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An Hour of Stress Relief & Gratitude Journaling


with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES, LRC Health Educator

Calendar Next session starts May 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Life can get stressful and stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and on our minds. Join us for an hour of stress relieving activities. We will listen to soothing music, sip green tea, and make glitter jars & stress balls that participants take home. We will also spend some time journaling.

Don’t Get Up: Chair Exercise for Any Body


with Ellie Foster, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Apr 4, 2019 at 5 pm

Getting fit can happen anywhere- even in a chair! Join us to learn some simple and easy moves to help work your whole body. The atmosphere will be positive and supportive and will be appropriate for all body shapes and fitness levels. We will guide you through the moves, but please note the instructor for this class is not a certified fitness instructor or personal trainer. Wear clothes you can move freely in and comfortable shoes. 

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Effective Communication Strategies


with Alzheimer's Association

Calendar Next session starts May 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters


with Alzheimer's Association

Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others.

Movie Night: Stress: Portrait of a Killer


with Ellie Foster, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Apr 8, 2019 at 5 pm

Stress used to be a lifesaving force. It came in bursts to help us run from predators (watch out for that saber tooth tiger!) or hunt prey (come here, you tasty antelope). Nowadays, stress shows up constantly- at work, at home, in the car, even while you are trying to sleep. If you are wondering just how much that stress impacts your body and mind, you will love this movie night. Join us to watch and discuss the National Geographic documentary, Stress: Portrait of a Killer. You will find out some of the dangerous ways that prolonged stress impacts your body including shrinking your brain, adding fat to your belly and even unraveling your chromosomes. A brief discussion will follow.

Pump Up Your Pelvic Floor


with Susan Ramsey, PT, MA

Calendar Next session starts Apr 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Did you know that regular pelvic floor muscle exercises can help: Improve bladder and bowel control Decrease pain during labor and childbirth

Improve recovery from gynecological surgery, prostate surgery, and childbirth Increase sexual sensation Increase social confidence and quality of life.

This class will teach participants how to find, feel, and move their pelvic floor muscles. We will learn specific exercises to strengthen and relax the muscles and how to incorporate those exercises into a daily routine. This class is open to men and women of all ages and stages of life, including pregnancy.

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