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Balance Training: How To Identify Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms of Neurological Changes 

Balance: Everything we do relies on our ability, but maintaining physical balance skills is an underrated aspect of our wellbeing. As we age, we lose muscle strength, vision and sensory perception — all things that contribute to our ability to balance. As a result mobility can be compromised and the lack of mobility can lead to falls and injuries. This course will demonstrate how to improve balance, assist in gaining confidence and fostering one’s independence Instructors: Bruce Gropper & Ed Gray

Mondays, November 21 and December 5 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Follow the Lead, The Ways to Better Memory and Longevity 

Years of research on aging and memory loss are beginning to pay dividends. The population longevity factors continue to extend life expectancy. With that fact, those who live longer continue to have issues of memory loss and cognitive skills. In this series, you will discover the methods that research has discovered and created to find a healthier way of life as we continue to age. Live longer, live better. Instructor: Dr. David T. Nash

Mondays, November 28, December 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Assisted Dying Legislation: The Legal & Moral Issues 

Does anyone have the right to decide how one chooses to end his life? How binding is the law carrying out one’s wishes? Should the decision to honor a patient’s wishes be up to the doctor? Is it fair to have the decision based on moral and religious principles? Moderator: Jewel Littenberg 

Thursday, December 15 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


The Psychology of Life: Mental Health for Seniors

This course will examine the factors causing stress and anxiety and their physical, behavioral and psychological effects. Also, we will discuss what mental illness is and how it affects the family. With a focus on humor and laughter, stress management techniques you can use in your daily life also will be reviewed. Learn about care giving, bereavement, how to move on and how to look at “who we are” related to selfconcept. (Are we winners or losers?) You will learn a lot about yourself in this series. Instructor: Dr. Jerry Goodman

Mondays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Let Food Be Your Medicine

The Father of Medicine said, “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”. While traditional or “allopathic” medicine is barely a century old, the practice of natural medicine using nature’s pharmacy can be traced back through ancient civilizations. Plants have yielded many natural medicines that help us heal ailments without harmful side effects. Many herbs, spices and food used by our grandmothers still continue to work and do not have the toxic side effects of pharmaceutical compounds. This workshop will focus on everyday foods that change moods, have medicinal qualities, interfere with or aid digestion, increase or decrease inflammation and slow the aging process. Instructor: Dr. Shellie Fraddin

Mondays, January 30, February 6, 13 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Are you hurting? Let us show you how to get healthy and manage pain using time-tested techniques. The Olympic swimmers reintroduced cupping to much fanfare in the recent Rio Olympics. Cupping is embraced by many cultures and is even called Bankes in Yiddish. Cupping and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine are combined into effective treatments for modern disorders. Come learn why the oldest continuously practiced medicine on the planet is still relevant now more than ever. We will also discuss how acupuncture works and discuss specific conditions such as arthritis, neuropathy, neck and lower back pain. Instructors: Drs. David & Jim Green

Wednesday, February 15 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Staying Healthy Physically, Mentally & Emotionally

This class provides a journey into what makes you happy as you enter the years ahead. The class is designed to motivate you to maintain and further a higher level of happiness, become fit physically, mentally and keep relationships wonderful and worthwhile throughout your life. Instructor: Neal Aronin

Wednesday, February 22 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

 

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