Course Descriptions

Winter 2017

Preview of Course Offerings (January 9 to March 25)

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

Cooking and Wine

NEW! The Easy Chick: Demonstration Class
We'll discover quick and tasty ways to create a delectable family chicken dinner. Class includes one glass of local wine. Wine also available for purchase. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Cook's Pots & Table Tops and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Cook's Pots & Table Tops at (541) 338-4339. (SAI Course)

Noon-3 pm, Sa, Jan 14-21, Cook's Pots & Table Tops, 2807 Oak St (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

NEW! Easy Week Nights
Yugoslavian Impanata. Bacon meatloaf. Apple hassleback with chocolate semifreddo and more. Class includes one glass of local wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

Noon-3 pm, Sa, Feb 4-11, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

NEW! I Say Potato
Double baked mashed potatoes. Sweet potatoes with sage. Shepperd’s pie and sweet potatoe caramel and more. Class includes one glass of local wine. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Pepperberries Ultimate Kitchen Store and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Pepperberries at (541) 485-6922. (SAI Course)

Noon-3 pm, Sa, March 4-11, Pepperberries, 2528 Willakenzie Rd (6 hrs $59) - Mariotti

NEW! Italy from North to South: Participation Class
Pizzoccheri from Val Tellina. Tagliatelle Pelose from Marche. Busiate with Trapani pesto. You will be helping, so please wear closed-toed shoes. Class includes one glass of local wine. Wine also available for purchase. No special accommodations for food allergies or restrictions. Co-sponsored by Cook's Pots & Table Tops and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact Cook's Pots & Table Tops at (541) 338+4339. (SAI Course)

1-5 pm, Sa, Jan 28, Cook's Pots & Table Tops, 2807 Oak St (4 hrs $89) - Mariotti

Dance and Exercise Fitness

NEW! Balance Your Life
We'll delve into five essential areas that can help us improve our life balance: stuff (downsize), physicality (Chi Walking), nutrition, resilience, and future planning. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

3-4 pm, W, Feb 22-Mar 22, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (5 hrs No Charge) - Hollander

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, Jan 17-Feb 14, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Jamieson
6:7:15 pm, M, Feb 20-Mar 20, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Siporin

New! Bo Yoga ® Gentle Hatha
Improve flexibility and balance with a unique and stable prop: the Bo Yoga staff. This yoga practice blends tai chi and meditation elements to help refresh and energize you. 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)

11:30 am-12:45 pm, Su, Jan 15-Feb 12, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Guadagni
9:15-10:30 am, Su, Feb 19-Mar 19, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Guadagni

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! Thanks to Crescent Park Senior Living for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10:45-11:45 am, Tu/Th, Jan 10-Mar 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (20 hrs $65) – MacDonald

Chair Yoga at Waterford Grand
Stretch, strengthen, and flex your body gently - - all from the comfort and support of a chair. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10:30-11:30 am, W, Jan 11-Mar 15, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (10 hrs No charge) – Barkas

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

10:45-noon, Su, Jan 15-Feb 12, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Breuer
10:45-noon, Su, Feb 19-Mar 19, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Breuer

East Meets West
Blend alignment with core and upper body strengthening in this evidence-based exercise. Work on your gait, reduce stress, and breathe! All levels welcome. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

2-3 pm, M/W, Jan 9-Feb 8, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas-Morrow
2-3 pm, M/W, Feb 13-Mar 15, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (10 hrs $36) - Thomas-Morrow

Pilates for Mature Adults
Improve your flexibility, balance and body awareness. We’ll focus on strength, body alignment, and balance. Bring a yoga mat, towel, and water. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

8:30-9:30 am, M/W, Jan 9-Mar 15, River Rd Annex, 1055 River Rd (20 hrs $80) - Kretchmer

Preventing Falls
Enjoy gentle stretching and exercise and to increase range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility. Experience a variety of standing, chair, and floor modalities. Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

3:45-4:45 pm, W, Jan18-Feb 22, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Drive (6 hrs $45) - Sears

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, Jan 12-Mar 23, Tamarack Aquatic Center, 3575 Donald St (11 hrs $77) - Henry-Schneider

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, Jan 17-Feb 14, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Aponte

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

12:15-1:30 pm, M, Feb 20-Mar 20, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Siporin

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, Jan 19-Feb 16, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - 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, Jan 19-Feb 16, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet
12:15-1:30 pm, Th, Feb 23-Mar 23, Eugene Yoga, 3575 Donald St (6.25 hrs $38) - Namyet

Yoga for Rock Climbers
Stretch and strengthen major muscle groups. Practice breath and focus for challenging climbing sequences. Use yoga to cultivate balance, prevent injury, and enhance your physical abilities . . . from the inside out! 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, Feb 23-Mar23, Eugene Yoga, 245 E. Broadway (6.25 hrs $38) - Maryne

Yoga for Stress Reduction
Release that long-term stress through enhanced yoga practice. Cultivate greater flexibility and strength as you unlock patterns of tension and injury in the body. 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)

4-5:15 pm, Th, Feb 23-Mar 23, Eugene Yoga, 245 E Broadway (6.25hrs $38) - Gordon

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.

Arthritis Exercise Program
Designed for adults of all ages with limited movement. Gentle activities from chair or on foot can increase flexibility and range of motion, help maintain muscle strength, and decrease pain. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

1:15-2 pm, Tu/Th, Jan 10-Mar 16, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (15 hrs $50) - Martinez

New! Dementia Behavior and Effective Communication 
Don't wait for a "better time." Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, River Road Park & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, call River Road at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

10-Noon, F, Feb 3-17, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (6 hrs No Charge) - Gershenzon

Demystifying Medicare
Struggling to make sense of the alphabet soup that has become our healthcare system? You’re not alone! Let an expert help you untangle the mess, gain helpful navigation tools and prepare yourself to decide what plans might be best for you and your family in this educational (not sales) class. Thanks to Brookdale Senior Living and Waterford Grand for helping sponsor these classes. To register, contact Brookdale Senior Living at (541) 747-1887 or Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

1-3 pm, Th, Feb 16, Brookdale Woodside, 4851 Main St (2 hrs No Charge) – Stoltz
1-3 pm, Th, Mar 16, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (2 hrs No charge) – Stoltz

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, Jan 10-Mar 14, Good Samaritan Society, 3500 Hilyard (20 hrs $100 per family) - Kronholm

Gardening and Landscaping

Flower Power 1
Love flowers? Learn basic styles and techniques in this hands-on class. Create a new fresh arrangement every week! Cost includes supplies and flowers. Thanks to Marquis Springfield for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6:15-8:15 pm, Tu, Jan 10-Feb 7, Flower Market, 151 Main St, Springfield (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Flower Power 2
Love flowers? We’ll build on the techniques you learned in Flower Power 1. Create a new fresh arrangement every week! Cost includes supplies and flowers. Thanks to Pinnacle Healthcare for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

6:15-8:15 pm, Tu, Feb 14-Mar 14, Flower Market, 151 Main St, Springfield (10 hrs $90) - Sondag

Urban Homesteading 101
Preserve fruits and 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 & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. Thanks to Banner Bank for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact River Road Park & Rec at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

7-9 pm, W, Jan 11-Mar 15, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (2-26 hrs Call for Cost) – Prier

History

 (NEW) Another Historical Potpourri
Join historian Bob Hart for this wide-ranging class. Meet Matthew Deady, Jesse Applegate, and others who shaped Oregon's development. Learn how Oregon's constitution reflects the divisions that led to the Civil War. Explore Manassas, Ft. Sumter, Custer, & Hovenweep National Monuments from the perspective of a park ranger. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10-11:30, M, Jan 23-Feb 6, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (4.5 hrs No charge) - Hart

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, Jan 24-Feb 7, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (6 hrs No charge) - Williams
6-8 pm, Tu, Mar 7-21, Brookdale Briarwood, 4865 Main St (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! Music Therapy for Cognitive Wellness
Active music can increase range of motion, improve coordination, and reduce stress. Promote your own relaxation! Enjoy this fun and social class. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688. (SAI Course)

11 am-noon, Th, Jan 12-26, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (3 hrs No charge) - Oar

Performing Arts

NEW! Don’t “Act” Your Age
The Roving Park Players, Eugene-Springfield's itinerant theater company, will help us pump up our imaginations. Explore monologues, improvisation, and basic drama skills. Thanks to Willamette Oaks for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Willamette Oaks at (541) 343-2688- (SAI Course)

11 am-12:30 pm, Tu, Feb 7-Mar 14, Willamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Lp (9 hrs No charge) - Harkovitch

Personal Improvement and Growth

New! What's on YOUR Bucket List? 
We all have dreams and aspirations. Many of the items on our “bucket lists” are actually do-able, with enough preparation and courage to fulfill. They don't even have to be expensive! Enjoy this interactive opportunity to explore and make some concrete steps toward achieving your dreams. You deserve it! (SAI Course)

2-3:30 pm, W, Jan 18-Feb 8, DCA, Rm 108 (6 hrs $29) - Rogers

Writing

NEW! Creative Writing
Tap into your life stories as a resource for expressing yourself through writing. Support for getting started, staying organized, and learning how you prefer to express yourself with words. Some short in-class writing, opportunities to read work, get feedback, ask questions – all in an open and supportive setting. Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor this class. To register, contact Waterford Grand at (541) 636-3329. (SAI Course)

10:30-Noon, F, Jan 20-Feb 24, Waterford Grand, 600 Waterford Way (9 hrs No charge) - Quash-Mah

Writing Our Families' Stories
What shaped your family's history? Resolve nagging barriers, develop successful writing patterns, and preserve those treasured stories. Co-sponsored by River Road Park & Rec and LCC Successful Aging Institute. To register, contact River Road Park at (541) 688-4052. (SAI Course)

1-2:30 pm, F, Feb 3-Mar 10, River Road Park, 1400 Lake Dr (9 hrs $65) - Quash-Mah

Careers & Professional Development

Encore Careers

Thanks to Sage Wealth Strategies for helping sponsor these classes.

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 Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318 or Peterson Barn at (541) 682-5521. (SAI Course)

10:30-11:30 am, Tu, Feb 7, Campbell Community Center, 155 High St (1 hr No Charge) - Brooks
10:30-11:30 am, Th, Mar 2, Peterson Barn, 870 Berntzen Rd (1 hr No Charge) - Brooks

Personal Care Aide

Thanks to Waterford Grand for helping sponsor these classes.

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

5:30-6:30 pm, Tu, Jan 17, 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 sponsor this class. For more information contact SAI at (541) 463-6262. (SAI Course)

5:30-8:30 pm, Tu/Th, Jan 31-Mar 16 DCA, Rm. TBA (40 hrs $389) - Gilad/Little/Mosman