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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Health and Wellness - Summer 2019

 

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Relax and Meditate                                       

Monday                                              HW192239         

9:30-10:30                          

May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): T Kulkarni

Benefits of relaxation and meditation are many, including well-being in the physical, mental, psychological, emotional and spiritual realms. Relaxation results in better quality of sleep giving better focus and more effortless work. Meditation allows regulation of the mind, allowing you to connect with your higher self or deeper dimension of consciousness and gives tremendous joy! In this course, students will learn and practice meditation that can be continued on your own at home. You can also join free group meditation at the Charter Colony clubhouse every Wednesday at 6PM. Students will also get a book which is a current bestseller and has great insights on life in general and on meditation. For more info, feel free to call or email the instructor: 913-706-0376 or Truptikulk@yahoo.com.

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Alzheimer's Disease: What Everyone Needs to Know                                   

Wednesday                                      HW192251         

12:00-1:30                          

May 8, 15, 22, 29

Instructor(s): Tina Thomas

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services. Join this course for a series of programs that provide answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do at each point along the way. This course will cover: Early, Middle and Late stage Alzheimer’s disease, developing a care plan, managing stress, communicating and connecting to maximize independence.

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Pain Management                                         

Thursday                                            HW192313         

10:00-11:00                        

May 9

Instructor(s): Rachel Bailey, RN

This course will address alternative ways to manage pain while avoiding high levels of pain medicines.

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Food for the Brain: Staying Healthy on a Fixed Income                                 

Tuesday                                              HW192318         

2:30-3:30                             

May 14, 21

Instructor(s): Amanda Griffith

Join this course to learn how to create a budget friendly, personal weekly meal plan that encompasses all of the nutrition essential for staying healthy. Plus, learn tips and tricks for foods that focus on “feeding your brain” while protecting your memory.

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Posture and Discomfort                                               

Wednesday                                      HW192134         

2:00-3:00                             

May 15

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Poor posture causes imbalances within our muscular and skeletal system. These imbalances are then signaled to us through discomfort. Come hear Mary Anne Snavely explain what good posture is and how learning proper posture can decrease these common complaints.

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Understanding and Coping with Grief                                  

Thursday                                            HW192302         

12:00-1:00                          

May 16

Instructor(s): Angie Morriss

This course will focus on understanding and coping with grief during spring holidays, such as Mother's Day, Father's Day and throughout the year. We will discuss how grief can affect us 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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Neck Pain: An Overview of Upper Cervical Disorders                                    

Friday                                  HW192314         

10:00-11:00                        

May 17

Instructor(s): Deb Burley, MS, BSN, CCRN

Your doctor may call your head and upper neck condition a craniovertebral junction abnormality or a craniocervical disorder (cranio means “skull” and cervical means “neck”). These names refer to the same group of conditions that occur at the base of the skull and the beginning of the spine. This course will offer links that connect you to deeper learning about specific aspects of these conditions.

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Leaky Bladder and More                                             

Thursday                                            HW192315         

9:00-10:00                          

May 23

Instructor(s): Ramzi Aboujaoude, MD

This course will cover issues some women face, such as: leaky bladder, pelvic organ prolapse and fecal incontinence.

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Safe Driving and Medical Conditions                                     

Thursday                                            HW192316         

10:00-11:00                        

May 23

Instructor(s): Rachel Bailey, RN

This course will introduce ways to ensure your safety before you hit the road! As experienced drivers age, changes in vision, reaction time, and/or medical conditions may cause them to drive less safely. Sometimes these changes happen so slowly that drivers may not even be aware that their skills have declined.

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Intro to Reiki: The Gentle Healing Art                                   

Thursday                                            HW192321         

1:30-3:00                             

May 30

Instructor(s): Jo Fletcher

This course will introduce students to the practice of Reiki, a healing art from Japan. As part of the "complementary medicine" family, it is currently being used in hospitals, clinics and spas throughout the world. What Reiki is and what it can offer will be presented. A basic explanation of the body's energy systems as well as will also be provided. Reiki is easily learned and can benefit people of all ages. Many people learn Reiki to reduce stress, maintain a positive attitude and improve overall well-being for themselves or their family members.

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Common Foot Problems                                             

Tuesday                                              HW192180         

11:30-1:00                          

June 4

Instructor(s): Alexander Mount, DPM

A podiatrist is a doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. This course will focus on the most common foot problems that bring people to the foot doctor and the treatment options available.

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Stop the Bleed                                 

Thursday                                            HW192286         

10:00-12:00                        

June 6

Instructor(s): Rachel Bailey, RN

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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Pelvic Floor Health and Your Spine                                        

Wednesday                                      HW192152         

2:30-3:30                             

June 12

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Did you know that the curve of your spine impacts your pelvic floor? Come hear Mary Anne Snavely lecture about why women who have a curvature of the spine tend to experience pelvic issues like urinary or bowel frequency, urgency or leakage. They may also have instances of urinary or bowel retention (inability to start their urine stream or constipation).

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Strokes Today: Emerging New Treatments                                         

Thursday                                            HW192153         

10:00-11:00                        

June 13

Instructor(s): Deb Burley, MS, BSN, CCRN

This course will cover the signs, symptoms, emerging new treatments and recovery of stroke.

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Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Monday                                              HW192207         

11:30-12:30                        

June 17

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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Blood Thinners and Trauma                                       

Thursday                                            HW192277         

10:00-11:00                        

June 20

Instructor(s): Rachel Bailey, RN

What should people do if they’re are on blood thinners and are injured? This course will answer this question and educate students on the relationship between blood thinners and traumatic injury.

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Active Bystanders in an Emergency                                        

Wednesday                                      HW192320         

1:00-3:00                             

June 26

Instructor(s): Jessica Robison

You are the help until help arrives. This course will teach participants how to be an active bystander in an emergency situation. This training provides everyone with the capability to act with purpose and save lives through learning how to effectively communicate with 911, evaluating scene safety, controlling bleeding, positioning victims and providing comfort. Students will also learn about the reactions they may experience during an emergency as an active bystander.

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Introduction to Music Therapy                                 

Thursday                                            HW192319         

1:00-2:30                             

June 27

Instructor(s): Amanda Griffith

You don’t have to be a professionally-trained musician to appreciate the feeling you get when you hear your favorite song. Music has the ability to take us back in time, to evoke memories and feelings from the past. Hearing a tune you love can offer comfort and cheer during times of sadness, and can even turn a bad mood around almost instantly. The aging population can experience a variety of age-related changes to their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Join us to discover why music therapy for seniors and their caregivers can be so beneficial.

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Railroad Safety: See Tracks? Think Train!                                             

Tuesday                                              HW192247         

9:30-10:30                          

July 9

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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Functional Human Movement                                 

Wednesday                                      HW192193         

2:30-3:30                             

July 10

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Do you notice that your body feels fine until you go up the stairs? That your hip tends to crack every time you get up out of a chair? Certain activities and movements can be causing you discomfort or pain. Come learn more about functional movement and functional movement screenings.

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The Safe Use of Essential Oils                                   

Thursday                                            HW192227         

10:30-11:30                        

July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8

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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Neuropathic Pain                                           

Thursday                                            HW192317         

10:00-11:00                        

July 18

Instructor(s): Deb Burley, MS, BSN, CCRN

Pain usually occurs when the nerves relay a pain signal following an injury or damage somewhere in the body. Neuropathic pain—also called nerve pain—is different, resulting from damage to the nerves themselves.

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ADHD Challenges and Solutions                                              

Tuesday                                              HW192322         

9:30-11:30                          

July 23

Instructor(s): Debbie Bowie

ADHD is a neurobiological disorder that affects a person's ability to focus, manage time, initiate and sustain action, and complete tasks. Students in this course will learn: how ADHD shows up, brain challenges that underlie ADHD, the AEC model for addressing ADHD with curiosity, understanding and acceptance, and what works to manage ADHD. This is a great informational course for people who either have ADHD or have family members with the disorder.

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Tai Chi Demonstration and Overview                                    

Tuesday                                              HW192238         

12:00-1:00                          

July 23

Instructor(s): Damir Strmel

Tai Chi can be many things. It is a walking meditation; a means of understanding the range and limits of the body; an activity for the improvement of balance, mental focus, and breathing; a stress reducer; and, a beautiful art form. Join the LLI Tai Chi Intstructor for a brief overview of Tai Chi, as well as a demonstration from the continuing Tai Chi students.

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Balance and Aging                                          

Wednesday                                      HW192198         

2:00-3:00                             

Aug 14

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Are you noticing that you wobble? As we age the feeling of being unstable or fear of falling can increase as our proprioceptive awareness and balance declines. Over time our posture suffers from consistent improper movement and body positions. This improper movement over time affects one's self-awareness with their posture and leaves them unbalanced. Come hear simple ways to improve your balance and mobility to decrease your risk of falling.

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Being Mortal Documentary                                        

Wednesday                                      HW192303         

10:30-12:00                        

Aug 21

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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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.