Course Descriptions

Spring 2017           

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

Dance and Exercise Fitness

NEW! Beginning Gentle Yoga
Discover how yoga helps you feel better, sleep well and reduce stress. Find greater ease of movement with extra gentle yoga poses in a class designed for folks who think they can't do yoga! 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 pm, M, Apr 3-24, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $36) - Butera
9-10:30 am, Tu, Apr 4-25, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $36) - Butera

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, Apr 4-May 9, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (7.25 hrs $45) - Jamieson
6-7:15 pm, M, May 8-Jun 12 (no class 5/29), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Siporin
7:15-8:30 pm, Tu, May 9-Jun 13, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $45) - 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. (SAI Course)

10:45-noon, W, Apr 19-Jun 14 (no class 5/17), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (10 hrs $60) - Breuer

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, Apr 6-Jun 15, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (11 hrs $77) - Henry-Schneider

NEW! 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. (SAI Course)

5:30-7 pm, Su, Apr 9-May 7, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hours $45) - Bonner

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, Apr 4-May 2, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $55) – Aponte
12:15-1:30 pm, M, May 8-Jun 12 (no class 5/29), Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $55) - Butera

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. (SAI Course)

12:15-1:30 pm, M, Apr 3-May 1, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Siporin

NEW! Yoga for Inner Peace
Focus on Yoga skills that cultivate mental/emotional calm and quietude. Increase awareness of your nervous system's response to conflict and distractions. 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)

10:30-11:45 am, Su, Apr 9-May 7, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Butler
10:30-11:45 am, Su, May 14-Jun 11, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Butler
7:15-8:30 pm, Th, May 18-Jun 15, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Butler

NEW! Yoga for Life
Enjoy this gentle chair yoga class. We’ll focus on yoga poses and tools that increase mobility and reduce stress. No need to get on the floor. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10:30-11:30, Th, Apr 6-May 25, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (8 hrs No charge) - Butler

Yoga for LMTs
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, Apr 6-May 11, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $45) - 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)

12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Apr 6-May 11, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (7.5 hrs $45) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, May 18-Jun 15, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Keys

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)

9-10:30 am, Tu, May 16-Jun 13, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (7.5 hrs $55) - Butera

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, Apr 4-Jun 6, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard (20 hrs $100 per family) - Kronholm

NEW! Understanding Chronic Conditions
Congestive heart failure, COPD, diabetes, dementia. How do these chronic conditions affect the mind, as well as the body over time? How do they progress? And how can we best support those we care who live with these diagnoses, -- especially at the end of life? A primary care physician will share her wisdom and welcome your questions. Thanks to Brookdale Senior Living for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Brookdale at (541) 607-9525. (SAI Course)

10 am-Noon, Tu, Apr 11, Brookdale Alpine Springs, 3760 N. Clarey (2 hrs No Charge) - Carden

Money Management

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

Legal Decisions: Our Parents, Ourselves
Help your parents - and yourselves - understand more about legal issues they may be facing. Explore long-term care options, payment strategies, elder abuse and how to prevent it, end of life issues, and surrogate decision-making including power of attorney, trustees, and guardians. Mark Williams is a seasoned elder law attorney, and welcomes all questions. Thanks to Waterford Grand and Brookdale Senior Living for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329 or Brookdale Senior Living at (541) 607-9525. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, May 2-16, Brookdale Springfield Briarwood, 4865 Main, Spfld, (6 hrs No Charge) - Williams

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. (SAI Course)

Music

NEW! Swing! America’s First Pop Music
Dig that crazy beat. Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Mary Lou Williams. These musical giants showed us the way. Delve into them and more. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

1:30-3, M, May 15-Jun 12, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (7.5 hrs No Charge) – Misa

Performing Arts

NEW! Movie Wisdom: Preston Sturgis Masterpieces
Venture behind the lens with cinema expert Tom Blank. "The Lady Eve”, "Sullivan's Travels”, "Palm Beach Story" and "The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek" are four comedy classics from the ‘40s by writer/director Preston Sturgis. Learn and delight in them. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

2-5 pm, M, Apr 17-May 8, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (12 hrs No Charge) - Blank

Personal Improvement and Growth

NEW! Embodying Creative Process
Engage your obstacles. Free up your creative health. Wherever your passion lies, your own imagination can be a fulcrum for personal growth. We'll employ movement practices, writing exercises, and other tools to aid an amazing exploration and discoveries. 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)

7-9 pm, W, Apr 5-26, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (8 hours $55) - Chari

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 x1014. (SAI Course)

5:30-7 pm, W, Apr 5-May 17, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (9 hrs $50) - Alba

Careers & Professional Development

Encore Careers

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 Willamalane at 541.736.4444 or Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318. (SAI Course)

1:30-2:30 pm, Th Apr 6, Willamalane Adult Ctr, 215 W C St, Spfld (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks
2-3 pm, Tu, Apr 18, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks
2-3 pm, Tu, Jun 6, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) - Brooks