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  • Elephant in the Room - Navigating Difficult Conversations with Aging Parents

    Get language and tools to help discuss the unique needs that come with aging parents including how and when to broach these weighty topics in a way that feels more approachable. Topics covered may include health care wishes, treatment options, grief and loss, living arrangements and more. The conversation will be guided by a health care worker experienced in end of life care who has navigated this road and the distinct challenges it can present with many patients and families as a hospice nurse case manager.
  • Everything You Want To Know About Medicare

    An educational presentation for anyone who wants to know more about Medicare. Topics will include Parts A, B, C, & D of Medicare, application process, estimated costs, supplements, MAPD, and when is the right time to sign up. This an ideal course for people that are turning 65 or over 65 and coming of their employer medical plan.
  • How Not Hearing Well is Impacting You

    Sarah Binfet, Au.D from SoundGate Hearing Clinic will be here to discuss the latest research on hearing loss. We will dive into the effects of hearing loss on brain health and how hearing loss also impacts other health conditions. We will discuss the importance of how good hearing helps maintain good brain health and go over what options and solutions are available to those with hearing loss. Most importantly, we will discuss how we can help! Light refreshments will be served.
  • Hypnosis: Weight Loss/Health Eating, Stop Smoking/Vaping, or Chewing Tobacco

    Do you feel like your life revolves around food or smoking cigarettes or vaping? Stop the cravings and urges with hypnosis and learn how to get healthy today! No more weight gain, no more cravings! This is a combined class with 2 sessions running concurrently. All students come together at introductions and then split into groups for their hypnosis sessions. Participants can attend both sessions at the combined class fee. Lifetime members pay a nominal fee. Participants will receive a hypnosis reinforcement CD and membership card to attend future classes.
  • Medications & You

    Meet a local pharmacist and get answers to questions such as: What is a drug? What types are there? How are they available? How do you maximize their benefits while minimizing their unwanted effects? How to determine if you're getting a good deal. As more medications become available, drug regimens become increasingly complex. Having a team in place, that includes your pharmacist, will help manage these vital regimens and lead to a healthy, long life. There will also be discussion about how insurance companies behave and their impact on you.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: The Art of the Present Moment

    Mindfulness is the art of living in the present moment, which brings increased happiness to life. This ancient method is used widely for handling pain, tension, stress, habit control, 11th step, insomnia, painful emotions and disturbing thoughts. Its content is our own experiences of body and mind. There is no ideology, so it is compatible with any religious or other practices. Research shows that it improves both physical and mental health. The teaching is cumulative so attendance at all meetings is most helpful. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
  • Stress Reduction Tools

    Are you wishing life felt less stressful? Are you interested in exploring therapeutic tools that are proven to help reduce stress? Explore stress management strategies you can do on your own that have been proven to help people feel more at ease from the day to day stresses in our lives. You will learn how stress affects the body, discover personal triggers or situations that increase stress, tools to combat difficult times, and prevent episodes of high stress. Everyone will have opportunities to practice multiple stress management strategies and explore which ones are the most beneficial for you.
  • Thyroid Things You Need To Know

    If you currently take thyroid medication but are still gaining weight and still have a variety of symptoms, there's more you need to know. Fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, rising cholesterol levels, inability to focus, thinning hair, digestive problems, abnormal blood pressure, reduced sex drive, and heart palpitations are only some of the symptoms. In this workshop, we’ll discuss: how thyroid function can make any illness worse; the 5 things that need to be measured, but usually aren’t; why the #1 thyroid replacement may not be helping you; connection between thyroid, fibromyalgia and arthritis; foods that help or hinder; commonly misunderstood rules of how and when to take thyroid meds; environmental triggers and info you need to discuss with your doctor..
  • Wheel of Friendship

    Come Spin the Wheel and enjoy this fun, interactive gathering, - packed with meaning, laughter and joy - along with light refreshments and explore the role friendship plays in the lives of those 65 and older. Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly