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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) 566.4225 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.


 

The Heart of the MatterJoin us as we discuss cardiac health -- and cardiac concerns -- including clarification of 'the numbers' and what different terms mean. Various tips for the best cardiac self-care will also be shared.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Feb 17      M      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Pelvic Pain and Incontinence IssuesPelvic floor and incontinence therapists treat both men and women who have pelvic pain and/or incontinence issues. Hear assessment/treatment options, about your pelvic floor functions and how you can improve symptoms by improving pelvic floor functioning.
Instructor: Therapists from OhioHealth Neighborhood Care
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

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

Choices in Care: What, When and HowIf 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) 566.4225

Mar 3      Tu     12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Senior Men's HealthJoin us for a talk from a doc about health changes and health needs -- such as what screenings are suggested -- for men in later life.
Instructor: Brian Carlisle, MD, MBA, OhioHealth Geriatrician
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Mar 10      Tu     12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Annuities and Other Fixed InvestmentsWhether you are planning for retirement, or living in retirement, you may benefit from learning more about various investment options from a certified financial planner. Come prepared to ask questions you may have.
Instructor: Jerry Snyder, CFP
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Mar 17      Tu     12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Memory MattersLearn about normal age-related changes in memory and about memory changes that need assessment. We also will discuss 'pseudo-dementias' -- memory problems caused by things such as medications or infection rather than by dementia.
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

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

Conversations that Light the WayA discussion of how to discuss end-of-life wishes with a loved one and what to consider for your own planning. This end-of-life expert will address the personal, emotional, and legal aspects PLUS the paperwork needed to officialize wishes.
Instructor: Jean O'Leary Pyles, Social Worker
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Mar 31      Tu     12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Diabetic Shoe Clinic If you are on Medicare and have diabetes, you may be eligible for a new pair of shoes designed for safety and comfort for those with diabetes. This is not a lecture, but is a chance for you to find out if you are eligible for this coverage and to view shoe selections.
Instructor: Staff from Diabetic Supplies, Columbus
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Register by phone: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Apr 7        Tu    12:30 - 2 p.m.       FREE

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Secrets to Serenity This session describes the basics of stress -- good and bad, and ways to manage it through awareness and relaxation techniques.
Instructor: Sally Henkaline, RN, Central Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Apr 14      Tu    12:30 - 2 p.m.        Members: FREE
                                                                Non-Members$5/Person

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To Sell or Not to Sell?The thought of the preparation and emotion involved in down-sizing from one home to a condo or another location is daunting -- especially if you've lived there a long time! This session will cover things to consider and tips for making the transition more manageable.
Instructor: Milton Lustnauer, RE/MAX Realtor
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Apr 21      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

 

LincolnJoin us as we screen this critically-acclaimed 2013 film, which chronicles Abraham Lincoln's struggles with battles on the field and within his own cabinet regarding his decision to emancipate the slaves. Discussion will follow.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Apr 28      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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Dehydration: A Common and Unwelcome Visitor How 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) 566.4225
Date-single
May 5      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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Tips and Tools for Choosing Care Services This session will cover the gamut of available services and guidelines for choosing those that address your needs and your budget. Tips on choosing reputable service providers will also be provided.
Instructor: Lori Wengerd, Owner, Home Care Assistance
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
May 12      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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An Estate, Probate, and Elder Law Issues UpdateThe title of this session says it all! This elder law expert will share updates and also will address questions you may have.
Instructor: Russ Golowin, JD, Central Ohio Prof. Ed Committee
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4226
Date-single
May 19      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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10 Rules of the New NormalHealth 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) 566.4225
Date-single
Jun 2      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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Rules for the RoadHear tips for safer driving, such as how to optimize how you 'fit' into your car, vision tips, and about available -- and simple -- car modifications. We will also discuss some new technologies geared for the older driver.
Instructor: Anne Goodman, MPH, Grant Medical Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Jun 9      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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Legislative UpdatesThis session will provide updates on Social Security, Medicare, and other current legislation.
Instructor: Jerry Snyder, CFP, Central Ohio Professional Ed Co
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Jun 16      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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Herbal Remedies: Help or Hype?Learn how to assess the safety & effectiveness of herbal products and alternative remedies. This session will review risks, cost, questions to ask
and where to get more information.
Instructor: Jane Acri, Central Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225
Date-single
Jun 23      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5

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Learning from the Oldest-OldJoin 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) 566.4225
Date-single
Jun 30      Tu   12:30 - 2 p.m.         Members: FREE
                                                            Non-Members: $5