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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Health and Wellness - Spring 2018                   

 

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Meditation and Mindfulness                                    

Thursday                                            HW181239         

9:00-10:00                          

Jan 4, 11, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 19, 26

Instructor(s): Chris Sullivan

This course will introduce students to the practice of meditation and mindfulness which can result in stress reduction. A regular meditation practice can improve your memory, manage your pain, strengthen your immune system, help you sleep better, and reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Each class will begin with a 30-minute meditation followed by a 20-minute discussion.

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Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Monday                                              HW181207         

9:30-11:00                          

Jan 8

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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Memory Loss: What Everyone Needs to Know                                 

Tuesday                                              HW181251         

9:30-10:30                          

Jan 9, 16, 23

Instructor(s): Tina Thomas

This course will explore normal age-related memory changes, forgetfulness, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, health habits for your brain and body and ten ways to love your brain.

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Fluid Intake and Your Pelvic Floor                                          

Tuesday                                              HW181134         

11:30-12:30                        

Jan 9

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Learn how important what we drink and how much we drink affects the function of our pelvic floor. You will learn common complaints that women feel are normal, yet are not. We will discuss what pelvic floor dysfunction is, how it affects our health, and simple ways to make improvements. Common complaints women ignore are urine leakage, constipation, diarrhea, pelvic pain, back pain and usage of pads or diapers on a daily basis.

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Apps For Ears                                    

Thursday                                            HW181284         

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 11

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.

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Shoulder Pain 101                                          

Friday                                  HW181188         

9:00-10:00                          

Jan 12

Instructor(s): N. Douglas Boardman III, MD

This course will discuss shoulder pain and the various treatment modalities.

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

Thursday                                            HW181153         

10:00-11:00                        

Jan 18

Instructor(s): Donna Doherty, RN

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.

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Autism: Basic Information                                          

Wednesday                                      HW181280         

12:30-2:00                          

Jan 24, 31, Feb 7

Instructor(s): Peter Mazure

This course is for the person who wants to learn more about the diagnosis of Autism and what it means. The course is not aimed at parents of people with Autism, though it may be helpful to those who have relatives or friends with the diagnosis or anyone who simply wishes to have a better understanding of this complicated and often confusing condition.

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Pain Management: More than Just Narcotics                                    

Friday                                  HW181275         

9:00-10:00                          

Feb 2

Instructor(s): Jake Howson

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

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Nutrients, Fiber and your Digestive System                                       

Tuesday                                              HW181152         

11:00-12:00                        

Feb 6

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Come hear this awareness lecture regarding using nutrition education as a preventative treatment tool for pelvic floor dysfunction and other health conditions. Learn easy ways to improve your nutrition by understanding what is in our food and preventative measures we can take to improve our digestive system. You will also learn how and why fiber is important to your health and how we can improve or prevent common health conditions just by making smart food choices.

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Hearing Aid Myths Debunked                                  

Thursday                                            HW181270         

1:30-2:30                             

Feb 8

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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Vaccine Education: They Aren't Just for Kids Anymore                                  

Friday                                  HW181283         

10:00-11:00                        

Feb 9

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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Mass Casualty Incidents: What Can We Learn from Vegas?                                        

Friday                                  HW181276         

10:00-11:00                        

Feb 16

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN and Ken Smith

In response to the 2017 tragedy in Las Vegas, this course will address the way hospitals and the community should react to a mass casualty situation. Join the Trauma Program Manager and Emergency Management Coordinator from CJW Medical Center for this presentation.

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Railroad Safety: See Tracks? Think Train!                                             

Monday                                              HW181247         

11:30-1:00                          

Feb 26

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.

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Introduction to the Safe Use of Essential Oils                                   

Tuesday                                              HW181227         

11:00-12:00                        

Feb 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 10

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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Wildfire Fire Safety: Ready, Set, Go!                                     

Monday                                              HW181282         

9:30-11:00                          

March 5

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.

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Stand Up Straight: Why Your Mother Was Right All Along                                           

Wednesday                                      HW181193         

11:30-12:30                        

March 7

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Learn why proper posture and alignment are so important for the health of your pelvic floor. Your mother always said to “stand up straight” because it looked nicer, but you will also learn why it is so important for muscle balance and function. As we age we are more likely to slouch and look toward the ground. This not only weakens our supporting muscles which can affect pelvic floor dysfunction, but also increases our risk of falls and injuries. You will learn simple quick solutions that everyone can do to correct your posture and improve your alignment.

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Hearing with Your Brain and the Effects of Untreated Hearing Loss                                        

Thursday                                            HW181261         

10:00-11:00                        

March 8

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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Blood Thinners and Trauma                                       

Friday                                  HW181277         

10:00-11:00                        

March 9

Instructor(s): Jake Howson

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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Head Injuries: I Bumped My Head Days Ago, So Why Do I Hurt Now?                                    

Friday                                  HW181278         

9:00-10:00                          

March 30

Instructor(s): Kim Pinna, BSN

This course will teach awareness tools in dealing with head injuries and what to look for even if a person’s head doesn't hurt the day they bump it.

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Foot Health: Oh My Aching Bunions                                      

Thursday                                            HW181180         

10:00-11:30                        

April 12

Instructor(s): Mitchell Waskin, DPM, and Robert Pica, DPM

April is Foot Health Awareness Month, a great time to learn how you can stay active and enjoy the spring weather in spite of foot problems. Half of all adults say foot pain has restricted activities such as walking, exercising or working, and say they would exercise and participate in more activities if it weren’t for foot pain. Some of the most common foot ailments that restrict activities are bunions and other toe deformities, heel pain, pinched nerves and Achilles tendon problems. And then there are those less than beautiful toenails that make you not want to wear sandals. Luckily these problems are usually easily treatable. Come learn about the most common foot problems that restrict activities and the latest treatments as well as tips to keep your feet healthy and prevent injuries and other problems from occurring.

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Tinnitus: Understanding the Noises in Your Ears                                             

Thursday                                            HW181262         

1:30-2:30                             

April 12

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.

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Balance and the Aging Process                                 

Tuesday                                              HW181198         

11:30-12:30                        

April 17

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Do you find that you are not as steady on your feet as you once were? Do you find yourself relying on railings, canes, walkers or other objects more than you did when you were younger? As we age it is common to lose balance and pelvic mobility. Discover simple ways to improve your balance and mobility of your pelvis in order to decrease your risk of a future fall.

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Traumatic Injuries: What Happens After You Call 911?                                 

Friday                                  HW181279         

10:00-11:00                        

April 20

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN and Rev. Jennifer Collins

This course will discuss the step-by-step process in various scenarios involving traumatic injury and the 911 call.

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Aging for Life, Ageism and Elderhood                                   

Thursday                                            HW181281         

9:00-11:00                          

April 26

Instructor(s): Dr. E. Ayn Welleford and Dr. Tracey Gendron

This course provides a taste of the larger Aging for Life curriculum. Come learn about ageism and the campaign to Disrupt Ageism! Students will dialogue on the beauty, freedom, and gifts of Elderhood and will leave enlightened and refreshed by this affirming workshop. Join our friends from the VCU Gerontology Department to learn how amazing aging can be!

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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.