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) 566.5858 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.


 

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) 566.5858

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) 566.5858

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) 566.5858

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) 566.5858

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) 566.5858

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

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The 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Join us as we revisit Dame Judi Dench, Maggie Smith,  the rest of the gang  -- now including Richard Gere -- in their retirement digs in India in this 2015 sequel film. This film is a comedy/drama and is rated PG.  Discussion will follow.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Oct 6       Tu       12:30 - 2 p.m.         FREE

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Stroke FactsStroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.  Learn about the common risk factors for a stroke and how to prevent one, about the different types of stroke, and how to recognize when a stroke is occurring.
Instructor: Renee Pack, RN, MSN, CNRN, OhioHealth Neuroscience
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Understanding and Organizing Your Vital DocumentsThe title of this session says it all.  What documents to have, what they do, and how to organize them will be covered by this financial planning expert. 
Instructor: Jerry Snyder, CFP 
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information:  (614) 566.5858

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

 

What is Your Gut Feeling?An overview of common gastrointestinal and digestive issues, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastritis, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, celiac disease and colitis.
Instructor: Jean Yarletts, RN, BSN 
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information:  (614) 566.5858

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

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Navigating the Healthcare MazeIn this session, we will discuss consumer rights and tips for seeking -- and getting - high quality care in various settings.
Instructor: Lynn Dobb, MSW, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Healthy Eating for the Holidays Several holidays are approaching — and with them come many food temptations and the tendency to overeat. Join us to discuss tricks and tips that will allow you to enjoy some treats without paying for them later on!
Instructor: Emily Monfiletto, McConnell Heart Health Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Managing Grief over the Holidays Whether the loss(es) you're grieving are fresh or not, holidays can stir up extra sadness. You may also have friends or family who are experiencing grief. Learn facts and strategies for coping with -- and supporting others through -- grief.
Instructor: Julie Olds, Schoedinger/COPEC
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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November 24 - No Class

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Going Green: Where Health and Well-Being Meet ‘Green’ living is more than just recycling. It means eating healthier, being active and getting involved in your community. Learn small steps you can take to positively impact the earth and your health!
Instructor: Jane Acri, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) SAD is a type of depression that is related to changes in the seasons, typically spanning the less-sunny fall and winter months. In this session, learn more about symptoms and treatments for SAD.
Instructor: Michele Stokes, PhD
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Holiday Inn Join us as we ring in the holidays with this Oscar winning 1942 favorite. With songs by Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby will grace us once again, this time on the big screen at Gerlach. Discussion will follow. Free to all.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Dec 15      Tu      12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.       FREE

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December 22 - No Class

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December 29 - No Class

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