Course Descriptions

Fall 2015

Preview of Course Offerings (Sept 28 to Dec 12)

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

Art, Craft and Hobby

 
NEW! Drawing People: You Can Do It!

Figure drawing and portraiture are truly accessible skills. We'll practice what interests you, creating great holiday gifts for those you love. Class is for those with basic drawing skills. When you register, get supply list to bring to first class. Co-sponsored by River Road Parks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to ElderCare Resources for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park & Recreation at (541) 688-4052. No class 11/11. (SAI Course)

6:30-8:30 pm, W, Sept 23-Nov 18, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr. (16 hrs $79) – Zanetta

Enjoy Colored Pencil Drawing!
Expand your palette with brilliant color. Those who already enjoy basic drawing will deepen their self-expression in this relaxed hands-on class. When you register, get supply list to bring to first class. Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, W, Oct 14-Nov 18, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (16 hrs No charge) – Zanetta

Cooking and Wine

 
NEW! Mediterranean Thanksgiving Table

Rumaki, Pistachio cookies with crème Anglaise, Pomegranate & eggplant flatbread, Chicken Tajine & more! Class includes 1 glass of Rosa-selected wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

12-3 pm, Sat, Oct 31- Nov 7, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hours $59) – Mariotti

NEW! Soup & Breads
Italian Chickpea, Tomato Stilton, Homemade Tortilla soups with Potato bread, Olive oil focaccia and more! Class includes 1 glass of Rosa-selected wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

12-3 pm, Sat, Oct 10-17, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hours $59) – Mariotti

NEW! Tailgate Like You Mean It
Creamsicle biscotti, Buffalo Sliders with homemade buns, Pita pizza & more! Class includes 1 glass of Rosa-selected wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

12-3 pm, Sat, Nov 21-Dec 5, Pepperberries, 2538 Willakenzie Rd. (6 hours $59) – Mariotti

Dance and Exercise Fitness

 
Arthritis Exercise Program

The Arthritis Foundation uses gentle activities to increase joint flexibility and range of motion, maintain muscle strength and decrease pain. Classes are specially designed for people of all ages with arthritis and other related diseases and limited movement. Let's move together by taking control of your arthritis. Exercise from the comfort of your chair. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 15-Nov 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $50) – Martinez

NEW! Balance/Strength/Flexibility!
You don't need a Ph.D. in fitness to help older adults retain their physique with basic, well-tested exercises. Jeff has been teaching "Be Fit for Life" for years through River Road Park and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Learn what you can confidently share with the residents, clients, or members you care for. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, Sep 22, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) - Hardisty.

Be Fit for Life
Join a local personal trainer and Ironman to learn about aging successfully, maintaining mobility, eating for optimal nutrition, exercising for your body type, and why your breakfast is making you fat. Free meal plan included. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park & Recreation at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6:30-7:30 pm, M, Oct 5, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (1 hr No Charge) - Hardisty
6:30-7:30 pm, M, Oct 12-Nov 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr. (6 hrs $50) - Hardisty

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 and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

6-7 pm, M, Sep 28-Nov 2, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $36) - Bertolone
12:15-1:30 pm, Tu, Sep 29-Oct 27, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Butera
7:15-8:30 pm, Tu, Sep 29-Oct 27, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Holbrook
12:15-1:30 pm, Tu, Nov 3-Dec 1, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Butera

NEW! Beginning Yoga at Waterford Grand
Especially created for those 50+. Learn common yoga poses and how to practice them safely, honoring your own level of strength and flexibility. Discover how yoga promotes wellness, reduces stress and heals. Bring yoga mat and either 2 firm pillows or 2 firm blankets. Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10:30-11:45 am, Th, Oct 8-Nov 12, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (7.5 hrs No charge) - Butera

The Body Shop
Enjoy unique & challenging exercise routines. Build strength & endurance, and improve flexibility & mobility. All exercises can be adapted to your current level of fitness. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Addus Home Care for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

5:15-6 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 15-Nov 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $60) – Hardisty

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! The poses will be adapted for individual challenges. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation, Eugene Yoga and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052 or Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Sep 15-Nov 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $60) – MacDonald
1:30-2:30 pm, M, Nov 2-Dec 7, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs.$36) – Huling

NEW! Curvy Yoga
Body-positive yoga for people of all shapes and sizes. We'll meditate, breathe to 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)

10:45-12 pm, Su, Oct 4-Nov 1, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) – Breuer

NEW! Healthy Lymph, Healthy You
Self-massage techniques can help improve energy, mobility, and well-being. Learn simple practices from a lymphatic specialist that can help you stay healthy and strong. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

3-4 pm, M & Th, Oct 12-15, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (2 hrs No charge) - Maxson

NEW! Insanity Fitness
This revolutionary cardio-based total-body conditioning program is based on the principles of max interval training. Insanity® pushes us to new training heights, burning more calories for more efficient metabolism. All levels welcome. Cost includes supplies and flowers. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052 (SAI Course)

6-6:45 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 15-Nov 19, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $60) - Espinosa

Nia Technique Mind-Body Fitness
Ages 18+. Nia is non-impact, aerobic exercise to music. It combines dance, yoga, tai chi and self-healing. Enjoy new moves enhancing balance and bone density improvements. Co-sponsored by Willamalane Adult Activity Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact Willamalane at (541) 736-4444. No class 11/26. (SAI Course)

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Sep15-Oct 20, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $32) – Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Sep17-Oct 22, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $32) - Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Nov 3-Dec 15, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (7 hrs $37) – Hollander
5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Nov 5-Dec 17, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W C St (6 hrs $32) – Hollander

Pilates for Mature Adults
Improve your flexibility, balance and body awareness. Exercises focus on strength, body alignment, and balance. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to ElderCare Resources for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. No class 11/11. (SAI Course)

8:30-9:30 am, M/W, Sep 14-Nov 23, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (20 hrs $70) - Kretchmer

Plus Size Yoga
Gentle, yet dynamic, flowing yoga for those with larger bodies who want to increase flexibility, strength, balance and deep relaxation in a supportive environment. Anyone, of any size, can benefit from yoga movement, beginning right where you are. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Marquis of Springfield for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 15-Nov 19, Emerald Park (30 hrs call for cost) - Lutz
10-11:30 am, Sa, Sep 19-Nov 21, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (15 hrs call for cost) - Lutz

Roll and Release
Enjoy gliding massage on soft foam rollers. Experience connective tissue release, similar to myofascial release from physical therapists. All who can lie on a mat are welcome. 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)

4:15-5:15 pm, Th, Oct 1-Nov 5, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $36) – Butera

NEW! Tai Chi for Beginners
Cultivate balance and promote your own health. Experience connective tissue release, similar to myofascial release form physical therapists. All who can lie on a mat are welcome. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. No class on 11/18. (ASI Class)

1:30-2:30 pm, W, Oct 28-Dec 9, Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No charge) – Bigelow

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 and pay, contact Tamarack Pool at (541) 686-9290. No class 11/26. (SAI Course)

1-2 pm, Th, Oct 1-Dec 10, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (10 hrs $70) - Henry-Schneider

NEW! Yoga for Healthy Bones
Can you build bone mass with less than 10 minutes of daily practice? Many say "Yes!" 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 and pay, contact Eugene Yoga at (541) 520-8771 or info@eugeneyoga.us. (SAI Course)

1:15-2:30 pm, W, Oct 7-Nov 4, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Siporin

NEW! Yoga for the Immune System
We'll learn breathing exercises, yoga poses, and hands on self-lymphatic drainage techniques that, when used regularly, can help increase the effectiveness of the immune system. 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)

1:30-2:30 pm, M, Nov 2-Dec 7, Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $45) - Maxson

NEW! Yoga and Mindfulness
Deepen your understanding and practice of mindfulness tools. Use them during your practice to help achieve dynamic balance of body and mind. 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)

7:15-8:30 pm, Th, Oct 1-29, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) – Jamieson

Yoga Nidra
Also known as yogic sleep, this ancient practice can help unwind the nervous system, and is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners. In a peaceful yoga studio, learn and practice through imagery, body scanning and deep relaxation. Perfect for helping with insomnia and stress reduction. Bring two blankets & sleep pad. 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)

12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Oct 1-29, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Nov 5-Dec 10 (no class 11/26), Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet

Yoga and the Pelvic Floor
Dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles can lead to low back/pelvic pain, incontinence and bowel issues. Yoga poses can increase circulation, build stamina and normalize muscle tone. Your instructor is a licensed & well-experienced physical therapist. 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)

1:15-2:45 pm, M, Sept 28- Oct 26 (No class 10/5), Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $45) - Abel
7:15-8:45 pm, Th, Nov 5-Dec 3 (No class 11/26), Eugene Yoga, Downtown, 245 E Broadway (6 hrs $45) - Abel

Driver Training

 
AARP Smart Driver Course

Since its inception in 1979, AARP Driver Safety has covered defensive driving techniques, rules of the road, normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time - including ways to compensate for these changes. Open to all ages and to non- AARP members. Participants age 55+ may qualify for insurance discounts. This is a 6 hour course. The cost is $20, with a $5 discount to AARP members. There are no tests. To register, call one of the following locations.

10/10 Kendall Ford, Eugene (541) 515-8896
10/19 & 21 Fern Ridge Service Ctr. (541) 935-4555
10/19 & 21 Petersen Barn (541) 682-5521
10/19 & 26 Willamalane Activity Ctr, Spfld (541) 736-4444
11/5 Junction City Community Service Ctr. (541) 998-4767
11/14 Kendall Ford, Eugene (541) 515.-8896
11/16 & 18 Petersen Barn (541) 682-5521
11/20 Campbell Senior Ctr. (541) 682-5318
11/23 & 30 Willamalane Activity Ctr, Spfld (541) 736-4444
12/4 River Road Park & Recreation, Eugene (541) 688-4052
12/12 Kendall Ford, Eugene (541) 515-8896

Family Health and Dynamics

 
Living With Alzheimer's: Early Stage
Families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kind of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? We'll hear from those directly affected, discuss practical answers, and explore coping strategies together. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer's Association, River Road Park and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10-12:00 pm, F, Oct 9-23, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs No charge) - Weinman

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. Thanks to ElderHealth & Living for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact Bridget Kronholm at ElderHealth at (541) 747-1755. Scholarships available. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Tu, Sep 29-Dec 1, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard (20 hrs $100 per family) – Kronholm

NEW! More Legal Decisions: Parents & Families
Bring your questions! Delve into long-term care options, payment strategies, elder abuse and prevention, end of life issues, and surrogate decision-making with a seasoned elder law attorney. Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Sep 29-Oct 13, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (6 hrs No charge) - Williams

Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Does a health condition affect your daily life? If so, this free 6-week program may be just for you. Gain skills to help you manage pain and depression, relax, sleep, exercise, eat well, and work well with your health care providers. Co-sponsored by Senior & Disability Services and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Pre-registration required. For a list of dates, times & locations, contact the Living Well Specialist at (541) 682-4103. – Scott (SAI Course)

NEW! Staying Connected: Both of Us
Our focus: health promotion and social support, which can help improve physical health, mood, and cognitive function. Designed to benefit both community-residing adults with early stage dementia AND their companions or "social buddies." Co-sponsored by Alzheimer's Association, River Road Park and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, F, Sep 11-Oct 2, River Road Park & Rec, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs No charge) - Weinman

Gardening and Landscaping

 
Flower Power 1
Love flowers? This hands-on design class will teach you basic styles and techniques of flower arranging. You will be creating a new fresh arrangement to take home each week. Cost includes supplies and flowers. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping to sponsor this class. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Sep 15-Oct 13, Flower Market, Santa Clara Square, 45 H Division Ave. (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Flower Power 2
Love flowers? This hands-on design class will build upon the techniques of flower arranging learned in Flower Power 1. You will be creating a new fresh arrangement to take home each week. Cost includes supplies and flowers. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052... (SAI Course)

6-8 pm, Tu, Oct 20-Nov 17, Flower Market located in the Santa Clara Square, 45 H Division Ave. (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Urban Homesteading 101
Preserve fruits & 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 & Recreation and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to ElderCare Resources for helping to sponsor this class. No class on Nov. 11. To register and pay, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-9 pm, W, Sep 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (2 hrs No charge) - Prier
7-9 pm, W, Sep 23-Dec 2, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6-20 hrs Call for Cost) – Prier

History

 
NEW! Living History Series
Travel the centuries and experience some of the greatest events in our country's past through iconic characters like Samuel Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Rosie the Riveter. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

11-12 pm, M & Th, Nov 2-12, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (4 hrs No charge) – Kievith

NEW! Oregon & Our County: Before & After Statehood
Meet famous Oregonians mountain man Joseph Meek and geologist Thomas Condon in period costume. Enjoy a potpourri of Lane County vignettes: Oregon Trail pageants, the Lost Wagon Train, movies filmed here, and more! Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 686-3329. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, M, Oct 5-19, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way, (4.5 hrs No charge) - Hart

Home Buying and Improvement

 
ABC's of Home Buying
A is for analyzing your financial situation. Learn to work with a real estate agent, secure a loan, and close the deal. Class is state-certified and meets requirements for down payment assistance and First Time Homebuyers loan programs. Cost covers materials for all members of a household and a 1:1 consultation and credit report review. Co-sponsored by NEDCO and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at (541) 345-7106 or visit nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Threshold Intensive Home Ownership
Learn about financial preparation, the purchase process, and how to protect your investment. Meet regularly 1:1 with a homeownership counselor to develop and implement your own action plan. Spanish class available. Co-sponsored by NEDCO and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at (541) 345-7106 or visit nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Money Management

 
Financial Foundations
Learn about credit, savings, budgeting, tracking expenses, and "spending leaks." Receive a free credit report with credit score and unlimited 1:1 counseling. Spanish class available. Co-sponsored by NEDCO and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at (541) 345-7106 or visit nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Lifeline Financial Education
Get the tools you need to control your finances, regardless of your circumstances. You can save money, pay off debt, and improve your credit. Class includes an optional one-time Financial Counselor consultation. Spanish class available. Co-sponsored by NEDCO and LCC Successful Aging Institute. For class times, location and cost, contact NEDCO at (541) 345-7106 or visit nedcodc.org. (SAI Course)

Self Improvement and Growth

 
Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping making these classes possible.

Grief, Loss, and Peace
Loss affects us all, deeply and differently. Learn and practice techniques that have helped hundreds of others, from a gifted Chaplain and instructor. Self-care and recovery will be our focus. Co-sponsored by Pinnacle Healthcare and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping make this class possible. To register, call (541) 525-5176. (SAI Course)

6-7:30 pm, Tu, Sept 29-Nov 17, Hillside Heights Rehab Center, 1201 McLean Blvd (12 hrs No charge) - Engel

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

6-8 pm, Tu, Oct 6-Nov17, Planned Parenthood, 3579 Franklin Blvd (10.5 hrs $50) – Alba

Recreating Your Life: Transitions
Sometimes change is chosen. Other times it is imposed upon us. Always it involves letting go of something in order to move on to what is next. Through class discussion, journaling, art activities, and visualization, we will learn about models and stages of life transitions and skills and strategies for coping with changing times. Co-sponsored by Center for Community Counseling and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact the Center at (541) 344-0620. All supplies included. Partial scholarship may be available. (SAI Course)

2:30-4 pm, W Sep 30-Nov 4, Center for Community Counseling, 1465 Coburg Rd (9 hrs $54) – LaFrance

Outdoor Recreation

 
NEW! Prague & The Danube River
Enjoy an armchair tour of the Czech Republic capital and the romantic Danube. You'll also "visit" Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Learn about an upcoming European cruise that would allow you to experience these cities yourself. The trip, organized by River Road Park & Rec, will occur in next fall. Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand & LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)
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3-4:00 pm, W, Sept 30, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (1 hr No charge) - Setzer

Writing

 
NEW! Becoming an Elegant Writer
Love to write? Unhappy with the results? We'll explore fun effective methods that can overcome the barriers to joyful, satisfying writing. This welcoming and supportive class is designed to help both novice and experienced writers hone skills for greater success. Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand, and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

1-2:30 pm, F, Oct 16-Nov 20, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (9 hrs No charge) - Quash-Mah

NEW! Organizing to Write: Sharing Tips
Want to help others communicate? Learn how to help others get their thoughts & feelings to flow onto the page. Email, professional or personal letters, and more. To delve deeper, register for "Becoming an Elegant Writer." Co-sponsored by Waterford Grand & LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Tu, Oct 6, Eugene Sheldon Branch Public Library (2 hrs No charge) – Quash-Mah

Careers & Professional Development

 
Computer Skills and Technology

 
NEW! Maximize Your iPad Use
Learn how to enjoy movies, music, photography, e-reading, and email on your iPad. This intermediate level, hands-on class includes time to explore and practice applications together. Co-sponsored by Willamette Oaks and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, M & Th, Oct 19-29, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (6 hrs No charge) - Goss

Encore Careers

 
Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping make these classes possible.

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! To register contact one of the hosts below. (SAI Course)

2:30-4 pm, Tu, Oct 6, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St, (541) 682-5318 (1.5 hrs No charge) - Brooks
10-11:30 am, W, Oct 7, Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd, (541) 682-5521 (1.5 hrs No charge) - Brooks
10-11:30 am, Th, Nov 5, Willamalane Adult Activity Ctr, 215 W C St, (541) 736-4444 (1.5 hrs 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 stipended work. Join representatives from WorkSource Lane, Goodwill Industries, Experience Works and Lane Community College to see how YOU can take the next step. Co-sponsored by these organizations through LCC Successful Aging Institute. No pre-registration necessary. (SAI Course)

5:30-7:30 pm, Th, Nov 5, Downtown Eugene Public Library (2 hrs No charge) – Susman

Getting Paid for Giving Care
Lane Community College offers several options for adults with a lifetime of caregiving skills. Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of others and get paid for doing so. Barbara will discuss the Successful Aging Institute's "Personal Care Aide" training program and the Senior Companion Program, as well as other opportunities. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping to sponsor this class. To register, contact Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318. (SAI Course)

10-11:30 am, Tu, Nov 17, Campbell Center, 155 High St (1.5 hrs No charge) - Susman

Personal Care Aide

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

5:30-6:30 pm, Th, Oct 1, DCA, Rm. TBA (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 to sponsor this class. No class on 11/24-11/26. (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Oct 13-Dec 3, DCA, Rm. TBA (40 hrs $389) - Gilad/Little/Mosman

Volunteer Training

 
Hospice Volunteer Training
As an integral part of the Hospice team, volunteers provide compassion, friendship, support and so much more at end-of-life. Learn about family dynamics, communication skills and gain awareness of the medical, psychosocial, spiritual and practical aspects of this field. Pre-requisites: Application and interview. Background check, TB test and & 1-yr commitment required. Co-sponsored by Cascade Health Solutions and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Apply: cascadehealth.org/hospice or contact Shirley Kirkpatrick (541) 228-3081. (SAI Course)

1-6 pm, Tu/Th, Sep 24-Oct 13, Location- TBA (30 hrs no charge) - Kirkpatrick

School Garden Project Volunteer Training
Dig in! Kindle the delight of gardening in children. This dirt-under-the-fingernails training is your ticket to volunteering for the Project's educational programs. Learn how to confidently share your knowledge with eager elementary students in small and larger groups. Pick up tips on tools and cooking safety. Co-sponsored by the School Garden Project and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact the School Garden Project at Elizabeth@schoolgardenproject.org or call (541) 284-1001. Participants must attend one 2-hour class. (SAI Course)

10-12 pm, Sa, Sep 12, Location - TBA (2 hrs No Charge) - Goward & Guerrero
10-12 pm, Sa, Oct 10, Location - TBA (2 hrs No Charge) – Goward & Guerrero

Workplace Skills

 
Caregiver Training: Warm Water
Water is healing. Learn & practice techniques to help ensure safety in entering, enjoying and exiting the water. Caregivers and clients welcome to register together; only Caregiver pays. Bring swimsuit or shorts/tank top, towel, and locker lock. Course is co-sponsored by Tamarack Aquatic Center and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Scholarships may be available for OHP and SNAP recipients. To register and pay, contact Tamarack Pool at (541) 686-9290. (SAI Course)

1:00-3 pm, M, Oct 12-26, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (6 hrs $60) - Knowles