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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Health and Wellness - Fall 2018                   

 

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Introduction to Relaxation and Meditation                                        

Tues, Wed, Thurs                                           HW183264         

9:30-10:30                          

Sept 4, 5, 6

Instructor(s): T Kulkarni

Benefits of relaxation and meditation are many, including well-being in physical, mental, psychological, emotional and spiritual realms. Quality of sleep can be developed and leads to a better day. Meditation clears the mind by providing better focus, effortless work and tremendous joy. This course will explore techniques of meditation via practical experience. Students can start or continue their own meditation practice at home or anywhere. Local groups are also available. For more information, contact the instructor anytime at 913-706-0376 or Truptikulk@yahoo.com.

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Beauty Management through the Decades                                        

Friday                                  HW183290         

9:00-10:00                          

Sept 7

Instructor(s): Robert Schmidt, MD

This course will address what men and women can do to keep looking their best over the years, examine current trends, and discuss some options to consider.

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Being Mortal Documentary                                        

Wednesday                                      HW183303         

1:00-3:00                             

Sept 12

Instructor(s): Patti Cox

If you thought you were dying, what would matter most? This course will provide a special screening of the nationally acclaimed FrontLine Documentary, "Being Mortal." This film follows Dr. Atul Gawande as he works with patients and their families as they face serious illness and end of life decisions. A group discussion with local experts in healthcare and end of life care will follow the film viewing. Students will learn how to improve communication about individual goals, values, and preferences, identify common barriers to effective conversations about end-of-life goals, describe the basic components of conversations that facilitate alignment of patient goals with the care they receive at the end of life, and identify at least two resources for advanced directive planning.

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Stroke 2018: It’s A Whole New World of Opportunity                                   

Friday                                  HW183153         

10:00-11:00                        

Sept 14

Instructor(s): Donna Doherty

This course will address stroke prevalence and facts, risk factors, types of stroke, stroke signs/symptoms, stroke treatment and time windows, as well as present photos and education on tele-neurology equipment.

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Fluids and Your Pelvic Floor                                      

Tuesday                                              HW183134         

11:30-12:30                        

Sept 18

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will present how behaviors as simple as fluid intake can affect the pelvic floor. Common complaints like leakage, use of pads or diapers daily, trouble starting a urine stream, heaviness in the pelvis and more are all related to what you drink, when you drink and how you drink. Students will learn about pelvic floor dysfunction, how it affects their health, and simple ways to eliminate or improve common urinary and bladder complaints.

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Immunotherapy and Cancer Treatment: Hype or Hope?                                              

Thursday                                            HW183291         

9:00-10:00                          

Sept 20

Instructor(s): Heather Hannon

Immunotherapy for cancer treatment is all the buzz these days, but what is immunotherapy treatment all about? This course will take a closer look at the quickly evolving role of immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer, including separating out fact from fiction. Have you wondered what the difference is between immunotherapy and traditional chemotherapy and when would someone use one vs. the other for treating cancer? Now is the time to learn more! Come join the discussion and investigate the science behind immunotherapy. Learn about the various types of immunotherapy that are currently being utilized in clinical practice both around the country and here in our very city of Richmond! In this course the specific areas in cancer treatment where immunotherapy has been successful will be identified; however, no treatment is without side-effects and limitations, and this course will also highlight the major drawbacks associated with this avenue of treatment while also discussing new strategies to help make immunotherapy more effective and applicable for all types of cancer.

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Hearing with Your Brain                                              

Thursday                                            HW183261         

2:00-3:00                             

Sept 20

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. There will be time for a question and answer session as well.

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Railroad Safety: See Tracks? Think Train!                                             

Tuesday                                              HW183247         

9:00-10:30                          

Sept 25

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

All aboard!! Register for this course to celebrate Rail Safety Week! Students will learn the answers to the following questions: Is it legal to walk down the railroad tracks? What should 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.

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Flu Shot Information: Everything You Want to Know                                     

Wednesday                                      HW183163         

12:00-1:30                          

Sept 26

Instructor(s): IVNA Nurses

The instructor, from IVNA, will discuss flu vaccines - the different types, purpose. How vaccines work will also be covered. Students will be able to ask any questions about the flu vaccine, as well as other vaccines available to the older adults. Come learn what's in a vaccine! Register separately for Flu Shots (HW059) to receive a flu shot on October 3rd.

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Stop the Bleed A                                             

Friday                                  HW183286         

9:00-11:00                          

Sept 28

Instructor(s): Kate Challis and Heather Davis

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. 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 to improve survival from active shooter events.

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Kidney Stones and Diet                                               

Tuesday                                              HW183288         

2:00-3:30                             

Oct 2

Instructor(s): Dr. Linda Massey

This course will discuss the dietary prevention of calcium oxalate kidney stones. 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.

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Flu Shots                                            

Wednesday                                      HW183059         

12:00-2:00                          

Oct 3

Instructor(s): IVNA Nurses

The IVNA will be with us once again to provide flu shots! Register for the session to be contacted with an individual appointment time. They are able to accept most insurances, Medicare or Cash/Checks for the shots. It is up to the individual to check insurance benefits/referrals for flu shots. Please contact IVNA at 804-355-7100 with any questions regarding the flu shot or payment methods.

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Stop the Diet Juggle and Restore the Balance                                   

Thursday                                            HW183299         

1:30-3:30                             

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

Instructor(s): Sherry Graves

This course will encourage students to eliminate the word “diet” from their vocabularies. The instructor will explore food balance for optimum nutrition, help students understand food labels to enhance food purchases, provide guidance on knowing when your body is out of balance, and delve into food sources not found on your dinner plate.

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Knee Pain                                          

Friday                                  HW183292         

9:00-10:00                          

Oct 5

Instructor(s): Dr. Vivek Sharma

Knee arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain. This course will discuss knee pain, how to manage knee arthritis, the role of physical therapy, and when to consider knee replacements and other treatment options.

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Fire Safety                                         

Tuesday                                              HW183282         

11:30-1:00                          

Oct 9

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by answering the following questions: What are some ways that you can keep loved ones safe? Should I have a Home Fire Escape Plan? Are smoke alarms important? What other information does your fire department want you to know to keep you and your loved ones safe? Students will learn that fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.

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Tinnitus, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Myths Debunked                                            

Thursday                                            HW183262         

12:30-1:30                          

Oct 11

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

This course will aim to answer questions about hearing loss, tinnitus and hearing aids. All the reasons why people put off doing something about their hearing will be addressed. There will be time for discussion as well.

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Seizures: Shake, Rattle and Roll                                               

Friday                                  HW183293         

10:00-11:00                        

Oct 12

Instructor(s): Kimberly Pinna

This course will cover the possible causes of a seizure and what to do if one occurs.

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Bringing Biochemistry to Life: Simple Solutions to Complex Problems                                  

Monday                                              HW183301         

12:00-1:00                          

Oct 15

Instructor(s): Robert F. Diegelmann, PhD

This course will describe how simple biochemistry has been applied to treat complex problems such as life-threatening combat casualty injuries as well as use by first responders called to mass casualty shootings and trauma. In addition, these state of the art technologies are now being used to treat gastrointestinal bleeding. Other clinical problems such as diabetic, pressure and venous stasis ulcers will also be discussed and how biochemical strategies are being used to treat these very costly and debilitating problems.

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Mystery of the Pelvic Floor                                        

Wednesday                                      HW183152         

9:30-10:30                          

Oct 17

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will present the risk and complaints of the condition called pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn why help should be sought out to decrease the incidences of people living with the common complaints of the condition. Some common complaints are urine leakage, constipation, diarrhea, painful intercourse, daily use of pads or diapers, pelvic, back and vaginal pain or pressure in the vagina. This course will benefit women who seek prevention opportunities, those who have had pelvic organ prolapse and/or pelvic organ prolapse surgery and still experience these issues and for those who are living daily with the common complaints.

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The Safe Use of Essential Oils                                   

Wednesday                                      HW183227         

11:00-12:00                        

Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14

Instructor(s): Carol Halbert

This course will explore the history of essential oils and how essential oils can promote a healthy lifestyle by using them aromatically, topically and internally. Students 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.

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Vaccine Education: They Aren't Just for Kids Anymore                                  

Friday                                  HW183283         

9:00-10:00                          

Oct 19

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?

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Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Monday                                              HW183207         

11:00-12:30                        

Oct 29

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!

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Brain Injuries: When is a Head Injury an Emergency?                                    

Thursday                                            HW183295         

10:00-11:00                        

Nov 1

Instructor(s): Kimberly Pinna

This course will discuss different types of head and brain injuries, review when to seek medical attention, help students understand the pathophysiology of brain trauma, and discuss post-injury head pain and post-event symptoms.

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Solutions for Stuffy Noses                                          

Thursday                                            HW183296         

9:00-10:00                          

Nov 8

Instructor(s): Robert Schmidt, MD

This course will discuss the factors that cause nasal congestion and which medical and/or surgical solutions work best to relieve the problem.

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Diabetes 101                                     

Friday                                  HW183297         

10:00-11:00                        

Nov 9

Instructor(s): Mary Richard, RN

This course will cover diabetes basics and aim to answer the following questions: What is diabetes? How is it diagnosed? How does one stay healthy with diabetes including diet, exercise and blood sugar goals?

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Nutrition and Why Food Matters                                            

Wednesday                                      HW183193         

9:30-10:30                          

Nov 14

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will cover the common sense behavioral changes and easy solutions in a way that takes out the embarrassment of discussing digestion issues. Constipation, IBS and incomplete emptying are the most common complaints women experience, and nutrition can make all the difference. Preventative or sustainable reasons will also be presented like how smart food changes will help decrease popular known health risks, like heart disease and diabetes. Pelvic health is also included with simple techniques that make food changes obtainable.

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Coping With Grief during the Holidays                                

Wednesday                                      HW183302         

12:30-2:00                          

Nov 14

Instructor(s): Patti Cox

This course will focus on grief support during the holidays and throughout the year. Students will discuss how grief can affect them emotionally, cognitively, socially, spiritually and physically. Coping mechanisms, self-care techniques and staying connected to loved ones will also be explored.

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

Thursday                                            HW183287         

1:30-2:30                             

Nov 15

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

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.

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Ergonomics and Biomechanics of Sitting: Implications for Computer Users                                         

Wednesday                                      HW183272         

10:00-11:00                        

Nov 28

Instructor(s): Dr. Priyadarshini Pattath

Using computers are an integral part of everyday life and work, with evidence in the literature suggesting that computer users are at an increased risk of neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. Preventive strategies include ergonomic positions while sitting and of work-station, and education. This session will be interactive by eliciting group dialogue. It will begin with a brief overview of the instructor’s research and a brief overview of the framework of the biomechanics of sitting. The learners will get an understanding of the symptoms of poor posture and ergonomics and will be provided with recommendations and practical advice based on evidence-based research that can be applied to their daily lives.

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Caffeine and Coffee                                      

Wednesday                                      HW183300         

1:00-2:00                             

Nov 28

Instructor(s): Dr. Linda Massey

This course will provide an overview of caffeine and coffee effects on human health. The latest research findings will be discussed.

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Stop the Bleed B                                             

Thursday                                            HW183298         

9:00-11:00                          

Dec 6

Instructor(s): Heather Davis and Kate Challis

Please register for only one session (A or B) to allow all students a chance to participate. 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 to improve survival from active shooter events.

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Balance and Aging                                          

Tuesday                                              HW183198         

10:00-11:00                        

Dec 18

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Feeling wobbly? As we age it is common to lose balance, proprioceptive awareness and pelvic mobility. Over time, postures suffer from consistent improper movement and body positions. A lot of times because of the gradual change one’s self-awareness with their posture declines and leaves them unbalanced. Students will discover simple ways to improve their balance and pelvis mobility to decrease the risk of a future fall.

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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.