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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Health and Wellness - Spring 2019

 

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Understanding Diabetes                                             

Friday                                  HW191297         

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 4

Instructor(s): Amar Shah, MD

This course will cover topics from diagnosis, signs/symptoms, treatment, diet, exercise, and prevention of complications from Diabetes.

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The Safe Use of Essential Oils                                   

Thursday                                            HW191227         

10:30-11:30                        

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7

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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Gall Bladder Disease: The Signs, Symptoms and Options                                             

Friday                                  HW191304         

9:00-10:00                          

Jan 11

Instructor(s): Katherine Trahan, MD

Indigestion? Heartburn? Pain after that cheesecake? Gallbladder disease is more common than most people know. Could this be the cause of my symptoms? How common is biliary disease? Why does it happen? What things trigger it? What can you do about it? Dr. Trahan will walk you through one of the most common surgical issues affecting Americans!

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A Matter of Balance                                      

Friday                                  HW191312         

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 11, 25, March 1, April 12, 26, May 3

Instructor(s): Rachel Bailey, RN and Chantalle Hilliard, RN

This course is a structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Students will learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Starting in the third class, the instructors will encourage the students to participate in some practical exercises. Please wear appropriate footwear.

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Being Mortal Documentary                                        

Wednesday                                      HW191303         

10:30-12:30                        

Jan 16

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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Pelvic Floor Health                                        

Tuesday                                              HW191198         

1:00-2:00                             

Jan 22

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Leakage? Just Kegel. Urgency? Just Kegel. Frequency? Just Kegel. The real question is, is it working for you? As women we hear the words “just kegel” as a solution to urinary issues, but kegeling doesn’t always resolve our problems. In this awareness lecture you will hear Mary Anne Snavely discuss why kegeling is part of the answer for some women but can worsen complaints for others. Dysfunctioning of the pelvic floor muscles due to daily habits (e.g., holding urine too long, going to the bathroom too often, not drinking enough, drinking too much) causes the bladder muscle to work incorrectly, losing its ability to control continence.

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Women Wellness and Vitality                                 

Tuesday                                              HW191310         

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 29

Instructor(s): Nathan Guerette, MD

How do you want to live as you age? We will discuss common issues women face as they age particularly in reference to pelvic function as well as new strategies and therapies available to combat these issues and continue to live a fulfilling, vital life.

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Tinnitus, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Myths Debunked                                            

Thursday                                            HW191262         

11:30-12:30                        

Jan 31

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

Over 50 million Americans have Tinnitus (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." Get the real facts about tinnitus and the latest available options that are effective in reducing and managing the annoyance and disturbance of these sounds.

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Knee Pain                                          

Friday                                  HW191292         

9:00-10:00                          

Feb 1

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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Kidney Stones and Diet                                               

Wednesday                                      HW191288         

1:00-2:00                             

Feb 6

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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Stop the Diet Juggle and Restore the Balance                                   

Thursday                                            HW191299         

9:30-11:30                          

Feb 21, 28, March 7

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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Strokes Today: It’s a Whole New World of Opportunity                                               

Friday                                  HW191153         

10:00-11:00                        

Feb 22

Instructor(s): Donna Doherty

This course will present the prevalence and risk factors for stroke, stroke treatment options, and what being a Comprehensive and Primary stroke center means.

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Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Monday                                              HW191207         

11:30-12:30                        

Feb 25

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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Posture and Alignment                                

Wednesday                                      HW191152         

2:00-3:00                             

Feb 27

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Have you ever considered that your posture may be affecting your health? You will be surprised to learn how technology, surgeries, exercise and other common daily activities change your posture over time leading to health-related problems. This lecture is designed to help encourage self-advocacy by understanding the importance of your skeletal system and how your body moves. Hear Mary Anne discuss the importance of personal body awareness and knowing the difference between correct and incorrect movement.

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Caffeine and Coffee                                      

Tuesday                                              HW191300         

1:00-2:00                             

March 5

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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Intestinal Health: Your “Gut” May be Talking to You!                                   

Tuesday                                              HW191134         

1:00-2:00                             

March 12

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will enlighten you regarding the under-recognized issues women rarely discuss regarding the bowels. Deceptive food packaging, fad diets, sugar-free and low calories diets, laxatives and stool softeners aren’t working. This issue is not a new issue, but it is under-discussed. You will hear Mary Anne discuss how easy food habit changes lead to huge success to gain control of these issues that women are accepting as normal.

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Cardiovascular Disease: Do I Have It?                                    

Thursday                                            HW191305         

9:00-10:00                          

March 14

Instructor(s): Danielle Warren, FNP-BC

This course will provide a review of today's statistics, risk factors, testing and treatments for cardiovascular disease.

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Colon Cancer: What Is the Best Screening Option For You?                                        

Friday                                  HW191307         

9:00-10:00                          

March 15

Instructor(s): Mohit Jindal, MD

This course will include an overview of the types of testing for Colon Cancer, and what each does or does not do. Which options are best for the individual person based on family history? If time allows, the preparation for a colonoscopy and why it is important will also be covered.

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Day Tripping: Outdoor Medicine and How to Handle the Trip                                   

Friday                                  HW191306         

10:30-11:30                        

March 15, April 12

Instructor(s): Carl "Stoney" Stone

This course will address how to maximize trip planning, how to recover from a “trip” with scraped up knees, and present information on how to pack your pack (back or fanny) to maximize the fun and safety in the great outdoors! Students will learn about “2 is 1 and 1 is none.” When the pavement ends, the fun begins! Come learn about what outdoor medicine can offer as well as basic first aid with an outdoor expert and wilderness EMT from UOU Outdoors.

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Foot Health: Fit and Fabulous                                   

Tuesday                                              HW191180         

11:00-12:30                        

March 19

Instructor(s): Sagar Shah, DPM

Painful feet can affect your overall well-being, including your ability to stay fit and participate in sports and other activities as you age. Learn about common ailments that affect your feet such as generalized foot pain, heel pain, muscle cramps, bunions, hammertoes, bone spurs, foot and leg swelling, arthritic foot pain, numbness and tingling, and how to treat them. Also learn how low impact exercises help you maintain a healthy body weight; how to prevent falls; what to do if you injure your foot; what proper shoes are and what can happen when you wear the wrong shoes.

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Fasting Food                                     

Tuesday                                              HW191308         

1:00-2:00                             

March 26

Instructor(s): Dr. Linda Massey

This course will discuss normal digestion and absorption when eating regularly as well as what happens in the gut, body and mind when meals are skipped. Various patterns of fasting will be presented.

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Aquatic Exercise Benefits and Safety                                    

Wednesday                                      HW191289         

10:00-11:00                        

March 27

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!

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Hearing with Your Brain                                              

Thursday                                            HW191261         

10:00-11:00                        

March 28

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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Vaccine Education: They Aren't Just for Kids Anymore                                  

Friday                                  HW191283         

10:00-11:00                        

March 29

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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Healthy Eating Common Misconceptions                                            

Wednesday                                      HW191193         

2:00-3:00                             

April 10

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will enlighten you regarding deceptive and confusing marketing strategies that make it difficult to know if you could be eating foods that are harmful to your health.  Mary Anne will share a few tidbits that help with simplifying this confusion and offer suggestions to know how to seek healthier options of foods you enjoy.

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Advance Care Planning and Its Importance                                         

Tuesday                                              HW191311         

12:30-2:00                          

April 16

Instructor(s): Tracy Taliaferro, JD, RRT, RPFT

This course will discuss the importance of Advance Care Planning and will discuss wills, medical advance directives, durable power of attorney, guardianship and other legal documents.

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Aquatic Therapy and Fitness Training                                    

Thursday                                            HW191309         

10:00-11:00                        

April 18

Instructor(s): Lindsay Fox, PT, MPT

Learn about the benefits of aquatic exercise! We will discuss the principles of aquatic therapy and how to progress to aquatic fitness for continued benefit and the ability to exercise safely with less force on the joints. Find out what conditions can be treated in the pool and any reasons you should not get in the water. Bring your questions!

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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.