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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Health and Wellness - Summer 2018                   


Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Stroke Education 101: Symptoms, Prevalence, Risk Factors and Treatment                                         

Friday                                  HW182153         


June 8

Instructor(s): Kimberly Pinna,BSN, SCRN

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to describe the prevalence and risk factors for stroke, be able to understand types and symptoms of stroke, and the importance of calling 911. Students will also be able to identify time sensitive treatment for stroke and finally to identify what lifestyle modifications and therapies are needed to help prevent a stroke.


Foot and Ankle Arthritis: Improving Outcomes with Advancements in Technology                                         

Thursday                                            HW182180         


June 21

Instructor(s): Robert Pica, DPM

Active adults lead active lifestyles: hiking, biking, running, walking, tennis, golf, pickle ball, yoga, Zumba, gardening. All of these activities and more require healthy feet and ankles every step of the way. Our feet alone contain more than 50 bones, about one quarter of all the bones in our bodies. They also contain more than 60 joints and 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, so it's not surprising that many problems can affect our feet. Half of all adults say foot pain has restricted their activities, such as walking, exercising or working and say they would exercise more and participate in more activities if it weren’t for their foot pain. Lean about advancements in surgical and non-surgical technologies for treating foot and ankle problems, including arthritis. These advancements mean better outcomes for patients, in many cases more quickly resuming normal activities.


Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Wednesday                                      HW182207         


June 20

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

The course is for students interested in learning more on how to prevent falls and fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has developed a free program called Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. It was developed by NFPA and the CDC to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. Remembering When is centered around 16 key safety messages: eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention. Come ready to learn and ask questions!


Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils                                   

Tuesday                                              HW182227         


May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19

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, and by popular demand, one class will cover the oils of the Bible.


Railroad Safety: See Tracks? Think Train!                                             

Wednesday                                      HW182247         


May 9

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

All aboard!! This class 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.


Tinnitus: Understanding the Noises in Your Ears                                             

Thursday                                            HW182262         


June 14

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.


Wildfire Fire Safety: Ready, Set, Go!                                     

Wednesday                                      HW182282         


June 6

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program, managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), seeks to develop and improve the dialogue between fire departments and the residents they serve. The program helps fire departments to teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas – and the wildland-urban interface – how to best prepare themselves and their properties against fire threats.


Vaccine Education: They Aren't Just for Kids Anymore                                  

Friday                                  HW182283         


July 13

Instructor(s): Christy Gray

Vaccines are one of public health’s greatest achievements. They prevent resurgence of disease from domestic and international exposure and provide protection not only to individuals who receive the vaccine but to entire communities including those unable to be vaccinated. Vaccines are also cost effective as it's cheaper to prevent than treat a disease. You may not realize that you need vaccines throughout your life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Are you playing a different role now (grandparent) which may impact which vaccines you should get to protect those around you (precious grandbabies)? Are you traveling to a new destination that may require a vaccination to a disease not found in Virginia? Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available. The Virginia Department of Health is offering this course to discuss what vaccines are, how they work, and why they are important. You will also learn what vaccines you may need and resources you can use to help you learn more. Vaccines aren't just for kids anymore. Are you covered?


Apps For Ears                                    

Thursday                                            HW182284         


July 26

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

Learn ways to use your smart phone or tablet to do a variety of things related to your ears and hearing – including managing your tinnitus, enhancing your hearing, controlling your hearing aids, and/or protecting your hearing. Bring your phone or tablet, although not everything will be downloaded in class; written information will be provided to take with you for future reference. Most recommended apps are free to download and use.


Skin Cancer Screenings: What to Know and When to Know It                                    

Thursday                                            HW182285         


May 3

Instructor(s): Dr. Robert Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt will discuss the A, B, C, D’s and E's of Melanoma in this course. Students will learn the basic characteristics of other kinds of skin cancers, what skin cancer does NOT look like, who gets skin cancer, who can treat skin cancer and what is Mohs surgery.


Stop the Bleed                                 

Thursday                                            HW182286         


May 24

Instructor(s): Kate Challis

If someone were injured and bleeding profusely in front of you, would you know what to do? Most don't know how to control blood loss. We want our community to be informed! That's why Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals offer a blood control training class perfect for civilians and first responders. During this course, evidence-based, life-saving, bleeding control techniques will be shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. Called “Bleeding Control for the Injured,” this course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus, recommendations for Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.


Hearing Loss and Aids: An Overview and What's New                                  

Thursday                                            HW182287         


May 31

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

May is Better Hearing Month! Take the time to learn about hearing, hearing loss, and what's new in the technology world to help improve our hearing. A lot has changed since our Dad's hearing aids! Did you know they can be rechargeable now?! Information about Assistive Devices and hearing protection units will also be provided. There will be time for questions and answers as well.


Kidney Stones and Nutrition                                     

Tuesday                                              HW182288         


June 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Linda Massey

If you or a loved one has had calcium-containing kidney stones, come hear about dietary recommendations that can possibly reduce the risk of them recurring.


Introduction to Aquatic Exercise and Safety                                       

Wednesday                                      HW182289         


July 18

Instructor(s): Renee Samaha

This course presented by the SwimRVA wellness and safety team is designed to provide you with the knowledge needed to blend aquatic training into your lifestyle. Aquatic exercise is a great prevention and rehabilitation tool to elevate health and wellness for people of all ages and abilities. Low impact activities such as swimming, aqua jogging, shallow and deep water aqua aerobics are all used to safely help improve functional fitness, longevity, mobility, strength, balance, and joint health. The best part is: you do not have to know how to swim!


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.