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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.


 

Wondering About Wandering? What You Need To KnowOhio has over 200,000 citizens diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and 60% are at risk for wandering. Join us as we learn about Ohio's Missing Person Alert System and how citizens and caregivers can effectively respond to a vulnerable missing person situation.
Instructor: Vicki Germann, Office of Ohio Attorney General
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Feb 9      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Investment Basics Are your investments on track? The best investing strategy is a carefully planned and prepared approach. Join us for a discussion on how to create a well-planned strategy to help you meet your short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals.
Instructor: Jay Lindner, CFP, ChFC, CLU
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Feb 16      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Advance Directives: Important Health Documents Whether we are making decisions for ourselves or with/for loved ones, understanding and implementing advance directives can be difficult. Join us for a presentation and conversation designed to assist you with understanding and implementing important legal documents such as living wills, powers-of-attorney, and DNRs.
Instructor: Traci Paxton, LISW, OhioHealth Dempsey Center
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Feb 23      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Skin - The Great Protector Find out what your skin can tell you about your health. Offers suggestions on how to keep your skin healthy and ‘working for you’.
Instructor: Jane Acri, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Live Well Through All Stages of Life This discussion of whole person wellness is based on the book "What Are Old People Good For? How Elders Will Save the World" by Dr. Bill Thomas. Joel is the host of Journey Through Aging (Saturday mornings on radio station 880AM at 8 a.m.)
Instructor: Joel Wrobbel
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Continuing to Hear "the Voice": Maintaining Spirit Most of us believe that spirituality and religion can influence physical and emotional health and wellness. Join us as we discuss these concepts and related research, including how to incorporate religion/spirituality into the lives of our more frail and/or confused loved ones.
Instructor: Rabbi Cary Kozberg
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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The Imitation Game Join us for a screening of this 2014 Oscar Winning World War II Spy Drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Based on a true story, the film is an intense and haunting portrayal of the story of a brilliant and complicated genius who, together with a motley crew, helped to shorten the war and in turn, save millions of lives.
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Memory Matters Learn 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, System Dir/OhioHealth Neuroscience
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Smiles for SeniorsAssistance with daily oral hygiene is often needed for adults who have loss of strength, mobility or dexterity or have experienced conditions such as a stroke, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s. The program contains easy-to-understand information and suggestions on how to maintain a daily oral hygiene regimen for older adults.
Instructor: Dr. Ted Bauer, DDS - Schumacher & Bauer, DDS
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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STUFF!! Tips for Downsizing and Managing ClutterMany of us struggle to manage all the possessions we've accumulated. This session offers insights about why we collect what we do and when we should be concerned about it. Practical tips for downsizing and reducing clutter provided.
Instructor: Paula Taliaferro, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Arthritis - Knee & Hip updateJoin us as we learn about What is new in the world of Total Knee and Total Hip Replacements for arthritis.
Instructor: Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Apr 19      Tu      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: Hunny Adams, Physical Therapist OHNC
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Apr 26      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Senior Safety: Fire Risk Reduction Join us for this important and potentially life-saving presentation. A Firefighter from the Columbus Division of Fire will do a relaxed and casual presentation about the need for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, the importance of escape planning and cooking safety tips! There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Instructor: Steve Carna - Columbus Division of Fire
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Depression and the Older AdultDepression can lead to other life complications. Get insight into causes, symptoms and treatment of this serious but treatable illness.
Instructor: Sally Henkaline, RN, Central Area Agency on Aging
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Exercise your Body --> Exercise your BrainIs exercise the newest medication for fighting aging? Our brains have amazing neuro-plasticity -- or brain plasticity -- which is helped by exercise of all types. Learn more in this session.
Instructor: Julie Dallas - Delay the Disease
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Identity Theft - Prevention, Detection and RecoverIdentity Theft claims more than 10 million victims per year, and as we grow more dependent on new technology, personal information has become even more at risk for identity theft. This program will provide everyday habits to safeguard your identity; tips on how to detect if you are a victim, and what to do if your identity is stolen.
Instructor: Joan Coughlin - Central Ohio BBB
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Caring for the Care-GiverUnderstand the importance of taking care of yourself if you are a caregiver. Discover strategies for finding time for yourself and managing stress.
Instructor: Jackie Russell, RN, BSN, CNOR
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

Jun 7      Tu      12:30 - 2 p.m.       Members: FREE
                                                           Non-Members: $5

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Community Resources: How to Find and Use ThemNot just a list! For those individuals in need or those caring for loved ones. Learn where to find resource assistance, how to qualify, and best ways to make them work for you.
Instructor: Marcia Strall - Partner, Elder Life Solutions
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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Dehydration: A Common and Unwelcome VisitorHow 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) 566.5858

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

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5 Flights UpJoin us for popcorn and a Movie! Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this heartwarming story about a happily married couple who have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn apartment. As a series of crazy events unfold they'll find their unwavering love tested in surprising ways and ultimately discover a whole new lease on life!
Location: John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health
Call for more information: (614) 566.5858

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

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