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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Health and Wellness - Summer 2017                   


Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Relaxation and Meditation                                        

Wednesday                                      HW172239         


May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): T Kulkarni

Medical studies have shown that relaxation and meditation is a simple, effective and proactive approach to improve health including sleep, immunity, heart health, and peace of mind. It can also reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Join this class to experience self-love, inner peace control, calm and contentment with a non-religious, silent, heart-centered meditation practice. Think you can't calm your mind?  This class will show you that you can! Students will reconnect with themselves to relax, restore and recharge.


Brain Boost: Tips to Keep Your Mind Active and Memory Strong                                              

Wednesday                                      HW172255         


May 3

Instructor(s): Kaitlyn Baumann, Leah Reed and Marika Emanuel

This course will explore techniques to enhance your memory, smartphone apps that can remind you to take medications or leave for appointments, the relationship between physical activity and mental health, and the evidence-based health benefits of stimulating your mind through lifelong learning. This course was specifically designed for the LLI community based on interviews and survey results from members, and will be taught by three occupational therapy (OT) students in their final year of graduate school at VCU. Students are encouraged to bring their smartphones to class!


Zika Update                                      

Friday                                  HW172254         


May 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Chris Manipula

Summer is upon us and that means mosquitoes! Come hear the latest on the Zika Virus from Dr. Christopher Manipula from Virginia Complete Care for Women. Learn the latest information on the Zika Virus and how to protect yourself this summer.


Essential Oils for a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle                                              

Tuesday                                              HW172227         


May 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Carol Halbert

This class will explore the history of essential oils and how essential oils can promote a healthy lifestyle by using them aromatically, topically and internally. We will also explore the chemical-free products that can be homemade using essential oils and also cooking with essential oils. One class will be devoted to being fabulous over 50.


Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Tuesday                                              HW172207         


May 9

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

Remembering When:  A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults.  Remembering When is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention - developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states.


Shake the Salt Habit: Healthy Habits for Adults                                               

Friday                                  HW172258         


May 12

Instructor(s): Linda Rubin

Join this class to discover the benefits of limiting salt in your diet.  Learn how foods high in salt sneak into our diet and effective ways to reduce them, without sacrificing flavor!


Organization and Design                                             

Tuesday                                              HW172252         


May 16, 23

Instructor(s): Marianne Matocha

Sign up for this course to learn about some tips for managing your daily living and having things placed on purpose, while keeping things organized. Seniors, in particular, need to be able to easily access their items and have the space functional due to each person's particular needs. This makes one's environment more manageable and helps to bring organization and more safety into the home. It is important to overall health to have the living area be a pleasant area. It is also important that space be free of clutter and enjoyable so that one is able to focus on family visiting, friends or a hobby of interest!


Aging in Place at Home: A Proactive Approach                                 

Wednesday                                      HW172250         


May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Instructor(s): Kimberly Fauerbach and Riverside PACE Staff

How is your home set up? What is your daily routine? This in-depth course will be guided by various professionals who are in the healthcare discipline. Riverside PACE has a variety of staff members on their team with years of collective experience to offer a course in staying safe at home. Most people want to remain in their own homes as they age. This course will give tips and resources from their Therapy, Social Work, Clinical and Recreation Departments. Topics will include: Fall Prevention, Financial Resources, Advanced Directives, Medication Management, Physical Activity and Socialization.


Hearing with Your Brain and the Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss                                        

Thursday                                            HW172261         


June 1

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

Brain Hearing is more than just listening with the ears; it is using the brain to process what is being heard and being aware of sound from all around. This is often damaged when there is hearing loss. If hearing loss goes untreated (choosing NOT to wear hearing aids), the effects are greater than just having to turn up the TV - this seminar will discuss how one's health and brain focus can be maintained through the use of amplification.


Increasing Fluids: Healthy Habits for Adults                                      

Friday                                  HW172259         


June 2

Instructor(s): Linda Rubin

Join this class to discover the benefits of consuming sufficient fluids. Learn more about fluid intake and the importance of staying hydrated, and tips to make healthy beverage choices!


Brain and Memory Boot Camp: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss                                          

Tuesday                                              HW172251         


June 6, 13, 20, 27

Instructor(s): Tina Thomas

This course will explore the differences between normal age related brain changes, memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We will also explore symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis prevalence, medication options, and tips for effective communication and management of dementia related behavior.


Local Food, Farmers Markets and Eating Healthy                                             

Wednesday                                      HW172257         


June 7

Instructor(s): Becky Lillywhite and Friends

Learn from several local Producers about where and how your food is grown and who grows it. Join us for a beautiful and entertaining tour via PowerPoint of these beautiful farms just a few miles west of LLI. Learn what “local” really means, as well as Certified Organic, Certified Naturally Grown and how they can benefit you. Hear from Jo Pendergraph of Manakintowne Growers in Powhatan; India Cox, manager of this summer’s new Farmers Market at Westchester Commons and owner of the Certified Organic Casselmont Farm in Powhatan; and Robert Cunningham, Goldenrod Farm in Chesterfield who raises chickens, ducks and geese. Becky will bring samples to taste with many surprising locally grown foods. Munch on a fresh green salad with feta cheese, and seasonal berries. We are at a time when "brick and mortar" is being replaced by "click and order". Learn how to shop online!


See Tracks? Think Train!                                              

Tuesday                                              HW172247         


June 13

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

The program will answer the following questions: Is it legal to walk down the railroad tracks? What will you do if you stall on the tracks? How do you stop a train if there is an emergency along the railroad track or your vehicle is stalled at a crossing? Where does Virginia rank in collisions, deaths and injuries around railroad tracks and trains? Operation Lifesaver's (OLI) mission is to end collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and along railroad rights of way. Learn more at http://www.oli.org.


Hearing and Hearing Loss                                           

Friday                                  HW172020         


July 7, 14, 21

Instructor(s): Thomas Casey

This course is a three-class series. Each class is free-standing but it would be helpful to attend the first to better understand the second and the third. The first class will be dedicated to reviewing "how we hear" and "how our hearing changes as we age". The second class will be dedicated to hearing products from Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) to the most current hearing aid technology. The third class will focus on strategies that anyone can use (hearing and hearing impaired) to improve communication.


Dump the Sugar                                              

Tuesday                                              HW172169         


July 11, 18, 25

Instructor(s): Sherry Graves

Identify and explore your personal cravings for "sweets"; write S.M.A.R.T. goals to manage the cravings; learn how to eat foods that will help reduce the cravings; find the sweetness in other parts of your life.


Virginia’s Physician Order for Scope of Treatment (POST) Program                                         

Tuesday                                              HW172256         


July 11

Instructor(s): Matthew G. Kestenbaum, MD, FAAHPM

The Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) program is a clinical process designed to facilitate communication between health care professionals and patients with a serious progressive illness. Its purpose is to ensure that critical medical decisions are informed and consistent with the individual’s values, goals of care, and preferences. The product of the process (the POST form) is a set of portable medical orders that are consistent with the individual’s values, goals of care, and preferences. The form, which is transferrable and applicable across health care settings, specifically addresses the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the desired level of medical interventions. This course will serve as a basic introduction to Virginia’s POST Program and will discuss the minimum necessary requirements to participate in the Virginia POST Collaborative.


Cardiovascular Heart Disease Prevention for Women                                   

Thursday                                            HW172253         


July 13

Instructor(s): Denise Dietz, MD

Dr. Dietz will discuss updated treatment options and prevention of Cardiovascular Heart Disease in women.


All About Dairy: Healthy Habits for Adults                                          

Friday                                  HW172260         


August 11

Instructor(s): Linda Rubin

Join this class to learn about the important nutrients in dairy and ways to incorporate low-fat and fat-free dairy products into your diet.


Tinnitus: Understanding the Noises in Your Ears                                             

Thursday                                            HW172262         


August 31

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

Over 50 million Americans have Tinnitus, which is ringing, buzzing, or other noises in the ear. The causes can be numerous and the treatments can vary from being told "there is nothing you can do" to "take this magic pill". Join this class to get the real facts about tinnitus and hear about the latest available options that are effective in reducing and managing the annoyance and disturbance of these sounds.


About Fees
Your Lifelong Learning Institute membership gives you access to all of LLI classes and trips, most without any additional costs. There are some classes and trips which require additional fees. Where there are additional fees, those fees must be paid at the time of registration. Fees can be paid by check, cash or credit card. If paying by check, please clearly indicate the classes and trips being covered.