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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Health and Wellness - Fall 2017                   

 

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Introduction to Relaxation and Meditation                                    

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday                               HW173264        

1:00-2:00                         

Sept 6, 7, 8

Instructor(s): T Kulkarni

Come and learn to relax and meditate. Why? It can benefit the physical, mental, psychological, emotional and spiritual realms. A better quality of sleep can lead to a better day. Meditation clears the mind giving you better focus, effortless work and tremendous joy as you are able to connect with your deepest self. In this three-day class you will learn Meditation techniques, each day learning a new technique which builds on the previous day’s lesson. Classes will include a brief video and practical meditation experience. After completion of this course, you will have an opportunity to continue practicing mediation by yourself and/or with a group (at Charter Colony in Midlothian and at Heartfulness Meditation Center at 2230 E. Parham Road Richmond) and will be able to give relaxation to friends and family.

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Probiotics: the Importance of Your Personal Ecosystem                                          

Monday                                         HW173241        

9:30-11:30                       

Sept 11

Instructor(s): Francine Kerber, MS, RD, CDE

Why are each of our human bodies now considered an Ecosystem? It has to do with the Human Microbiota. We will explore some of the various known gut Microbes and the relationship our body has with them. We will learn how to promote a desirable personal habitat with various sources of probiotics and prebiotics. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions, and we will look at some commonly found items in grocery stores.

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My Aching Back                                          

Wednesday                                   HW173268        

1:00-2:00                         

Sept 13

Instructor(s): Deborah W. Marchese, PT, DPT, OCS

In this course, students will learn about issues that lead up to back pain, ways to prevent it’s occurrence, and what to do when we get back pain. There will be a brief anatomy lesson as well as postural education. The instructor will also share what happens to our backs with aging and present the latest research on effective physical therapy treatments. Educational materials regarding the ergonomics of your home computer station will be discussed.

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Making Healthy Food Choices and Healthy Eating                                       

Friday                               HW173274        

1:30-2:30                         

Sept 15

Instructor(s): Shannon Hernandez

Do you find yourself eating things you know you shouldn’t be eating? Do you have questions about what is healthy and what is not good for you these days? This course will cover different aspects of eating healthy and making healthy food choices to manage weight.

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Ergonomics and Biomechanics of Sitting: Implications for Computer Users                                      

Monday                                         HW173272        

9:30-10:30                       

Sept 18

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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Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils                                

Tuesday                                         HW173227        

9:30-10:30                       

Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17

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.

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Hearing Screenings                                    

Thursday                                       HW173026        

9:00-4:00                         

Sept 21

Instructor(s): Thomas Casey

Thom Casey will be at the Lifelong Learning Institute to provide free pure tone hearing screening in his mobile test van with sound treated test booth. Advanced Hearing Specialists provides quality, convenient hearing healthcare and will be onsite with portable, state-of-the-art audio equipment.  Your hearing evaluation can be done in privacy right here at LLI!  You will be contacted by the LLI Office after registration with the appointment time for your hearing test.

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Why Didn't Someone Tell Me?                                          

Friday                               HW173134        

11:00-12:00                     

Sept 22

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This is an informative awareness lecture designed to draw awareness and educate women regarding a condition called pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Discussion of how PFD affects your health, what to expect from the condition and what you can do to help yourself. Common complaints women ignore are urine leakage, constipation, diarrhea, painful intercourse, vaginal and pelvic pain, back pain, daily use of pads and even adult diapers. Women may consider these changes "normal" to their daily behavior as they age or from childbirth. It is imperative the message gets out that this is "not normal". Due to the embarrassing complaints and symptoms, most women don't seek help.

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Foot Health and Fall Prevention: A Balancing Act                                        

Friday                               HW173180        

1:00-2:30                         

Sept 22

Instructor(s): Mitchell Waskin, DPM, and Katherine Cannon, MSPT

Foot pain and conditions such as bunions, diabetes, and arthritis can lead to reduced activity in the aging. Over time, a reduction in strength and balance occurs. Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions and injury deaths among older adults. September 22-28 is Fall Prevention Awareness Week this year. Come learn about the link between foot health and falls as you age, and what you can do now to stay fit and reduce your risk of falling.

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Railroad Safety: See Tracks? Think Train!                                        

Monday                                         HW173247        

9:30-11:00                       

Sept 25

Instructor(s): Kimberly Rideout

All aboard!! Come celebrate Rail Safety Week and learn how to be safe around the rails. You will learn answers to the following questions: Is it legal to walk down the railroad tracks? What should you do if your vehicle stalls 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? Fire and Life Safety Educators from Chesterfield Fire & EMS and Authorized Volunteer with Operation Lifesaver will be presenting the program. 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                                   HW173163        

12:00-1:30                       

Sept 27

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 4th.

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Cancer and Your Genes: Are You At Risk?                                       

Friday                               HW173190        

10:00-11:00                     

Sept 29

Instructor(s): Heather Hannon, RN, MSN, CBCN, OCN, ANP-BC

Calling all science nerds or anyone who is just plain curious! Have you ever wondered what causes cancer? And what exactly is a gene mutation anyway? Do you have more than one family member who has been diagnosed with cancer, and do you worry cancer might run in your family? Have you ever asked yourself, “Is there anything I can do to help decrease my chances of developing cancer?” If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this class is definitely for you! Come learn some fascinating science and discover whether you are at an increased risk for hereditary cancer and what you can do to strengthen your own health.

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Fire and Fall Prevention                                          

Monday                                         HW173207        

11:30-1:00                       

Oct 2

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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Flu Shots                                        

Wednesday                                   HW173059        

12:00-2:00                       

Oct 4

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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Hearing with Your Brain and the Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss                                    

Thursday                                       HW173261        

1:30-2:30                         

Oct 5

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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Legacy Building in the Modern Era                                      

Friday                               HW173221        

9:00-10:00                       

Oct 13

Instructor(s): Dr. David Buxton and Taylor Vest, MSW Intern

Please join Dr. David Buxton and Taylor Vest from the Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Palliative Care team as they present on Palliative Care. This course will cover Social Media as it relates to legacy building and answer the questions: “How do we use social media in the setting of chronic illness and aging?” and “What do I need to know?” Come learn about building a legacy in this day and age!

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Advance Care Planning                             

Friday                               HW173222        

9:00-10:00                       

Oct 20

Instructor(s): Sarah Rohrer, LCSW and Amy Foster, NP

Please join Sarah Rohrer, LCSW and Amy Foster, NP from the Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Palliative Care team as they present on Advance Care Planning. Have you ever wondered: “What do I need to know about advance care planning and healthcare decision making?” or “What forms are important?” This course will aim to help students start conversations with loved ones about healthcare decision making.

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Reading Food Labels and the Insanity of It All                                

Wednesday                                   HW173267        

9:00-10:00                       

Oct 25

Instructor(s): Sherry Graves

Even with recent changes, food labels are bewildering beasts to decipher. The various parts of the food label will be identified as well as what that information means to an individual's food choice. Students are asked to bring labels from products in their homes for review. Additional labels will be made available by the instructor.

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Aromatherapy and More                                        

Wednesday                                   HW173266        

1:00-2:30                         

Oct 25, Nov 1

Instructor(s): Pamela Grottanelli

Come out and explore with CareMore! Learn more about the practice of using natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.

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Nutrition and Why Food Matters                                       

Thursday                                       HW173152        

12:00-1:00                       

Oct 26

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Come hear this awareness lecture regarding bridging the gap of medicine and nutrition education as a preventative treatment tool for pelvic floor dysfunction and other health conditions. Pelvic Health System has successfully accomplished an easy method by changing the message most hear regarding nutrition. The PFN™ solution deletes promotion of dieting methods which we know 95% fail and focuses on fiber increase, portion control, what’s in the food and how to buy food, decreasing complicated food changes. Enjoy hearing underlying preventative or sustainable reasons smart food changes will help decrease popular known health risks, like heart disease and diabetes.  This includes pelvic health with simple techniques that make sense to make food changes obtainable.

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Assistive Technology for The Hearing Impaired                              

Thursday                                       HW173269        

2:00-3:00                         

Oct 26

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

Various assistive devices will be discussed and demonstrated during this seminar. These will include items that can work for those with or without hearing aids. Topics will include devices for telephones (landline and cellphone), televisions, iPhone and android apps, and alarm/alerting systems. Many items are free to those qualified or with a documented hearing loss. This course will include presentations of products from Debbie Thompson with Clear Captions and Gary Talley with VDDHH (Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing).

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Neck Pain and Headaches: How to Reduce Pain through Therapy                                       

Friday                               HW173143        

9:00-10:00                       

Nov 3

Instructor(s): Lori Blair

As we age most of us will experience some form of neck pain and resultant headaches, which results in loss of function.  The evidence is strong that physical therapy consisting of manual therapy and exercises can help to alleviate pain and restore function.

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Healthy Eating: Wellness and You                                       

Tuesday                                         HW173265        

9:30-11:00                       

Nov 7, 14

Instructor(s): Frances Elwood

CareMore knows the benefit of improving the patient as a whole. This course, taught by CareMore’s Registered Dietitian, will help students manage their conditions and provide them with the information to shop for food and cook for their family of one or more.

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Posture and Alignment for the Pelvic Floor                                     

Wednesday                                   HW173193        

11:30-12:30                     

Nov 15

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Learn why proper posture and alignment is so important for the health of your pelvic floor. As we age we are more likely to slouch and look toward the ground, which puts us at a greater risk of weak muscles increasing the risk of dysfunction. Come learn simple quick solutions to correcting posture and improving your alignment which will improve your quality of life.

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Aortic Stenosis: Natural History, Management and Current Strategies                              

Thursday                                       HW173263        

9:00-10:00                       

Nov 16

Instructor(s): Dr. Jaspreet Singh

Aortic stenosis is one of the most common and most serious valve disease problems resulting in narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement has revolutionized the treatment of aortic stenosis. This procedure is for people who have been diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis and are at an intermediate or high risk for open heart surgery.

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Shoulder Pain: Reaching for Painfree Motion                                 

Friday                               HW173175        

9:00-10:00                       

Nov 17

Instructor(s): Lori Blair

This class will review the following: the anatomy and function of the of the shoulder; common direct problems causing shoulder pain; common indirect problems causing shoulder pain; changes in our shoulder as we age; preventive suggestions to avoid shoulder issues; common surgeries for shoulder pain; and general exercises to promote pain-free motion.

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My Aching Hip!                             

Friday                               HW173273        

9:00-10:00                       

Dec 1

Instructor(s): Lori Blair

The course would discuss the anatomy and function of the hip and sources of hip pain, such as labral tears, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle weakness, muscle tightness, nerve injuries and fractures. It will also cover differential diagnosis of the hip. Could the pain be from someplace else? Maybe it’s coming from the lumbar/Sacral, a nerve entrapment, hernias, urological/gynecological problems, vascular, or buttock piriformis pain. The instructor will also cover common functional problems that hip problems create. She will also discuss gait balance disorders with hip problem and imaging for hip problems, discuss treatment of the hip utilizing physical therapy (manual therapy and exercise or surgical intervention) and the road to recovery!!!

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?                                

Tuesday                                         HW173271        

10:00-11:30                     

Dec 5

Instructor(s): Dr. James McKenney

This course will give an update on Alzheimer’s Disease, what causes it, how it is currently treated, and how it affects patients and their families. It will explore Dr. Alzheimer’s first patient with what he called a disease of forgetfulness in 1901 and how what he learned back then is now the focus of new treatments which are showing an ability to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. It will explore what we currently understand to be happening in the brain of affected patients and just how these changes produce the symptoms of the disease. Finally, it will review current treatment options that can delay and diminish the disease but importantly what treatment may be on the horizon from the research arena. At the end, we will answer the question: Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

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Hearing Aid Myths Debunked                                

Thursday                                       HW173270        

11:30-12:30                     

Dec 7

Instructor(s): Debra Ogilvie

This course will address and answer over 20 hearing aid myths. All the information can be applied to most any hearing aid center in Virginia. There will be time for questions, if they haven’t been answered in the presentation!

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Balance Basics                              

Thursday                                       HW173198        

11:30-12:30                     

Dec 14

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

As we age, loss of balance and pelvic mobility is a common occurrence. Discover simple ways to improve your balance and mobility of your pelvis in order to decrease your risk of a future fall. Increasing the mobility in your pelvis will help increase your ability to stand and walk in a neutral posture, which, in turn, will help keep you balanced.

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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.