Classes

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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.


 

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July 7 - No Class

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Choosing an Energy ProviderEnergy Choice – The major utilities in Ohio offer their customers the choice of buying their natural gas or electricity from an alternative supplier. Learn the potential benefits that choice provides and how to make the best decision for you when choosing an alternative supplier.
Instructor: Ray Foeller, Office of the Consumers' Counsel
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

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

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Senior SleepLearn about common changes with sleep patterns and tips for improving your 'sleep hygiene' and sleep quality. We will broadly cover common sleep disorders also.
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD, OhioHealth Neuroscience/Gerlach Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

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

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What's Your Eye-Q?Join us as we discuss common conditions affecting the older eye, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, as well as dry eyes and allergies. We will chat about current findings and treatments.
Instructor: Stephanie Koscher, Prevent Blindness Ohio
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Jul 28      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       FREE

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NebraskaIn this acclaimed 2013 film starring Bruce Dern and June Squibb, an aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Discussion will follow.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Aug 4      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       FREE

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Respiratory HealthSummer humidity is on the way! Learn more about common conditions affecting your breathing (such as asthma and COPD) and lung changes as we age, breathing exercises you can do easily anywhere, and about local resources that can assist you. This date is subject to change; please call ahead.
Instructor: Joyce Johnson, RRT, Breathing Association
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Aug 11      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Bone HealthMany things can contribute to weakened bones -- and weakened bones can lead to multiple other health challenges. Learn about improving and maintaining bone health from an expert in this area. 
Instructor: Alice Rozic, PT, DPT, OhioHealth McConnell Heart Hospital
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Aug 18      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

 

Welcome to Medicare/Medicare 101 This session will focus on the Medicare basics. We'll also discuss Medicare Parts A, B, C, & D as well as updates on coverage. Learn more about eligibility criteria, enrollment timelines, benefits, and how Medicare works with other products (such as employer coverage, retirement plans, etc.).
Instructor: Kendra Burford, Ohio Department of Insurance
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Aug 25      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Common Injuries and Accidents Among SeniorsA discussion of evidence- and research-based information highlighting the most common injuries and accidents and how to prevent them. We will discuss far more than falls -- you might be surprised!
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD, OhioHealth Neuroscience/Gerlach Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Sep 1      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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September 8 - No Class

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Mindfulness MattersMindfulness -- a way of being that is associated with stress reduction - has gained increasing recognition around the world. This class will give you the opportunity to learn what mindfulness entails, related research, and will also provide the opportunity to practice some mindfulness skills.
Instructor: Cheryl Rapose, M.Ed, MSW, LISW, OhioHealth
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Sep 15      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Worry Solutions Life is full of stressors. Learn how to worry less and worry well from the Director of Older Adult Services, Syntero/Norwest and Dublin Counseling Services.
Instructor: Hollie Goldberg, LISW-S, Syntero
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Sep 22      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Breaking the Pain ChainLearn the basics about how to manage chronic pain caused by arthritis. Learn how arthritis affects the body and is diagnosed; how to evaluate medication and other treatments; about diet, exercise and stress control; and how to build an effective health care team.
Instructor: Christopher Parsons, Arthritis Foundation
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

Sep 29      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5