Classes

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A Matter of Balance Learn to: control your fall risk/fear of falling, set realistic goals, modify your environment, and exercise to increase strength and balance at any age. Meets every Thursday for 8 weeks, starting October 22nd. Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required.
Instructor: Anne Goodman, MPH
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.9816
Date-series
Oct 22 - Dec 17      Th      1 - 3 p.m.        FREE
Skip Date: Nov. 26

AARP Drivers Safety ClassThe AARP driver class is designed for drivers 55 and older to refresh driving rules. Learn how to sharpen driving skills, adjust to age-related changes and understand the effects medications may have on driving performance. Completion of the class may reduce your insurance rates.

Location: O'Bleness Hospital
Register by phone: (740) 592.9270
Date-single
Aug 25     Tu      9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.         FREE

Instructor: Dale Strickland, AARP
Location: Grady Memorial Hospital
Co-sponsored by Grady Memorial Hospital and the Grady Life Center.
Register by phone: (740) 615.2130
Date-single
Sep 9      W      1 - 5 p.m.               Members: $15
                                                          Non-Members: $20

Healthy U: Chronic Disease Self-ManagementThis evidence-based program is designed to help those with chronic health issues such as arthritis or diabetes better manage these conditions. Learn Self-Management Tool Box techniques for dealing with fatigue, pain and stress. Text included.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 645.3866
Date-series
Aug 26 - Sep 30      W      1 - 3 p.m.        FREE

Lewy Body/Parkinson's Disease Dementia Support Group For a friend or family member of someone diagnosed with one or both of these disorders. Respite care and group time is also available for the diagnosed individual. Held every 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m to 12 p.m.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 457.6003
Date-single
Oct 15     Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE
Nov 19     Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE
Dec 17     Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE

 

SeniorBEAT This weekly one-hour class, which features exercises that can be done sitting or standing, are taught by SeniorBEAT volunteer instructors trained by the Arthritis Foundation. Classes are free to anyone age 60 and older. 

Location: O'Bleness Hospital - Lower Level room 10
Call for more information: (740) 385.8451
ongoing                Sa      10 - 11 a.m.      FREE 

Location: Athens Community Center
Class is cancelled if school is cancelled for weather.
Call for more information: (740) 385.8451
Date-series
ongoing            Tu       12:30 - 1:30 p.m.     FREE

Location: Wednesday classes are held at The Plains United Methodist Church.
Class is cancelled if school is cancelled for weather.
Call for more information: (740) 385.8451
Date-series
ongoing              W      10 - 11 a.m.      FREE
Skip Date: Nov. 11

Stepping On (Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging)This evidenced-based program is proven to reduce falls. Learn strength & balance exercises, about safe footwear, & more. Designed to complement other fall prevention activities. Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for 7 weeks. Pre-registration is required.
Instructor: Anne Goodman, MPH, Grant Medical Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.9816
Date-series
Aug 27 - Oct 8       Th      1 - 3 p.m.        FREE

The Early Stage Memory GroupA shared education/support experience for someone with an early stage dementia diagnosis and one of their family members/friends. Funded by The Columbus Foundation, William Greenville Pace Medical Research Fund. Call (614) 457.6003 to inquire about the next sessions.
Instructor: Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 457.6003
Fee: FREE