Course Descriptions

Course Offerings

Fall 2019- Senior Programming

Become a Senior Companion!

happy ladiesAre 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 Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318.

10-11am Tu., Oct. 22 Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Clairmont

2-3pm, M., Nov. 18, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Clairmont

10911am W., Dec. 11, Campbell Community Center 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) - Clairmont

Medicare 101: The A, B, C's, & D's

The wave of Boomers turning 65 is so large they call it the “Silver Tsunami”. This class will empower students to understand and select the Medicare Plan that is right for them.

3 - 5pm, W Oct. 8, Mary Spilde Center, Rm TBA, Denham, No Charge

Driver Training

oregon license plateAARP 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: or call 1 (888) 227-7669.

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 - Scott

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NEDCO has merged with Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services. We are officially DevNW, an organization dedicated to growing vibrant Northwest communities by empowering the region’s individuals, families, small businesses, and neighborhoods; to opening doors to progress and equity and opportunity — and keeping them open.

To learn more about these exciting changes, visit our webpage at

Mindfulness Meditation

The practice of meditation has numerous health benefits for people of all ages. It has proven a valuable tool in the regulation of blood pressure, easing chronic pain, fighting depression and enhancing sleep quality. In this course, you'll be guided with manageable and concise steps for making a meditation part of your daily routine. This is a skill that will truly enhance your quality of life.

10:00-11:00am, W Oct. 2 - Nov. 20, Mary Spilde Center, room 409 , Tucker, $79

Advanced Directives and Special Instructions for Cognitive Impairment: Issues and Options for Limiting Care

Do you, your spouse or parents have an Advanced Care Directive? An Advance Care Directive allows you to expressly choose to get care or allows you to limit care under Specific circumstances. In this 2 week course you will learn what you need to know to make an informed decision(s).

W, 6:00-8:00pm, October 9 – October 16, Mary Spilde Center, Rm 108, Fabiano, No Charge

Making Your Home - Age and Ability Friendly

Learn all the concepts – Accessible Design, Adaptable Design, Visit-able Design and Universal Design that make a home aging friendly by identifying and removing barriers for successful aging in your own home.

Tu & Th, 4:00-6:00pm, October 15 – October 24, Mary Spilde Center, Rm 422, Wences, No Charge

Dementia and Relationships

How do I talk to my partner/family member/loved one/friend or colleague with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia about going to the doctor or when to stop driving? How do I make sure I can continue communicating with them throughout each stage of the disease? What is the best way to respond when their behavior is bewildering, difficult or annoying? Come to this series of 3 classes with the Alzheimer's Association to find out the most up-to-date methods for understanding and responding to behaviors and communication, and initiating helpful conversations, with a loved-one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Also experience a “Virtual Dementia” demonstration in our 3rd class "This series satisfies new state requirements for dementia training for all Assisted Living and Residential Care Facility staff."

W, 1:00-3:00pm, October 9 – October 23, Mary Spilde Center, Rm 105, Gershenzon, No Charge

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. To register, ElderHealth & Living 541.747.1755.

10 am-noon, Tu Sept. 17th - Nov. 19thGood Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard St (20 hrs $100 per family) – Kronholm