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FOOD FOR THOUGHT SERIES at the John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health

Join us on all TUESDAYS from 12:30 -2 p.m. for a variety of topics at the John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health. Sessions are FREE for AdvantAge members and $5 for non-members. Call (614) 566.5858 to leave your registration information.

AdvantAge membership is offered to those 50 years of age an older and is just $15 annually for an individual or $20 for a couple living at the same address. Membership is FREE to OhioHealth volunteers, retirees, and current associates aged 50 and over.


 

Identity Theft - Prevention, Detection and RecoverIdentity Theft claims more than 10 million victims per year, and as we grow more dependent on new technology, personal information has become even more at risk for identity theft. This program will provide everyday habits to safeguard your identity; tips on how to detect if you are a victim, and what to do if your identity is stolen.
Instructor: Joan Coughlin - Central Ohio BBB
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

May 24      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

No Program on May 31

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Caring for the Care-GiverUnderstand the importance of taking care of yourself if you are a caregiver. Discover strategies for finding time for yourself and managing stress.
Instructor: Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jun 7      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Community Resources: How to Find and Use ThemNot just a list! For those individuals in need or those caring for loved ones. Learn where to find resource assistance, how to qualify, and best ways to make them work for you.
Instructor: Marcia Strall - Partner, Elder Life Solutions
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jun 14      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Dehydration: A Common and Unwelcome VisitorHow our bodies process fluids and react in hot weather changes as we age, for a variety of reasons -- and we often start to limit fluid intake as well. We can become dehydrated without knowing it. Learn how to detect and avoid dehydration.
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD, OhioHealth Senior Health
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jun 21      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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5 Flights UpJoin us for popcorn and a Movie! Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple who have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn apartment. As a series of crazy events unfold they'll find their unwavering love tested in surprising ways and ultimately discover a whole new lease on life!
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jun 28      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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No Program on July 5

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Estate Planning Essentials A fast-paced overview of the most critical estate planning documents. Topics include Wills and Probate, Trusts and Probate avoidance, Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, Living Wills and HIPAA Medical Authorizations. Russ will briefly touch on Medicaid, Veterans Aid and Attendance, and long-term care planning as well.
Instructor: Russ Golowin, JD, Central Ohio Prof. Ed Committee
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jul 12      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

10 Rules of the New Normal Health and wellness knowledge and recommendations are ever-changing, and can be hard to keep up with sometimes! Join us to learn more.
Instructor: Jackie Russell, RN BSN, OhioHealth Delay the Disease
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jul 19      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Artifacts of the Past Join us in the "time machine" as we journey back to the 1880s. See and touch some tools and implements that were used and learn just how resourceful early Ohio residents were in their daily lives.
Instructor: Carrie Keller - Columbus Metro Parks
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jul 26      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

 

Balance™ for Natural Alignment Natural alignment is something easily lost. Some people in other cultures have never lost their natural alignment and remain free of back and joint pain that often plagues us in this nation. This introduction to Balance™ may help you feel, look, and live better too!
Instructor: Mary Sinclair, RYT, LMT
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Aug 2      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Family Dynamics and Aging Part 2 Learn common characteristics of spouses, adult children and siblings involved in caregiving. This is a continuation of the initial presentation held in January. Will include a brief review of what was already covered and a question and answer session.
Instructor: Patty Callahan, LISW - COAAA
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Aug 9      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

How to Support the Grieving Everyone experiences loss in their lives. It can be the loss of a job, a relationship, financial loss, or death. But few of us feel comfortable in reaching out to people experiencing loss. Join us as we explore insightful information on how to help others during times of loss.
Instructor: Michael Schoedinger, CFSP, CPC
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Aug 16      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Diabetic Shoe Clinic Most insurances approve one pair of therapeutic shoes and three pair of inserts each year for diabetic patients. Join us for a short talk on diabetic foot care, followed by the opportunity to select and be fitted for therapeutic shoes. Please bring your insurance and doctor info with you. Registration is required.
Instructor: Mark Trakhtenberg, Licensed Pedorthist
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.5858

Aug 23      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       FREE

Joy Join us for popcorn, movie & discussion! "Joy" is a biographical comedy-drama starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire. The film is a semi-fictional portrayal of how Mangano overcame personal and professional obstacles to rise to the top. Also stars Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Aug 30      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       FREE

No Program on September 6

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Medicare 101 - Preparing for Open Enrollment This session will focus on the Medicare basics. We'll also discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C, & D as well as updates on coverage, and also how to get ready for Medicare’s annual open enrollment which starts in October of 2016.
Instructor: Kendra Burford, Ohio Department of Insurance
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Sep 13      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Choices in Care: What, When, and How If we’re lucky, we all get to live long enough and feel well enough to make our own decisions on the “who, what, when, and where” of our senior years. Understanding the available options is key to making these choices. Join us for a comprehensive discussion of making your own Plan A and Plan B.
Instructor: Lori Wengerd-Owner/President, Home Care Assistance
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Sep 20      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Learning from the Oldest-Old Join us as we discuss characteristics and habits of the oldest-old (and learn what that category means!). Researchers who have interviewed these individuals around the globe have identified common themes.
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD, OhioHealth Senior Health
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Sep 27      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5