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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.


 

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

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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

Wake Up To Better Sleep Join us as we explore clues for the causes of sleeplessness and resources to manage sleep disorders.
Instructor: Sally Henkaline, RN-Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Oct 4      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Be Green Be Healthy Join us for an introduction to a more healthy, non-toxic lifestyle. This class will help you understand chemicals in everyday products that may impact your body and health. We will explore healthy alternatives already on the market that are easy to find and use. Your body will thank you for making even the smallest change in your product choices!
Instructor: Suzanne Polsinelli, CEO - Edge Green Cleaning
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

Navigating the 2016 Election How will the outcomes of the 2016 Election impact public policy? Join Professor of Political Science-University of Dayton, Dr. Nancy Martorano-Miller as she explores the policy positions of the major presidential candidates as well as candidates for congressional, state and local offices with a special focus on issues important to older citizens.
Instructor: Nancy Martorano Miller, Ph.D. - University of Dayton
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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 also discuss new data regarding falls, and 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) 566.5858

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

 

Personal Self-defense As a Moral Obligation Join Rabbi Cary Kozberg in a discussion of a religious and moral understanding of personal self-defense. Personal security tips and the learning of basic self-defense techniques will be included. (Note: the session will involve physical activity, so participants should wear loose clothing AND bring an umbrella.)
Instructor: Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Side by Side - Life Transition
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

Road Rage!!! Lieutenant Mark Leach - Columbus Metro Post Commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will join us for a discussion of options when encountering road rage. Topics will include avoidance, "see something say something", the Safer Ohio Ap, and general vehicle safety.
Instructor: Lt. Mark Leach, Ohio State Highway Patrol
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Nov 8      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

How To Be a Savvy Patient Being a patient in the hospital is generally an unwanted, though sometimes necessary thing. There are many health care providers involved in your care when you are in the hospital, and this can confuse anyone. Learn how to be prepared, even in an unexpected hospitalization situation, and be your own advocate, or an advocate for a family member.
Instructor: Kristi Marshall BSN RN - Program Coordinator
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

No Event Nov 22

How to Protect Your Assets from Nursing Home Costs This program covers Medicaid eligibility rules & dispels myths while giving examples of techniques to preserve as much money as possible. It will also cover a VA benefit that can pay for care of wartime veterans or their surviving spouse. Finally, long-term care insurance will be discussed as a way to minimize reliance on Medicaid or VA benefits.
Instructor: Russ Golowin, JD - COPEC
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

Are You Prepared? Emergencies of all types happen every day to unsuspecting people. Steve Carna from the Columbus Division of Fire will join us to discuss how to be prepared in case an emergency happens to you.
Instructor: Steve Carna, Columbus Division of Fire
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Dec 6      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

Bone Health Many things can contribute to weakened bones -- and weakened bones can lead to multiple other health challenges. Learn about improving and maintaining bone health including tips related to diet, supplements, exercise, and other lifestyle factors.
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD, OhioHealth Senior Health
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

The Andy Williams Christmas Show Join us for a screening and discussion of this delightful classic Christmas show, filmed live at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson. Andy is joined by the Osmond Brothers and Lorrie Morgan for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring everyone's favorite Christmas songs. So come grab a popcorn and enjoy this festive show!
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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