classes. Register at nedcocdc.org or call 541.345.7106. Cost: $75 per year for unlimited classes and 1:1 counseling.

New! Wisdom Warrior Training yoga aura

Create a life of vibrancy and wellness by balancing the nervous system and attention to the body. Focus on strength, flexibility, stamina, and energy cultivation to improve the overall health of the body, mind, and spirit with movement-oriented contemplative practices. Great for every level! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

9-10:30 am, Tu, Oct 3-31, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $45) – Khondro

9-10:30 am, Tu, Nov 7-Dec 5, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway110717 (7.5 hrs $45) – Khondro

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.

6-7:15 pm, M, Oct 2-30, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.5 hrs $50) – Hummel

6-7:15 pm, M, Nov 6-Dec 4, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.5 hrs $50) – Hummel

NEW! Bo Yoga for Balance and Energy yoga lady

Blends the best of yoga, tai chi and meditation using a unique Yoga Staff prop to assist with balance, stability and range of motion. A great beginning yoga class! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

11:30-12:45 pm, W, Oct 4-Nov 1, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.5 hrs $50) – O’Neil

1:30-12:45 pm, W, Nov 18-Dec 6, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.5 hrs $50) – O’Neil

6:30-7:45 pm, W, Oct 4-Nov 1, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $50) – Butler

6:30-7:45 pm, W, Nov 8-Dec 6, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $50) – Butera

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, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

10-11:15 am, Su, Nov 5-Dec 3, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $55) – Breuer

NEW! Gentle Yoga for Strength

Find mid-line stability, balance and core strength in a gentle yoga class. Tone your body and find ease of movement for anybody! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

9:30-10:30 am, F, Oct 6-Nov 10, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $54) – Hummel

NEW! Intro to Ashtanga Yoga man yoga

Learn the basics of Ashtanga, safely and intelligently. From Sun Salutations to breathe work, discover easeful alignment. This practice builds internal and external fortitude. For the physically fit, this complete practice is designed for beginners and is the perfect place to start your yoga journey. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

6-7:30 pm, Tu, Oct 3-24, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $36) – Wells

Yoga for Busy Professionals

Generate energy rather than struggle to manage time. Practice basic yoga poses to ground and balance your busy life, for renewal and discovery of your amazing potential! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

5:30-7 pm, Su, Oct 8-Nov 12 (No class 10/29), Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hours $45) – Bonner

NEW! Yoga for Chronic Pain rainbow yoga

Chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. New research shows that practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain and can relieve chronic pain. Find support and ease in this EXTRA gentle class. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

10:15-11:30 am, Th, Sep 28-Oct 26, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hours $50) – Ewing

10:15-11:30 am, Th, Nov 2-Dec 7, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hours $50) - Ewing

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.

5:30-6:45 pm, Th, Oct. 5-Nov 2, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $55) – Siporin
5:30-7 pm, Th, Nov 9-Dec 7 (No class 11/23), Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $44) – Siporin

Yoga for Healthy Bones

Can you build bone mass with less than 10 minutes of daily practice? Learn floor movements also geared to help improve balance, strength, coordination, and range of motion. Yoga experience is helpful but not required. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

12:15-1:30 pm, M, Oct 2-30, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $55) – Siporin

12:15-1:30 pm, M, Nov 6-Dec 4, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $55) - Siporin

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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.

10:45-noon, Tu, Oct 3-31, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $50) – Butera

12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Nov 2-Dec 7 (No class 11/23), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $50) – Namyet

Yoga for 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.

6-7:15 pm, Tu, Nov 7-Dec 5, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $55) - Butera