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

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

Healthy U: Cancer - Thriving and Surviving (CTS) CTS is a Stanford evidence- based workshop series. This FREE workshop may be for you if you are a cancer survivor or a caregiver of a cancer survivor. The series is once a week for six weeks for two and a half hours. Those who complete the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, "Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions", 4th Edition.
Instructor: Jane Acri, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 645.3866
Date-series
Mar 2 - Apr 6      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
Feb 18     Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE
Mar 17     Th      10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         FREE
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

 

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