Course Descriptions

Winter 2017

Classes designed for the Adventurous Mature Adult

Careers and Professional Development

Encore Careers

55+ Jobseekers Self Help Groupjobseekers

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.

5:30-6:30 pm, M, Jan 8–Feb 12, DCA, Rm 125 (6 hrs No charge) - Eiler-Mough

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.

10-11 am, Tu, Jan 9, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

2-3 pm, W, Feb 7, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

2-3 pm, M, Mar 5, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

2-3 pm, M, Apr 9, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) – Brooks

55+ Reinventing Yourself to Rejoin the Workforceman and lawn

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, Jan 11-Feb 8, DCA, Rm 106 (10 hrs $59) - Reay

Personal Enrichment

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: aarp.org/findacourse or call 1.888.227.7669.

Family Health and Dynamics

New! Dementia and Relationships

How do I talk to my partner/family member/loved one/friend or colleague with Alzheimer'sthree happy ladies 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.

1-3 pm, Th, Feb 1-15, DCA, Rm 105 (6 hrs $29) - Gershenzon

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, contact Bridget Kronholm at ElderHealth & Living 541.747.1755.

10 am-noon, Tu, Jan 9-Mar13, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard St (20 hrs $100 per family) – Kronholm

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

Money Managementpiggy bank

 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.

Music

New! Joyful Noise!

musicWith no previous musical experience required, come join us to make a Joyful Noise. This 6 week series will included; a drum circle, piano improve, sing along, music for relaxation and more! Co-sponsored by Eugene Piano Academy and LCC Successful Aging Institute.

1-2 pm Th, Jan 11-Feb 15, Eugene Piano Academy, 507 Willamette St (6 hrs. $99) – Hutton

New! Classical Music Appreciation

This 10 week course clarifies the complex narratives of the classical repertoire. You will use exercises and discussion to develop critical listening skills and basic vocabulary for describing what you hear. You will then be able to apply these tools to analyze and understand great works from the past. Co-Sponsored by the Eugene Piano Academy and LCC Successful Aging Institute. *Required course materials Music: An Appreciation, Roger Kamiem 7th Edition, 2011 ISBN number 007743353X.

1-2 pm Tu, Jan 9–Mar 13, Eugene Piano Academy, 507 Willamette St. (10 hrs $119) - Hutton

Self-Improvement and Growth

 New! Do I Downsize or Age in Place?happy man

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, Jan 10, DCA, Rm 108 (2 hrs $29) - Bush

7-9 pm, Th, Jan 18, DCA, Rm TBA (2 hrs $29) – Bush

The Heart Has No Wrinkles

heartHealthy 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.

5:30-7 pm, W, Jan 24-Mar 7, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (10.5 hrs $50) – Alba

Taking Charge: Retirement Symposium

Feeling overwhelmed? Local 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 refreshments provided. Seating limited. Co-sponsored by Crescent Park Senior Living and LCC Successful Aging Institute. –Williams, Bullock, Coleman

6-8 pm, Th, Feb 8-22, Crescent Park Senior Living, 2951 Coburg Rd (6 hrs $119) –Williams, Bullock, Coleman

Yoga/Tai Chi

 NEW! Adaptive Yoga with Companion

Enjoy mindful movement using chairs and balance bars to help your body stretch, yoga by baystrengthen and balance safely and easily. Care companion may attend for no charge. An ideal class for those who have mental or physical challenges. Co-Sponsored by Eugene Yoga and the Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

10:15-11:30 am, Th, Jan 18-Feb 15, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $50) - Ewing

10:15-11:30 am, Th, Feb 22-Mar 22, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $50) - Ewing

NEW! Ashtanga Yoga Advanced Beginner

Take your Ashtanga practice to the next level with expert guidance. Appropriate for those who have an Ashtanga practice or have knowledge of the primary series. Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

10:30-11:45 am, Su, Jan 14-Feb 11, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $50) – Wells

Beginning Yoga

rainbow yogaLearn 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, Jan 15-Feb 12, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $45) – Hummel

6-7:15 pm, M, Feb 19-Mar 19, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $45) – Siporin

10:30-11:45 am, Su, Feb 18-Mar 18, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $45) – Lawrence

  New! Easy Does It! Movement Lab for a Strong Core

Gentle mind/body practices of yoga and functional movement give you tools to make you stronger physically and mentally. All levels welcome! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

10:30- 11:45, W, Jan 17-Feb 14, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hours $50) - Kretchmer

10:30-11:45, W, Feb 21-Mar 21, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hours $50) - Kretchmer

Intro to Gentle Yoga

Find mid-line stability, balance and core strength in a gentle yoga class. Tone your bodyman yoga 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.

9:00-10:15 am, Tu, Jan 9-Feb 6, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $45) – Butler

9:00-10:15 am, Tu, Feb 13-Mar 13, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $45) – Butler

New! iRest

A gentle mind/body practice n that leads you through fundamental iRest tools, along with easy movement and breath work, ending with a healing 30-minute iRest Yoga Nidra guided meditation. The daily practice of iRest forges new brain patterns to help you experience a greater sense of wholeness, health, resiliency and well-being. Research shows this is an effective treatment for insomnia, PTSD, and stress. iRest is currently used in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools across the country Everyone Welcome! Co-sponsored by Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Eugene Yoga at 541.520.8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us.

12:15-1:45 pm, M, Jan 22-Mar 19 (No class 2/19), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (12 hours $80) – Namyet

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.

5:45-7 pm, Tu, Jan 16-Feb 13, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hours, $50) - Namyet

6-7:45 pm, M, Jan 22-Feb 26, (No class 2/19), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $50) - Namyet

12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Feb 22-Mar 22, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $50) – Namyet

Yoga for a Healthy Back

sunset yogaWake-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, Th, Jan 18-Feb 15, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $55) – Hummel

5:30-6:45 pm, Th, Feb 22- Mar 22, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $55) – Lawrence

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.

5:45-7:15 pm, W, Jan 24-Feb 14, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $44) – Butera