Course Descriptions

Senior Programming and Elder Topics Winter Class Offerings

Living with the Aging Mind Series

Continues this Winter with 3 Offerings

This is a no-cost series, co-sponsored by Senior Programming/Lane Community College and Signature Home Health & Hospice of Eugene, and presented by Abby Gershenzon, Community; Educator of Signature Hospice

Class Dates: Wednesdays 11am to 1 pm: January 26, February 2, February 9, programs will continue to be held online.

Memory Loss 101: This education program covers differences between typical aging and dementia, what Alzheimer’s disease is and how it affects the brain, and the most common other types of dementia. You will learn about risk factors for the disease, the medications currently available to treat Alzheimer’s and other dementias, how to get a diagnosis, and what the progression looks like. January 26

Interacting With Your Loved One with Memory Loss: What are communication changes that take place during the course of this disease and how can you respond in a way that will have a positive outcome? What strategies can be used to address the sometimes challenging behaviors that can be symptoms of dementia? February 2

Caring for the Caregiver: This program deals with how to recognize and avoid the pitfalls of care partner stress. The second part of this program is a guide to care partner support throughout the disease, with specific, practical, and local resources to turn to. Ways to facilitate smooth transitions and assess living situations will be discussed, with the emphasis on keeping the care partner healthy through it all. February 9

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Financial Well Being Classes with DEVNW

The classes below are offered through DevNW, a local nonprofit dedicated to growing vibrant Northwest communities by empowering the region’s individuals, families, small businesses, and neighborhoods. With the purchase of a $75 DevNW Membership, your entire household gets one year of unlimited access of one-on-one financial counseling, foundation classes, and workshops. To register or for more information, connect with DevNW by calling 541-345-7106 or visiting

January 2022

  • Financial Foundations, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, January 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • Fundaciones Financieras (Español), Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, January 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • Homebuying Foundations, Saturday, 9am-5pm, January 8
  • Student Debt, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, January 12
  •  DIY Investing, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, January 19
  • Financial Foundations, Saturday, 9am-5pm, January 22
  • Cupones Extremos (Español), Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm, January 27

February 2022

  • Financial Foundations, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, February 1, 8, 15, and 22
  •  Wills & Advanced Directives, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, February 2
  •  Youth Financial Foundations, M, Tu, W & Th, 4-6pm, February 7, 8, 9 and 10
  •  Love and Money, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, February 9
  •  Homebuying Foundations, Saturday, 9am-5pm, February 12
  • Side Hustle, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, February 16
  •  ITIN & Impuestos (Español), Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, February 23
  • Financial Foundations, Saturday, 9am-5pm, February 26
  • Fundaciones de Comprar Vivienda (Español), Saturday, February 26

March 2022

  • Financial Foundations, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, March 1, 8, 15, and 22
  • Fundaciones Financieras (Español), Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, March 2, 9, 16 and 23
  •  Student Debt, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, March 2
  • Renting & Your Rights, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, March 9
  •  Homebuying Foundations, Saturday, 9am-5pm, March 12
  • Home Maintenance, Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm, March 16
  • Alquilando y Sus Derechos (Español), Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm, March 24
  • Financial Foundations, Saturday, 9am-5pm, March 26