Course Descriptions

Course Offerings


Spring 2020

Spring Term Classes - Canceled. Please check back for updates.

Please monitor the COVID-19 page for all updates.


Become a Senior Companion!happy ladies

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 Campbell Center at (541) 682-5318.

Th. April 23 ∣ 10– 11 am ∣ No charge∣ Campbell Community Center ∣155 High Street ∣ Clairmont

M· May 18 ∣10-11 am ∣ No charge ∣ Campbell Community Center ∣155 High Street∣ Eiler-Mough

Driver Training

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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.

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 Senior Programming. Pre-registration required. For dates, times and locations, contact 541-682-4103 or email livingwell@lcog.org. - 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 devNW.org.

Advanced Directive Gap: Special Instructions for Cognitive Impairment 

Do you, your spouse or parents have an Advanced Care Directive? Did you know it only covers certain situations? “Have you been putting off completion of a directive because you have questions?” In this two-part workshop, we will explore the uses and limits of the standard form and we will consider ethical and quality-of-life issues in cases of cognitive impairment.  Each participant will then draft a custom special instruction that reflects his or her own values and wishes for care in situations not covered by the standard form.  

W · May 6 - May 13 ∣ 6 -8pm ∣ No charge ∣ Mary Spilde Center ∣Rm TBD∣ Fabiano

Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers/Family Members - Late Stage

In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. In this two-part series, you’ll hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and ways to engage in meaningful connections.

Part 1: We will explore late-stage symptoms, and provide ideas and strategies for communicating, spending time together and providing care for the person with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia.

Part 2: explores resources available for providing the care and services for the range of needs seen in the late stage of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

W · May 13 –May 20 ∣ 1-3 pm ∣ No charge ∣ Mary Spilde Center ∣Rm TBD ∣ Reilly

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Learn how to develop habits for living a healthy lifestyle.  Studies have shown that proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life

W · May 27 ∣ 1-3 pm ∣ No charge ∣ Mary Spilde Center ∣ Rm TBD ∣ Reilly

Presented by OSU Master Gardeners: Garden Without Limits

Garden without limits! Adaptive gardening and container gardening offer great opportunities to continue to keep on going as we age, or deal with various physical limitations. Learn how to adapt the tools you already have to plant more easily. Garden smarter not harder!

M · Jan 6-Feb 24 ∣10-noon ∣ No charge ∣ Mary Spilde Center ∣ Rm 105 ∣ OSU Master Gardeners

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.

Tu· Apr 7 – June 9 ∣ 10 am-noon ∣ $100 per family ∣ Good Samaritan Society ∣ 3500 Hilyard St ∣ Martin

New! Passport to Retirement

Explore “How-To” strategies for a more comfortable retirement. Get informed about the complexities facing your retirement and gain confidence in your financial decision making. Topics include how to calculate monthly costs of retirement, Medicare planning, and how to choose investments in retirement. We’ll give special focus to taxes, estate planning, and Social Security. Ample time for questions and answers in this two-session seminar. Substantive workbook reader is yours to keep.

Th | Apr 2–Apr 9 | 6–9pm | $35 Single, $59 Paired | Mary Spilde Center | Room 310 | Coffee and Sanders

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.

W · Apr.1- May 20 ∣ 11-12 pm ∣ $79 ∣ Mary Spilde Center ∣ Rm TBD ∣ Tucker