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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.


 

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

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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.
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.
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

 

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

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

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Tinnutis ReliefCommonly referred to as 'ringing in the ears,' tinnutis affects 50 million Americans. Join us to learn more about treatment options and symptom relief.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.4225

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

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Mindfulness 101Location: Ann Burba Crane Center at Grant
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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.
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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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.).
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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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.
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.
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.
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