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
Jun 9 - Jul 28      Th      1 - 3 p.m.        FREE

AAA Driver Improvement for Mature Drivers Driving on today's roadways can be challenging. AAA's eight-hour program, conducted on two consecutive four-hour afternoons, is designed to enhance driver safety, comfort and confidence. Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required since class size is limited.
Instructor: Mary Lou Gallimore - Manager AAA Ohio Auto Club
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.5858
Date-series
May 26 & 27     Th & F    1 - 5 p.m.     $15/person

AARP Driver Safety Class Learn how to sharpen driving skills, adjust to age-related changes and understand the effects medications may have on driving performance.

Co-sponsored by Grady Memorial Hospital and the Grady Life Center.
Instructor: John Keener
Location: O'Bleness Hospital
Register by phone: (740) 592.9270
Date-single
Apr 5     Th      9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.         FREE

Instructor: AARP Instructor
Location: Grady Memorial Hospital
Register by phone: (740) 615.2130
Date-single
May 11     W      1 - 5 p.m.          FREE

Car Fit Event Make an appointment to be properly "fit" and measured into your personal vehicle. Proper car fit leads to increased comfort and safety on the road and behind the wheel. Call (614) 566.5858 to register for limited number of 20-minute slots.
Instructor: Anne Goodman, MPH; Michele Stokes, PhD
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.5858
Date-single
Jun 10      F      1 - 5 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
Apr 21      Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE
May 19     Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE
Jun 16      Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE

  

Riverside Area Parkinson's Support Group Support group designed for patients/families and Care-givers. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 12:15 p.m. in the upstairs classroom.
Instructor: Annie Wallis MSW, National Parkinson Foundation
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 890.1901
Date-single
May 4       W       12:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.        FREE
Jun 4        W       12:15 p.m. - 2 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

Stepping On (Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging) This evidenced-based program is proven to reduce falls. Learn strength & balance exercises, about safe footwear, and more. Designed to complement other fall prevention activities. Every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. for seven weeks. Pre-registration is required.
Instructor: Anne Goodman, MPH, Grant Medical Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.9301
Date-series
Apr 7 - May 19      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