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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield


Health and Wellness - Fall 2019

 

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                             

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Well-being with Meditation                                      

Tues, Wed, Thurs                                            HW193264         

9:30-10:30                          

Sept 3, 4, 5

Instructor(s): T Kulkarni

Come and learn the simple but powerful technique of silent, heart-centered, heartfulness meditation. A group gives you necessary motivation to stay on course, and a trainer's help allows you to go in-depth to your consciousness and beyond. Local, free groups are available, and information will be shared with students in this introductory course. There are free resources available in the HeartsApp and on the following websites: www.heartfulnessmagazine.com and www.heartfulness.org.

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Creating Health and Happiness Using Ancient Design Principles                               

Friday                                  HW193327         

09:00-10:00                        

Sept 6, 13, 20

Instructor(s): Aparna Patil

Vaastrushastra or Vedic Architecture is the science of creating habitable spaces that are nourishing to the occupants. The principles of Vedic Architecture follow the laws of nature and are therefore universal in context. This time-tested ancient science can be applied to any building such as a home, office, factory, retail space, hotel or an entire neighborhood. On a macroscale, Vaastushastra gives very useful pointers for zoning and orientation of buildings. On a microscale, it also provides guidance with placement of functions inside a building. This course will explore these guiding principles of Vaastushastra so that students can put them to use in homes, offices, and any other space to bring about harmony. Students will also discuss the significance of Yantras in correcting the imbalance of energies created due to Vaastu doshas.

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Blood Thinners and Trauma                                       

Thursday                                            HW193277         

10:00-11:00                        

Sept 12

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, BSN, RN

This course will present the delicate relationship between blood thinners and a traumatic experience. Did you know that trauma is the fifth leading cause of death in people over 65 years of age? This population constitutes 12.5% of the U.S. population but represents 28% of all injury fatalities, and people over 65 are less likely to be injured than young adults, but more likely to die as a result of injury. One third of all trauma health care expenditures go to care for people aged 65 and better.

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Posture and Discomfort                                               

Thursday                                            HW193134         

12:00-1:00                          

Sept 19

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

Did you know that common postures that include sitting, standing and sleeping can cause muscle imbalances if you don’t realize you have poor posture? These muscle imbalances change the way your body moves (even though it feels normal to you) which in turn changes your spine. These skeletal imbalances are then signaled to us through discomfort, pain or injury. Learn how practicing good posture can decrease these common complaints. Learn that we can change the future for younger generations and improve long term health.

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Mass Casualty Incidents and Disasters                                  

Friday                                  HW193276         

10:00-11:00                        

Sept 20

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, BSN, RN

A mass casualty incident (often shortened to MCI and sometimes called a multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) is any incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties. This course will address the way hospitals and the community should react to mass casualty situations and other disasters.

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Railroad Safety: See Tracks? Think Train!                                             

Monday                                              HW193247         

1:00-2:00                             

Sept 23

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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The Safe Use of Essential Oils                                   

Tuesday                                              HW193227         

11:00-12:00                        

Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

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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Flu Shot Information: Everything You Want to Know                                      

Wednesday                                      HW193163         

12:00-1:30                          

Sept 25

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 2nd.

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Pet Therapy in the Hospital                                       

Thursday                                            HW193324         

10:00-11:00                        

Sept 26

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, BSN, RN

Come meet CJW Medical Center's Pet Therapy dogs, Wiggles and Whitney, along with their puppy in training, Elise. This course will discuss the benefits of pet therapy when patients are in the hospital. Bring lots of hugs!

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Flu Shots                                            

Wednesday                                      HW193059         

12:00-3:00                          

Oct 2

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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Introduction to Human Trafficking                                          

Thursday                                            HW193325         

10:00-11:00                        

Oct 3

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, BSN, RN

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world today and is currently tied with the illegal arms trade, as the second largest criminal industry. This course will educate you on the widespread issue of human trafficking and how to be aware of your surroundings.

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Fire and Fall Prevention                                              

Monday                                              HW193207         

10:00-11:00                        

Oct 7

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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Tai Chi Demonstration and Overview                                    

Tuesday                                              HW193238         

12:00-1:00                          

Oct 8

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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Being Mortal Documentary                                        

Wednesday                                      HW193303         

12:30-2:00                          

Oct 9

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 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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A Healthy Brain: The Tips and Tricks                                      

Wednesday                                      HW193328         

12:30-1:30                          

Oct 16

Instructor(s): Amanda Griffith

Every brain changes with age, and mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, and it's one of the most feared consequences of aging. It’s good to know that cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Join this course to learn the risk factors, what foods to eat, what activities to participate in, and what exercises to do for a healthy brain.

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Sleep Apnea and Treatments                                    

Thursday                                            HW193326         

09:00-10:00                        

Oct 17

Instructor(s): Ryan Nord, MD

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that affects 18 million Americans. When left untreated, it can lead to devastating effects on heart and brain health, impair quality of life and increase motor vehicle and occupational accident risk. While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is an effective front-line treatment, studies show that long term adherence rates are less than 50%. This course will present a breakthrough obstructive sleep apnea treatment available for patients unable to use CPAP.

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Hearing with Your Brain                                              

Thursday                                            HW193261         

10:30-11:30                        

Oct 17

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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Mystery of the Pelvic Floor                                        

Tuesday                                              HW193152         

12:00-1:00                          

Oct 22

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will present the risk and complaints of the condition called pelvic floor dysfunction. 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 lecture will benefit those who seek prevention opportunities, those who have pelvic organ prolapse and/or pelvic organ prolapse surgery and still experience issues they thought surgery would fix and for those who are living daily with the embarrassing daily common complaints.

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Fall Prevention                                

Thursday                                            HW193223         

10:00-11:00                        

Oct 24

Instructor(s): Kate Challis, RN, BSN and Heather Davis, RN

This course defines what is classified as a fall, discusses common injuries associated with falls, and educates students on preventative measures for falls.

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Tinnitus, Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Myths Debunked                                             

Thursday                                            HW193262         

9:00-10:00                          

Nov 7

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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Burn Prevention                                             

Tuesday                                              HW193329         

11:00-12:00                        

Nov 12

Instructor(s): Lillie Hinnant-Willis

The course is for students interested in learning more on how to prevent burn injuries. A variety of resources from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Burn Association (ABA) will be used to discuss safety practices within the home, such as cooking, bathing, and fire escape planning. Students will establish individual plans and have hands-on safety training. There will be plenty of time for questions!

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Functional Human Movement                                  

Wednesday                                      HW193193         

10:00-11:00                        

Nov 13

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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I Have Diabetes (or Prediabetes): Now What?                                  

Thursday                                            HW193330         

9:30-11:30                          

Nov 14

Instructor(s): Shelby Kinnaird

Were you (or a loved one) recently diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes? Are you confused about what to eat? Do you need to better understand the connection between diabetes and carbohydrates? Are you motivated to take better care of yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join this course about diabetes and food. You’ll learn about the science of blood sugar, how to recognize carbs in the foods you eat, how to read a nutrition label, easy techniques for portion control and menu planning, tips for handling special occasions and holidays, and much more. We’ll help you translate confusing medical jargon into practical things you can do to better manage your diabetes.

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Coping With Grief during the Holidays                                  

Wednesday                                      HW193302         

10:00-11:30                        

Nov 20

Instructor(s): Patti Cox

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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Foot Health and Diabetes: Simple Steps to Live a Longer, Fuller Life                                       

Thursday                                            HW193180         

9:30-10:30                          

Nov 21

Instructor(s): Robert Pica, DPM

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to raise awareness of this ever-growing disease. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes, and adults over age 65 are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than any other age group. Foot problems are the leading complications of diabetes that land patients in the hospital. Taking proper care of your feet or those of your loved one can minimize infections, ulcers and amputations. Learn the dos and don’ts of diabetic foot care as well as how to inspect your feet daily. Take away a check list so you know when to see a health care provider and also learn about the importance of an annual diabetic foot exam with your health care provider.

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Active Bystanders in an Emergency                                        

Monday                                              HW193320         

9:00-11:00                          

Nov 25

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                                 

Monday                                              HW193319         

12:00-1:00                          

Dec 2

Instructor(s): Amanda Griffith

We have all experienced music’s ability to bring cheer, evoke memories of the past, and provide comfort. For years, people have benefited from music therapy, which uses musical interventions to address physical, cognitive, and emotional issues in people of all ages. Join this course to learn about the benefits that music has on mental health.

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Food and Our Health                                    

Tuesday                                              HW193198         

2:30-3:30                             

Dec 10

Instructor(s): Mary Anne Snavely

This course will discuss reasons we should be paying attention to the food we eat. Consumption of the wrong foods can lead to weight gain and obesity which increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Discussion will be shared on what changes in food production, food growth and food life may be putting your health and waistline at risk.

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

Thursday                                            HW193287         

1:00-2:00                             

Dec 12

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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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.